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However, the HUBZone certification application process takes more analysis than simply filling out forms.
If the information submitted on your HUBZone application is false, there could be criminal penalties assessed if your company gets a HUBZone contract with the federal government.
Having a HUBZone certification consultant to guide you through the application process and to provide insight after getting certified is essential to avoid criminal and civil liability.
At Watson & Associates, LLC, our small business lawyers and government contracts attorneys understand the dangerous and costly landmines that can get companies in trouble. In addition to consulting on the SBA HUBZone application process, our attorneys and consultants also offer help with the various nuances that companies face after getting certified. This includes challenges to a company’s HUBZone status.
What We Do
During the initial HUBZone application process, we analyze the documentation that supports the requirements of 13 CFR 126.This includes the small business status and principal place of business requirement. Simply having a location in the business zone is not enough. The SBA wants to see more.
We also consult as to whether the applicant meets the HUBZone employee requirements. These are all issues that are subject to legal scrutiny if the company is challenged in a bid protest after contract award.
- Prompt response
- Costs for small business advice at a fraction of what other law firms charge
- You get the help of legal professionals that understand the HUBZone Program
HUBZone Application and Certification Qualifications Attorney Services
With law offices located in Washington, DC and in Colorado, Watson & Associates’ government contract lawyers help clients to get HUBZone certified and provide post-certification legal and consulting services that include:
- HUBZone Sole Source matters
- Meeting HUBZone requirements
- HUBZone Joint Venture help.
- Federal small business consulting
- HUBZone Set-Aside matters
- Appeals representation of HUBZone small business status
- HUBZone qualification for Teaming, joint ventures, and SBA affiliation.
- SBA HUBZone Program consulting
- SBA OHA appeals
- Sole source business opportunities
- SBA HUBZone business appeals to the federal circuit court.
- Certificate of Competency and contractor responsibility matters.
For small business advice or to schedule a free consultation with our experienced SBA HUBZone Program attorneys and consultants, call Watson & Associates, LLC today toll-free at 1-866-601-5518.
HUBZone Requirements — Initial SBA HUBZone Application
Small businesses must meet the statutory certified HUBZone business qualifications to take advantage of business opportunities. Your initial SBA HUBZone application must show that (1)you are a small business under the SBA size standards; (2) the company must be owned and controlled at least 51% by U.S. citizens, or a Community Development Corporation, an agricultural cooperative, or an Indian tribe; (3) Its principal office must be located within a “Historically Underutilized Business Zone,” which includes lands considered “Indian Country” and military facilities closed by the Base Realignment and Closure Act; and (4) At least 35% of its employees must reside in a HUBZone..
Bid protests and HUBZone Program qualifications and Set Aside bid protest litigation. Showing that your company meets the SBA HUBZone application requirements under 13 CFR 126.6 can be a daunting process when your competition challenges the status of your company. Whether there is a traditional protest at the Government Accountability Office or SBA protest, Watson & Associates’ law firm can help either as an intervenor or protestor.
SBA HUBZone procurement fraud matters: Small businesses sometimes are exposed to various levels of procurement fraud. As a result, they can face either jail time or even suspension and debarment. Where situations arise, our HUBZone business attorneys apply our vast experience to help you minimize the impact.
Small Business Help Appealing SBA HUBZone determinations: When the SBA makes an adverse decision regarding your HUBZone certification status, certificate of competency decisions or other rulings that negatively impact your business’ bottom line, our law firm can analyze your case for appeal to the SBA’s Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development. Do not make the mistake of filing an appeal with SBA OHA. See . 13 CFR 126.805(a).OHA has no jurisdiction to hear this type of appeal.
Meeting HUBZone qualifications at the bidding stages: Another costly mistake made by small businesses if failing to meet the bidding requirements of 13 CFR 126.601 (c) at the various bidding stages. SBA HUBZone certified companies must still maintain their status when bidding on new federal contracts. This is has been a consistent dispute that results in litigation and bid protests.
Nationwide HUBZone Certification Application Services
Watson’s SBA HUBZone certification lawyers and SBA small business consulting firm represent federal contractors in all states regarding HUBZone application and set aside litigation matters. We intervene for federal small businesses and large DoD contractors in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Cities in which our Washington DC government contract SBA HUBZone lawyers and Small Business Consulting Firm help companies to get certified include Anchorage, AK; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Colorado Springs, CO; Dallas, TX; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, IN; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA; and Tampa, FL.
Contact Our SBA HUBZone Attorneys
If you are HUBZones small business owners and have been accused of government procurement fraud, need help meeting the SBA HUBZone certification application and employee requirement, call Watson & Associates, LLC small business consulting firm to schedule a free consultation. Call toll-free at 1-866-601-5518.