Creating Value Through Small Business Certifications

NOTE: The Alaska PTAC has been renamed as Alaska APEX Accelerator. This change occurred on September 15, 2023. Learn why.

The federal government has established that all solicitations under the simplified acquisition threshold shall be set aside for small business or further restricts competition to one of the small business subcategories such as 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB, WOSB, or EDWOSB. With this in mind, what does a business have to do to qualify for these various small business designations? Which certifications are self-certified and which require an application and approval process? And once a business obtains certifications – what do they do with them? This workshop will provide answers to these questions.

Join Randy Miller, SBA PCR and Jody King, PTAC Contract Specialist as they discuss the following topics:

  • Overview of certification eligibility requirements and application processes
  • HUBZone Program Updates
  • Have the certifications – now what?
  • Marketing tools o Teaming Applications (limitation on subcontracting & “similarly situated entities”)
  • Use in Joint Ventures & SBA Mentor-Protégé Programs

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Do you have questions or feedback on this training? Please let us know. The Alaska PTAC team has diverse backgrounds in government contracting and works one-on-one with clients to provide technical assistance. We welcome the opportunity to further assist you!