PCi Tec is able to provide the federal government the benefits of being a small business. Each federal agency must set an annual goal for participating in its contracts by various groups.
PCi Tec is certified in the following small business groups:
Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)
Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
Small, Women and Minority Owned (SWaM)
Small Business (SB)
Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
Historically Underutilized Business Zone
The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program was enacted into law as part of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997. The program falls under the auspices of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The program encourages economic development in historically underutilized business zones - "HUBZones" - through the establishment of preferences.
How the HUBZone Program Works
The SBA regulates and implements the HUBZone program. SBA does the following:
Determines which businesses are eligible to receive HUBZone contracts
Maintains a listing of qualified HUBZone small businesses that federal agencies can use to locate vendors
Adjudicates protests of eligibility to receive HUBZone contracts
Reports to the Congress on the program's impact on employment and investment in HUBZone areas.
Small, Women-Owned, and Minority-Owned Business
The Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business (SWaM) certification program is a state program of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The purpose is to enhance procurement opportunities for SWaM businesses participating in state-funded projects.
Women-Owned Small Business
To be eligible, a firm must be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women, and primarily managed by one or more women. The women must be U.S. citizens. The firm must be “small” in its primary industry in accordance with SBA’s size standards for that industry.
The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program authorizes contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for WOSBs.