Set asides


The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program was established by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help small businesses in both urban and rural communities. HUBZones are areas of the country that have been underutilized for federal contracting. The HUBZone set-aside is determined by the location of the business and its employees.


For a veteran who suffers a disability while in military service, the US Government has deemed it its moral obligation to provide the disabled veteran a range of benefits designed to ease the economic and other losses and disadvantages incurred as a consequence of the disability. These benefits include government assistance for entering the federal procurement marketplace. To achieve that objective, agencies shall more effectively implement section 15(g) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644(g)), which provides that the president must establish a goal of not less than 3 percent for participation by service-disabled veteran owned businesses in federal contracting, and section 36 of that Act (15 U.S.C. 657f, which gives agency contracting officers the authority to reserve certain procurements for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.