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Where do I go for a minority certification?

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It all depends on your present state/location and your faith/belief/religion and the government authority that issues it. I will advise you to check with your local authority or government so that they can assist you properly. I hope this helps!

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Thanks for that I'll try those inquiries as soon as possible.

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The following are the small business set-aside designations in federal government contracting:

Small Business - Established by North American Industry Classification (NAICS) Code for all categories of government business (Please download the "SBA Small Business Size Standards" at the "Box Net" Cubicle on the right margin of this web site for further information):

https://www.smalltofeds.com

Federal contract solicitations have a NAICS Code assigned to them when they are registered at the below web site: https://www.sam.gov/SAM/

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) - A good interim designation while an 8(a) application is in process for minority-owned companies: https://nmsdc.org/mbes/what-is-an-mbe/

Woman-Owned Business - Applicable to Women-Owned Businesses only: https://www.sba.gov/federal-contracting/contracting-assistance-programs/women-owned-small-business-federal-contracting-program

Veteran-Owned Business - Applicable to Veteran-Owned Businesses only https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/grow-your-business/veteran-owned-businesses

Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business - Applicable to Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses only https://www.sba.gov/federal-contracting/contracting-assistance-programs/service-disabled-veteran-owned-small-businesses-program

Small/Disadvantaged Business SBA 8(a) Program - Requires 2 years in business and a lengthy application process with the SBA at the following web site: https://www.sba.gov/federal-contracting/contracting-assistance-programs/8a-business-development-program

Historically Under-Utilized Business (HUB) Zone Located - Pertains to small businesses located in geographic areas with a historical record of low government contracting. This designation requires application at the following HUB Zone Site Web Site: https://www.sba.gov/federal-contracting/contracting-assistance-programs/hubzone-program

QUALIFICATIONS, REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS

To qualify as a small business for a given solicitation an enterprise must have registered at the System for Award Management Web Site under the applicable NAICS code for the procurement and meet the SBA eligibility size standards for that code.

A small business certifying under the above must have individuals qualifying for the designations with at least 51% ownership interest and an operating role in the company. 60% is recommended to avoid the appearance of a front. Silent partners and investors without qualifying status or an operating role in the firm do not count toward the designation. It is suggested that ownership interest be specified by name on the articles of incorporation with the state and by % of ownership in an operating agreement or similar document.

To qualify as a HUB Zone Enterprise the business must be located in a HUB Zone and a qualifying percentage of the members (owners or employees) of the business must also live in the applicable HUB Zone.

Carefully select your small business designations when preparing your business and marketing plans for federal government contracting. Keep in mind that self-certifications are verified through records checks and site visits by contracting officers, DCMAO and Source Selection Boards for federal procurement before contract awards are made.

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Thank you Mr. Larson that was very useful. We have benefited appropriately from all these responses and truly thank you, all. Swisshtech , as a result of this learning is financially unable to attain these relevant designation at this crisis period and take this guidance under advisement with an intent to imminently pursue. We however are desirous of mentorship guidance if that is of interest Gentlemen?

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This is individual thing, present place of living maybe an effect on this. Get in touch with the closet Government office near you for assistance

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