How to Explore the 8A SBA Gov’t Contracting Program – Sept. 20 (Prov)

The federal government spends over $2 billion on goods and services each year. Are you getting your share? A SBA small business certification may make the difference for your company. Named for Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, this program was created to help small and disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. It also helps these companies gain access to federal and private procurement markets

Thursday, September 20 from 10:00am – 12:00pm CWE Providence Fee:  Free

To register: Call 401-277-0800 or

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3808228514

HUBzone Webinar – Sept. 6th

Thursday, September 6

HUBZone Program Webinar (U.S. Small Business Administration – Webinar will be held from 1:00 – 2:00pm and is free of charge.  To register and receive login information, please contact Matthew Spoehr at the SBA by calling 401- 528-4561 or email providence.ri@sba.gov ):

The HUBZone Program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. Program benefits include; competitive and sole source contracting, 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions, subcontracting opportunities.

HUBZone 101 @Newport Chamber – Aug. 22nd (10-noon)

The U.S. Small Business Administration and Rhode Island Small Business Development Center are pleased to bring you this innovative event. There are 44 designated “HUBZones” in Rhode Island, of which, 2 reside in the city of Newport.

What is the HUBZone Program?

The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. The Federal Government buys everything from paperclips to aircraft carriers.

Benefits of the HUBZone Program:

*Competitive and sole source contracting

*10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions, as well as subcontracting opportunities

*The federal government has a goal of awarding 3% of all dollars for federal prime contracts to HUBZone-certified small business concerns

To see if your business is located in a HUBZone, simply visit – http://map.sba.gov/hubzone/maps/

WHEN/WHERE:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
10:00am – Noon
Newport County Chamber of Commerce
35 Valley Road Middletown, RI 02842

To register for this event, please contact Matthew Spoehr at the SBA by calling (401) 528-4561 or email providence.ri@sba.gov

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE NEWPORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR HOSTING THIS EVENT!

SBA’s participation or support of this event is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any co-sponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs or cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a non -discriminatory basis.