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2 SBA San Antonio District Office Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building 615 E. Houston, 2 nd Floor, Ste 298 San Antonio Texas (210) Overview of SBA Programs & Certifications Stephanie Rapp Business Opportunity Specialist 2

3 Yolanda Olivarez Regional Administrator – Region VI Pamela Sapia District Director – San Antonio Ronald E. Dear Deputy District Director 3

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5 SBA Programs & Services C apital - Loan Guarantee Programs C ontract Opportunities – 8a Business Development Program, HubZone Program & Woman Owned Small Business Program C ounseling & Training – SBA Resource Partners i.e. Small Business Development Centers, Contract Resource Centers, Women Business Centers and SCORE A dvocacy, Laws & Regulations for small businesses S pecial Initiatives i.e. legislation and provisions Disaster Assistance 5

6 SBA Loan Guaranty Programs 7(a) Loans: 7(a) Regular and Preferred Lender Program - $5,000,000 SBA Express Loan Program – $350,000 Small/Rural Lender Advantage - $350,000 Patriot Express Loan Program - $500,000 Export Express Loan Program - $500,000 Export Working Capital and International Trade $5,000,000 Small Loan Advantage and Community Advantage - $250,000 temporary through 2013 Dealer Floor Plan - $5 million – temporary through 9/27/2013 Non-7(a) Loans: CDC/504 Loan Program $5,000,000 up to $5.5 million for land, building and equipment Microloans - $50,000 Complete details at: Phone (210) or 6

7 Lender Relations Team  Cindy Solano, Lead Lender Relations & SBDC Technical Officer (210)  Annie Hudspeth, Lender Relations Specialist, Women’s Business Center Representative (210)  Aixa Leath, Lender Relations Specialist, District Public Information Officer & Small Business Week Coordinator (210) Lional Davila, Lender Relations Specialist & International Trade Officer (210)

8 Sections 8(a) and 7(j) of the Small Business Act authorize a Minority Small Business and Capital Ownership Development program designated as the 8(a) Business Development Program. The purpose of the 8(a) Business Development Program is to assist eligible small disadvantaged business concerns compete in the American economy through business development. The mission of the 8(a) Business Development Program is to provide participating businesses with managerial, technical, and procurement assistance to assist them in achieving their full competitive potential. Regulations: 13 CFR Part 124 & SBA Standard Operating Procedure A The 8(a) Business Development Program 8

9 Business Development Team Mary Alice Blanco – Lead Business Opportunity Specialist, SCORE Liaison & Surety Bond Representative (210) Theresa Scott - Business Opportunity Specialist & Primary HubZone Coordinator (210) Stephanie Rapp – Business Opportunity Specialist, Native American Representative & Disabilities Representative (210) Sean Smith – Business Opportunity Specialist, District IT Representative & 7J Technical Assistance Representative (210) Eric Spencer – Business Opportunity Specialist, District Website Content Coordinator & Minority Development Week Representative, (210)

10 Federal Contracting Facts The world’s largest buyer of goods and services is the Federal Government, with purchases totaling more than $500 billion per year. Contracts exist from health care staffing to armored tanks Federal agencies are required to establish contracting goals, with at least 23 percent of all government buying targeted to small firms through set-aside programs. 10

11 What is a Set-Aside? A set-aside is the reserving of an acquisition exclusively for participation by a category of small business concern(s). Helps ensure a level playing field so that small businesses who are certified concerns can compete for Federal contracting opportunities; –8(a) (formal SBA on-line application for certification) –HUBZone (formal SBA on-line application) government/small-business-certifications-au-0 –SDVOSB (self certification/representation and through the Veteran Administration ) –WOSB (self certification/representation) owned-small-businesses owned-small-businesses –small business (self certification) 11

12 Federal Contract Opportunities SBA is an advocate for Small Business Set-asides 12 23% Small Business GOAL that includes: Small Disadvantaged Business 5% - SBA certified in the 8(a) Business Development Program HubZone Small Business 3% - SBA certified firms in Hubzone designated area Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business 3% - self certification and through Veterans Administration Woman Owned Small Business 5% - includes SBA 8(m) WOSB Program set-asides

