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Government Contracting Programs

  • What is a Small Business Set Aside?

    Small business set-asides are a powerful tool for helping small businesses compete for and win federal contracts.

  • Women-Owned Small Businesses

    The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program authorizes contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible women-owned small businesses.

  • 8(a) Business Development Program

    Learn how SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace.

  • HUBZone Program

    The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.

  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses

    This program provides procuring agencies with the authority to set acquisitions aside for exclusive competition among service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns.

  • Small Disadvantaged Businesses

    Firms that are considered to be small disadvantaged businesses can compete for certain federal contracting opportunities.

  • All Small Mentor-Protégé Program

    This new program was established to develop strong protégé firms through mentor-provided business development assistance, and to help protégés successfully compete for government contracts. The SBA...