For further information contact:
Christine Bell, MTIP Program Manager
301 South Park
Helena, MT 59620-0505
The Office of Government Contracting (GC) works to create an environment for maximum participation by small, disadvantaged, and woman-owned businesses in federal government contract awards and large prime subcontract awards. GC advocates on behalf of small business in the federal procurement world.
The Historically Underutilized Business Zone Contracting Program (HUBZone) promotes economic development and job creation in targeted urban and rural areas by providing access to Federal contracting opportunities. Contracts may be obtained through sole source, competitive set-aside, or full and open competition with price evaluation preference procedures. A firm must qualify as a small business and meet all of the following criteria to qualify for the HUBZone program:
Principle office must be located in a HUBZone,
Wholly owned and controlled by U.S. Citizens and
At least 35% of the firm’s employees must reside in a HUBZone.
Potential applicants can determine if their company is located within a HUBZone by using an on-line system available through SBA’s web site. The web site allows firms to use an electronic application process or download a paper version for submission to SBA headquarters in Washington, D.C. For more information contact the Montana District Office at (406) 441-1081 or 1-800-776-9144 select option #2.
Interested in growing your business through the sale of products or services to the federal government? The government's annual procurement budget is $200 billion - this can be a source of new business opportunities for you. Contact Business Development Specialists, Kelly Dixon (406.441.1085) or John Donovan (406.441.1087) for questions regarding the 8(a) program.