13 Less than $3,000 usually purchased by credit card (micro- purchases- are not small business set-asides) Less than $3,000 up to $150,000 set-aside for small business and simplified acquisition procedures Greater than $150,000 – first consideration/offer must be 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB and WOSB (parity): – then Small Business Set-aside is considered – and lastly “Unrestricted/Full and Open” (all businesses large and small may participate) How the Government Buys 13

14 What is the objective of the 8(a) Business Development Program? “ Promote the business development of small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals…” 8(a) Business Development Program 14 Sec. 204 of Public Law

15 Socially Disadvantaged Must be a U.S. Citizen and Member of one of the following groups: - Black American - Hispanic American ( includes individuals of Spanish & Portuguese descent ). - Native American (Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or enrolled members of a Federally or State recognized Indian Tribe) - Asian Pacific American - Subcontinent Asian Americans See CFR

16 Persons not members of designated groups must: Establish their case by a preponderance of the evidence; The disadvantage may stem from race, ethnic origin, gender, physical handicap, long term environmental isolation, or other similar causes; The applicant must have personally suffered disadvantage in the United States; The disadvantage must be substantial & chronic; The discrimination must have had a negative impact on business advancement. 16

17 Economically disadvantaged Socially disadvantaged persons whose ability to compete in the free enterprise system has been impaired due to diminished capital and credit. What does this mean? 17

18 18 Personal Net Worth Criteria At time of application - may not exceed $250, * Net Worth exclusions from calculation: lessequity in primary residence lessequity in business lessindividual retirement accounts (IRAs) lessincome that is from an S corporation, LLC or Partnerhsip equalsadjusted net worth * Once in the 8(a) BD Program the net worth can go up to $750,000 maximum. CFR

19 Control of Business The Disadvantaged Individual must: Hold the position of President or Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner or LLC Managing Member Be the highest compensated individual Have the ability to Hire and Fire Set Policies Have the ability to commit firm to contracts Have the ability to the control Budget and Financial Disbursement 19

20 Potential for Success – Factors to Consider Proof of two years of operation in the firm’s primary industry as verified by revenues reported in business tax returns. Waiver of 2 year rule – can be requested if less than 2 years in business. 1.There is no form to complete during the online application process. 2.Applicant must explain how it meets the following objectives as listed below and include with their hard copy of the application: Substantial demonstration of business management experience Demonstrated technical expertise to carry out business plan Adequate capital Record of successful performance on contracts (please provide copies of contracts that will reflect the different sizes the firm can handle and the different services/products, billing invoices and bank statements reflecting deposit of receipts). Evidence also to include letters of reference from the firm’s clients. Ability to obtain the personnel, facilities, equipment, and any other requirements to perform on contracts 20

21 Potential for Success Factors cont … Financial capability - sufficient capitalization, financial performance, bonding capacity, manageable debts. Technical capability - –performance on previous contracts –has the necessary personnel, licenses, certifications, facilities, prior experience. Managerial capability - education, experience and training of CEO and other managers, magnitude and complexity of past/current jobs, management systems. Qualifications - ability to perform on Federal contracts: relevant contracting experience, ability to meet Federal procurement policies. 21

22 Term of Participation START = date of approval into 8(a) Program Year1 2 developmental 3 stage 4 Year5 6 transitional 7 stage

23 8(a) Program Benefits 23  Business Development and Training  Contract support through 8(a) set-asides – -sole source contract opportunities (threshold up to $6.5M for manufacturing and up to $4M for all other industries) -competitive contract opportunities (over $4M)  SBA Mentor Protégé Program  Joint Venture Agreements (only for 8(a) set-asides only)  Texas Facilities Commission Surplus Property Program

