The Guide below provides insight into the HUBZone Program / Certification.  You will observe basic information, as well as the HUBZone Spending Data.

Federal Certification for Qualified Companies

Description| Benefits |Eligibility Requirements


The HUBZone program was created to help small businesses in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) increase their access to federal contracting opportunities. In order to become certified, businesses must meet criteria, including being located in a HUBZone and having at least 35% of their employees reside in a HUBZone. Once certified, businesses are eligible to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts, as well as receive a 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions.
Additionally, HUBZone-certified businesses can still compete for contract awards under other socio-economic set-asides. If your business is interested in becoming HUBZone-certified, we will help you through the entire endeavor. It is HIGHLY encouraged and recommended that you speak with an expert before embarking on the HUBZone journey.

If qualified, and certified, you will obtain a competitive advantage with the following:


Small, For-Profit business as described by SBA standards

Owner must be a U.S. Citizen

Company has active SAM registration

Company is NOT considered a franchisee

Franchisor companies are eligible

Business has operated in HZ for 90 days at minimum

Proof that 35% of payroll employees reside in a HUBZone


Access to preferred contract notifications and opportunities

Government Buyers consider HUBZone Companies FIRST

10% Price Preference

Listing on SBA DSBS Quick Market Search

Showcase the certification logo for marketing purposes

Website, Storefront, Vehicles, Marketing Materials, etc.

Certification affirms your company is low-risk

Increases opportunities with Primary Contractors

Increases opportunities with Federal and Local buyers

Increases your exposure to all prospects

Increases your revenue and accelerates growth

If qualified, and certified, you will obtain a competitive advantage with the following:

Pricing Preference


10% pricing advantage in full and open contract competition.  As long as your quoted pricing is at maximum 10% above market, a government buyer must award a HUBZone Certified Company.

Access to bidding opportunities

Bid on HUBZone Set-aside Solicitations. Each department of the Federal Government is required to set-aside 3% of their annual budget

Why companies utilize Atlas


Atlas Business Consulting & Development, LLC is a Veteran Owned Business. We understand the challenges that business owners face. So we pick up 90% of the certification burden. We also have a 100% approval rate. We've simplified and normalized the process by retrieving the necessary information and complete the following:

  • Analyze and optimize your federal registrations – SAM & DSBS
  • We process the company ownership validation paperwork for the certification
  • Submit substantiating documents, financial reports, proof of citizenship, etc. for eligibility confirmation.
  • Verify, Complete and submit the principle business location HUBZone eligibility documents.
  • Verify and file your HUBZone Employment and Principal Requirement Eligibility Forms

Once your HUBZone Certification is complete, your specialist will discuss government marketing with you

An average of 30 days from process initiation to award.

In addition, Atlas Business Consulting & Development, LLC, conducts your target market research and data analytics to complete a comprehensive report to assist you in the government market.

If you are certain you qualify, scroll down to the pricing.  It is HIGHLY encouraged and recommended to speak with one of our experts to determine eligibility and if it is in your best interest to become certified.  If you require a no cost evaluation, use the button below. 

Get HUBZone Certified



HUBZone Certification Process - Award

SAM & DSBS Registration | Optimization



HUBZone Certification Process - Award

Capability Statement

2 hours 1-to-1 Government
Contracting Consulting

SAM & DSBS Registration | Optimization



HUBZone Certification Process - Award

Capability Statement

5 Hours of 1-to-1 Government Contracting Consulting

G.U.I.D.E. Report
Government Utilization Industry Data Examination)

SAM & DSBS Registration | Optimization

My company only requires the federal certification

If you’re adding the certification to another program, you’ve decided to discuss our government contracting services at a later date, have already completed the necessary registration, and do not require a HUBZone package, you can elect to add the certification, alone, to your cart 

HUBZone Certification

My company only requires the certification renewal

Unless previously awarded the HUBZone Certification under the Ten-Year Rule, companies who certify as HUBZone, must recertify every three years. (If you have a 10 year commercial lease, or purchased in a HUBZone, you qualify for the Ten-Year Rule.)

HUBZone Renewal

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