Protest Case Highlights

The award of a HUBZone contract may be protested by an offeror, the contracting officer, or the SBA. There are three possible outcomes of a HUBZone status protest:

  • Dismissed: the protest was not evaluated by the SBA because it was untimely, not submitted by an interested party, or not specific enough. In some cases when a protest is dismissed because it was not submitted on time, but the information presented was specific, SBA may file its own protest. 
  • Sustained: SBA found the protested company to be ineligible for the award and/or ineligible for (and therefore decertified from) the program.
  • Denied: SBA found the protested company to be eligible for the award and for the program.

To learn more, watch the HUBZone mini-primer on Understanding HUBZone Protests

The protest FAQ also covers how to protest an award.

HUBZone Protest Decisions

The table below represents a sample of protest decisions. Click on the SBA File Number to view each decision. New decisions will be added to this page periodically.

SBA File Number Decision Date Outcome
02-2014 11/8/2013 denied
03-2014 11/15/2013 denied
04-2014 11/15/2013 denied
05-2014 11/14/2013 dismissed
06-2014 11/19/2013 dismissed
07-2014 12/4/2013 denied
08-2014 12/12/2013 dismissed
09-2014 12/31/2013 sustained
12-2014 2/26/2014 denied
13-2014 3/19/2014 denied
14-2014 3/27/2014 denied
15-2014 4/2/2014 denied
16-2014 3/31/2014 dismissed
18-2014 6/6/2014 denied
19-2014 6/30/2014 denied
20-2014 7/15/2014 denied
21-2014 8/28/2014 denied
22-2014 8/27/2014 dismissed