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  • * Scorecard recently released SBA – “A”; Energy – “F”; Education and National Science Foundation – “C”
  • Replaces the “significant portion” language of the previous regulations.
  • DoingBusiness2.0 Presentation: SBA Business Development & Contracting Programs

    1. 1. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office SBA’s Business Development and Contracting Programs
    2. 2. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Small Business Act, 1953 “It is the Declared Policy of the Congress …to insure that a fair proportion of the total purchases and contracts or subcontracts for property and services for the Government be placed with small business enterprises.”
    3. 3. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Federal Procurement $500 Billion +$500 Billion + per yearper year U.S. Government: The World’s Largest Customer FederalFederal Contracts =Contracts =
    4. 4. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Federal Procurement Small Businesses: 23% Service-Disabled Vets: 3% SDB: 5% Women-owned: 5% HUBZone: 3% PROCUREMENT TARGETS: $500 Billion +$500 Billion + per yearper year
    5. 5. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office • District of Columbia • Montgomery County, MD • Prince George’s County, MD • Fairfax County, VA • Loudoun County, VA • Arlington County, VA • City of Alexandria, VA • City of Fairfax, VA U.S. Small Business Administration Washington Metropolitan Area District
    6. 6. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office What part does the SBA play in procurement? 1. Keeping Score: SBA negotiates annual procurement goals with each Federal agency Ensures that the combined goals > 23% Reviews each agency’s results Issues annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard for entire Federal Government
    7. 7. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office 2. Counseling and Training: Procurement training and matchmaking events. Resource Partners help business owners find and bid on procurement opportunities. Resource Partners include: SCORE, SBDC, WBC. What part does the SBA play in procurement?
    8. 8. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office 3. Certification SBA-Certified: HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program 8(a) Business Development Program Self-Certified: Small Disadvantaged Business Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Women-Owned Small Business What part does the SBA play in procurement?
    9. 9. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office SBA-Certified Contracting Programs HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program 8(a) Business Development Program
    10. 10. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program 13CFR Part 126 Designed to stimulate economic development and create jobs in urban and rural communities. HUBZone = Historically Underutilized Business Zone
    11. 11. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program HUBZone contracts are awarded to a qualified HUBZone Small Business Contractor (SBC) through any of the following means: Set-aside awards based on competition restricted to qualified HUBZone SBCs. Awards to qualified HUBZone firms through full and open competition after a price evaluation preference in favor of qualified HUBZone SBCs (10%, where price is considered an evaluation factor).
    12. 12. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office HUBZone Requirements Must be a SMALL business Concern must be owned and controlled only by US citizens Principal office of the concern must be located in a HUBZone; and At least 35% of the concern’s employees must reside in a HUBZone
    13. 13. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office 8(a) Business Development Program 13CFR Part 124 Helps eligible small socially and economically disadvantaged businesses grow and become sustainable. Training in business management & marketing Opportunities to team with other companies
    14. 14. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office 8(a) Eligibility United States citizen Socially & economically disadvantaged Own unconditionally at least 51% of concern Control & manage concern on full-time basis Good character - not debarred, suspended, parole or probation Registered in System for Award Management (SAM) database Two (2) years business history in primary industry classification, as shown with tax returns (may sometimes be waived) Business must be small per SBA’s size standards        
    15. 15. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Who is Socially and Economically Disadvantaged? Socially disadvantaged persons have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias because of their identities as members of groups. People are economically disadvantaged if they are socially disadvantaged and their ability to compete in the free enterprise system has been impaired due to diminished access to capital and credit.
    16. 16. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office SBA will examine: Personal income for the past three years Personal net worth Fair market value of all assets Spouse’s financial condition, in certain circumstances Determining Economic Disadvantage
    17. 17. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Program enrollment = 9 years Program participation divided into 2 stages: Year 1 – 4 Developmental Year 5 - 9 Transitional Must maintain eligibility throughout enrollment 8(a) Business Development Program
    18. 18. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office New Suspension Rule For Military Service If the disadvantaged individual owner(s) of the 8(a) firm are called to active military status, SBA will no longer terminate the firm.(13 CFR 124.305) Firm may elect to: be suspended from program participation until original owner returns from duty (nine-year clock stops during suspension, resumes from that point), or continue participation if another disadvantaged individual(s) assumes control of the firm
    19. 19. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Size for Primary NAICS Code Firm must generally remain small. SBA may graduate a participant prior to the expiration of its program term if firm does not remain small, as adjusted, for three successive program years.
    20. 20. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Reporting on Performance of Work Requirements Annual Review: Participant must demonstrate how it is meeting the performance of work requirements for each 8(a) contract that it is performing as part of a JV 8(a) Contract: At the completion of every 8(a) contract awarded to a JV, the Participant must explain how Performance of Work Requirements were met
    21. 21. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Completion of Program Term A concern may leave the program by: Expiration of the program term (Nine years) Voluntary withdrawal or voluntary early graduation Graduation (13 CFR 124.302) Early graduation (13 CFR 124.302 and 304) Termination (13 CFR 124.303 and 304)
    22. 22. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Joint Ventures: Structure Requirements tightened for joint ventures (JV) so that non- disadvantaged firms do not unduly benefit from the 8(a) program JV agreement may be informal or formal (separate business structure) but must be in writing Can be unpopulated or populated (JV employs separate employees). Rules are different for each.