24 Supporting Federal Procurement Agencies –U.S. Coast Guard –Defense Commissary Agency –Defense Logistics Agency –Department of Agriculture –Department of Defense –Department of Energy –Department of Health and Human Services –Department of Homeland Security –Department of Justice –Department of Labor –State Department –Department of the Air Force –Department of the Army –Department of the Army & Air Force 24 –Corps of Engineers –International Water Commission –Department of Interior –Department of the Navy –Department of Transportation –Department of Veterans Affairs –Federal Bureau of Prisons –General Services Administration – Air National Guard –Internal Revenue Service –National Guard Bureau –Small Business Administration –SPAWAR Detachment

25 8(a) Business Development Program Important Websites: Code of Federal Regulations: 13 CFR 124 drop down and click on Title 13)http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov Standard Operating Procedure: SOP A Federal Acquisition Regulation: FAR Part 19 Part 8.4 – Federal Supply Schedules Part 8.4 Part 13 – Simplified AcquisitionsPart 13 Part 14 – Sealed BiddingPart 14 Part 15 – Contracting by NegotiationPart 15 Part 19 - Small Business ProgramsPart 19 Part 22 - Application of Labor Laws to Government AcquisitionsPart 22 25

26 8(m) Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program Small Business Reauthorization Act of 2000 Regulated by 13 CFR 127 Purpose - assist in achieving congressionally mandated Federal 5% contracting goal to WOSBs Tied to the authority of the contracting officer to set-aside the requirement which limits the competition to Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) or Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs). Contract value is less than $5 million in manufacturing or $3 million in all other industries (including options). Competition must exist - reasonable expectation of 2 or more offers by WOSBs or EDWOSB (rule of 2 for competition). Advertised at FedBizOpps. Benefit – more federal contract opportunities for women in underrepresented industries (NAICS) ! 26

27 WOSB Certification… SBA role at present is to market and guide women to the website as well as advocate to federal procuring agencies to set-aside work for women owned small businesses. SBA is not the certifier like in the 8(a) BD Program No cost to for women - if they choose to self-certify themselves Self-certification instructions and registration located at 27

28 HUBZone Program Historically Underutilized Business Zones Requirements: Must be a small business by SBA size standards Concern must be 51% owned and controlled by US Citizens, Community Development Corporation or Indian Tribes The principal office must be located in a HUBZone (high-unemployment and low-income areas in economically distressed communities), to promote job growth, capital investment and economic development in these areas, including Indian reservations. At least 35% of the concerns employees must reside/live in any HUBZone area To find out if your location is in a HUBZone, go to 28

29 HUBZone Contract Opportunities Applies to purchases over $3000; Competitive and sole source set-aside program benefits; Sole source: Up to $6.5M (mfg) and $4.0M (all other industries) Regulation: FAR On-line application and approval by SBA-HQ. No term limits. Must be approved as a HubZone, before you can receive contract set-asides in this program. 29

30 Website for All Things Acquisition Federal Acquisition Central https://www.acquisition.gov/https://www.acquisition.gov/ – web site for the federal acquisition community and partners. – designed to create an easily navigable resource. – access shared systems and tools to help you conduct business efficiently. – learn about regulations, systems, resources, opportunities, and training. 28

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32 First Thing To Do – Get Registered In order to win federal contracts, your business must be registered in the System Award Management government’s database at (update once a year). - You need to obtain a “DUNS Number” at this same website (for free) to identify your business to the federal government. At the end of your SAM Registration, register on the SBA Profile Link which links to the Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS). Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) https://orca.bpn.gov/ (update at least annually) https://orca.bpn.gov/ Read more about registration at: 32

33 How to Identify Contract Opportunities Federal Agency Procurement Forecasts: Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) identifies federal contracts over $25,000 – Training videos - available to familiarize users with the features and functionality of FBO – Sources Sought Notices – federal agency notices looking for sources to respond to potential contract requirements – Contract awards and special notices - are also publicized in the FBO. 33

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35 Program Assistance Visit the Small Business Development Center in your area for more information and assistance: –Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Find your local center at: –UTSA-SBDC-Procurement Technical Assistance Center 210/ SBA San Antonio District Office Phone 210/ For Information regarding the Affordable Care Act, please visit 35


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