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Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)
- Must be a small business.
- Must be at least 51 percent owned and controlled by U.S. citizens.
- Must have its principal office located in a HUBZone.
- Must have at least 35 percent of its employees reside in a HUBZone.
- Or owned by an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), an Indian Tribal Government, a Small Agricultural Cooperative, or a Community Development Corporation.
- Defined as the location where the greatest number of employees perform the majority of their work.
- The Small Business Administration conducts the HUBZone certification.
- Currently, there is authority in the Federal Acquisition Regulation for HUBZone small business set-asides and HUBZone Price Evaluation preferences.
- Title VI of the Small Business Reauthorization Act (1997) (15 U.S.C. 631)
- FAR 19.13
- A Federal Government–wide statute established goals of 3 percent of the total contract and subcontract value.
- NASA goals are 3 percent of the total prime and subcontract value.
More information on HUBZone small businesses can be found at http://www.sba.gov/hubzone/.
It is NASA policy to provide the maximum practicable number of acquisition opportunities to HUBZone small businesses.
HUBZone Small Business Goals
- Increase the number of annual contract actions and contract dollar value to HUBZone small businesses.
- Increase the number of HUBZone small businesses in high-tech areas by expanding the Mentor-Protégé Program.
- Monitor the performance of HUBZone small business subcontracting through the use of Individual Subcontract Reports (ISRs) at each Center.
- Monitor the Agency’s annual HUBZone small business subcontracting dollars through the Summary Subcontract Report (SSR).
- Provide outreach to HUBZone small businesses through small business events and matchmaking opportunity outreach events.
- Increase communication with HUBZone small businesses through the use of the OSBP Web site.
- Include training for the NASA acquisition workforce on HUBZone small businesses.
- Monitor the Federal databases to ensure that all data are entered accurately and reviewed regularly.
- Require NASA Centers to report initiatives in support of HUBZone small businesses on a semiannual basis.
- Use an enterprise model to execute these goals and track accomplishments.
U.S Small Business Administration