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RIO 2024 Understanding Certifications & Benefits: 8a, ED/WOSB, SD/VOSB, HUBZone

Wed 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting

Learn about the different types of certifications that could create opportunities for your business to secure contracts and grants. This training will review the criteria, regulations, qualifications, documentation, and agency portals to support your certification applications.

  • 8a Certification: For organizations that are owned and controlled (51% or more) by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
  • ED/WOSB: A small business that is owned (51% or more) by women and is considered economically disadvantaged.
  • SD/VOSB: A company that is owned and controlled (51% or more) by a Veteran with a service-connected disability rating from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • HUBZone: A company level diversity certification referring to the Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program that helps small businesses located in distressed areas gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.

This training is the third in a series of three Government Contracting trainings you can attend.

Previous Trainings:

  • May 29th, 11:00-12:30PM: Are You Ready to Grow Your Sales with Government Contracts?
  • June 5th, 11:00-1:00PM: Getting Your First Federal Contract

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Please notify Sara Osusky at 505-892-1238 when you register for the class, or no later than 24 hours prior to your class, so that WESST can make sure necessary accommodations are available. All programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

The Women's Business Center is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Speaker(s): Shirley Bailey, Business Development/Marketing Manager, Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants, LLC. Ms. Bailey is an expert in Federal Contracting and Certifications. She enjoys sharing the details of contracting and her knowledge about maximizing certifications so that business owners can receive contracting opportunities. Dave Vedera, Regional Manager, WESST Rio Rancho WBC

Co-Sponsor(s): These classes are being delivered in partnership with the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce as part of the 'Rio WESST Business Growth Academy'.

Please Note: THIS CLASS IS BEING OFFERED ONLINE. AN INTERNET CONNECTION AND A COMPUTER (or highly capable tablet-type device) ARE NECESSARY. Video conferencing instructions will be sent to you after you have registered for the class. This training class will be delivered in English.

Fee: No Cost

Association of Women's Business Centers

U.S. Small Business Administration

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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