Government Contracting 101

The Small Business Administration offers the following training to help small business understand the government contracting process.  The following three paragraphs provide a short synopsis on each training to help prepare small business.     

Click here to learn about federal contract markets and opportunities, to understand prime contract and subcontracting programs, to get an overview of SBA's HUBZONE and 8a certification programs and to learn more about Woman Owned Small Business, Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business programs.

Click here to learn how the federal government buys products and services, learn about types of contracts and agreements used, understand key parts of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and learn where to find additional contracting services.

Click here to understand government contracting programs, learn how to sell goods and services to the government and where to find additional contracting services.

SBA HUBZone Program

The Small Business Administration regulates and implements the Historically Underutilized Business Zone program.  The program has one purpose: to help small business in both urban and rural communities.  It provides federal contracting assistance to qualified small firms located in historically underutilized business zones.  Follow the links below to learn more about how the HUBZone program works, eligibility requirements, locating HUBZone designated areas and more.

Click here to learn what HUBZone designations are, how they are determined, where they are located and how to find them.

Click here to learn about eligibility requirements, specifically principal office, employee and residency requirements.