    23. 23. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Joint Ventures: Generally may not be awarded more than three contracts over a two year period, starting from the date of the award of the first contract, without the partners to the JV being deemed affiliated for all purposes. (13 CFR 121.103) Same entities may create additional JVs and each new joint venture entity may be awarded up to 3 contracts.
    24. 24. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Mentor Protégé Program Non-profits can be Mentors Mentor can have up to 3 protégés at one time A firm cannot be both a Protégé and a Mentor at the same time Protégé can have second Mentor, corresponding to an unrelated, secondary NAICS code Assistance provided by the Mentor must be tied to the Protégé’s SBA-approved business plan SBA prohibited from approving a new Mentor/Protégé relationship within six months of the end of an 8(a) Participant’s program term
    25. 25. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Mentor/Protégé Agreement must be approved by SBA before the firms can submit a JV offer on a procurement as a small business In order to receive the exclusion from affiliation on any 8(a) or non-8(a) contracts, the agreement must comply with all 8(a) JV requirements SBA approved Mentor/Protégé joint ventures are small for federal contracts Contracting benefits derived from Mentor/Protégé relationship end once the protégé leaves the 8(a) program Mentor Protégé Program
    26. 26. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Failure to Provide Assistance Consequences if Mentor does not provide agreed-to assistance: SBA may terminate the Mentor/Protégé Agreement Mentor is ineligible to participate for 2 years SBA may recommend a stop work order for each contract the Mentor and Protégé are performing as a JV and where they have received the exclusion from affiliation SBA may authorize substitution of protégé firm for the JV May constitute grounds for Government-wide suspension or debarment
    27. 27. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Self-Certified Contracting Programs Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB) Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOB) Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB)
    28. 28. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Program Self-certifying program as of October 2008 Subcontracting opportunities SDBs are eligible for special bidding benefits Prime contractors get credit towards small business goals for using SDBs as subs
    29. 29. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office SDB Eligibility Criteria Similar to 8(a), except higher allowable Net Worth After excluding the individual’s equity in the firm and equity in the primary residence, net worth may not exceed $750,000.* Net Worth less equity in primary residence less equity in business equals adjusted net worth (which must not exceed $750,000 ) *when married, separate statements from each spouse to show each individual’s joint or community property shares and separate property.
    30. 30. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) Program Self-certifying program SDVOBs are eligible to bid on set-aside contracts Subcontracting opportunities Prime contractors get credit towards small business goals for using SDVOBs as subs
    31. 31. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office SDVOB Program: Who is Eligible? Size: Must be small according to SBA standards Ownership: Must be at least 51% directly and unconditionally controlled by one or more service disabled veterans  Status: Owners(s) must have Form DD-214 indicating honorable discharge
    32. 32. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)Program 13CFR Part 127 Program Started February 2011 Firms self-certify as Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB), or Economically-Disadvantaged Women- Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB) For 83 target industries (NAICS codes) where WOSBs are under-represented, contract officers may set-aside contracts for WOSBs or EDWOSBs only (under specific circumstances)
    33. 33. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office WOSB Program: Who is eligible? Size: Must be small according to SBA size standards Ownership: Must be at least 51% directly and unconditionally owned by a woman or women Citizenship: Majority owner or owners must be U.S. citizens Management: Control and day-to-day management must be in hands of a woman or women
    34. 34. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office WOSB Program: EDWOSB An Economicallly-Disadvantaged Woman- Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) is a WOSB which is owned by a woman or women whose: Personal Net Worth < $750,000 Average Annual Income < $350,000 (preceding 3 year average) Total Assets < $6,000,000 (including primary residence and business)
    35. 35. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office WOSB Program: Set-asides I. RAND Study (2007) = 83 Designated NAICS Codes: 45 NAICS Codes = Women-owned businesses “under-represented” Competition may be restricted to certified EDWOSBs 38 NAICS Codes = Women-owned businesses “substantially under-represented” Competition may be restricted to ALL CERTIFIED WOSBs II. Award < $3 million ($5 million for manufacturing) III. “Reasonable expectation” of two or more WOSBs or EDWOSBs bidding IV. “Fair and reasonable” price
    36. 36. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office WOSB Program: Certification Self-Certification: •Register and enter data in SAM (System for Award Management) www.sam.gov •Submit documents to SBA’s WOSB Program Repository See www.sba.gov/wosb for details Third Party Certification: SBA has approved several third-party certifiers.
    37. 37. Washington Metropolitan Area District Office For More InformationFor More Information Contact your Washington Metropolitan Area District Office: www.sba.gov/dc or 202-205-8800

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