Government Certification Programs A-to-Z

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Brazos Valley SBDC, 4001 E 29th St, Suite 175,
Bryan, Texas 77802

Online registration is not available at this time.

Target Audience: This workshop is intended for individuals who want to learn about the socio and economically-disadvantaged certification programs available with federal, state, and local government.

Workshop Description: Have you heard that getting certified is a must if you want to do business with government agencies and prime contractors? Come join us to learn about the various certification programs you may be eligible for with federal, state, and local government.

Government certification programs provide socio and economically-disadvantaged individuals reduced competition for prime contracts and may improve subcontracting opportunities. The eligible groups are minorities, women, persons with disabilities (including Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses), and small businesses.

In this workshop you will learn about these government certification programs:
  • Small Business Administration 8(a)
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)
  • Economically Disadvantaged / Women-Owned Small Business (ED/WOSB)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)
  • City of Houston Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Persons with Disabilities Business Enterprise (PDBE), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certifications.
  • Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA)

We will review program eligibility requirements for each certification.

Learning Objective: The objective of the workshop is to provide you an understanding of the certification programs you may be legible for with federal, state, and local Government and the eligibility process for each.

Tim Scarborough, CFCM
UH PTAC Program Director

The BVSBDC is located inside the BCS Chamber of Commerce in the Carter Creek shopping center.

Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain.  Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.

No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Brazos Valley SBDC at 979-260-5222 for accommodations, or if you have questions about this class.