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Government Agencies Can contract with a HUBZONE Company or a  HUBZONE joint venture by:

1.  Sole Source:  Contracting offices may award a sole-source contract to a HUBZone company or a HUBZone Joint Venture if: 

  • The procurement does not exceed $7.5 million for products or $4 million for professional services, ​

  • The contracting officers do not have a reasonable expectation that two or more qualified HUBZone small businesses will submit offers, and

  • The contracting officers determine that the qualified HUBZone small business is responsible and that the contract can be awarded at a fair price. 

2.  HUBZone Competitive Set-Aside:  If two or more qualified HUBZone companies will submit offers, contracting officers  
 may conduct a HUBZone competitive set-aside.  No contract size limit.

3.  10% Price Evaluation Advantage:  A HUBZone or HUBZone joint venture has 10% Price Evaluation Advantage In Full and Open Competition Against Large Businesses.  No contract size limit.

                                                                         HUBZONE JOINT VENTURE

  • What is an all small business HUBZone joint venture?  As per 13 CFR 126.616, an SBA-certified HUBZone small business and another small business can form an all small business HUBZone joint venture to pursue HUBZone contracts and subcontracts.. 

  • Can an agency award a HUBZone contract to a HUBZone joint venture?  Yes. According to 13 CFR 126.616, a HUBZone contract or subcontract can be awarded to a HUBZone joint venture, as long as the lead joint venturer is a certified HUBZone small business.