Small businesses in Auburn and Nemaha County will receive advantages in bidding on federal contracts starting October 1. The SBA has designated Nemaha County as an Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone). The benefits associated with being a HUBZone-certified business include:
- Competitive bidding preferences;
- A 10% price evaluation preference in open contract competitions; and
- Additional subcontracting opportunities.
To take advantage of being located in a HUBZone, small businesses must become HUBZone-certified. Small businesses in Auburn and Nemaha County should explore the process of HUBZone certification and explore federal contracting opportunities available to them.
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