There is no limit to the length of time a firm is qualified as a HUBZone small business concern. The firm may remain certified as long as it continues to maintain compliance, follows the Hubzone regulations, notifies SBA of any material changes, and properly re-certifies.
HUBZone certification ends in one of two ways:
*The Firm Voluntarily Decertifies
*SBA Decertifies The Firm
Regardless of the reason, a firm that is decertified may seek certification after ninety (90) calendar days from the date of decertification if it believes that it has overcome the reasons for decertification through changed circumstances and is currently eligible.
An authorized officer of the firm may voluntarily decertify it at any time by completing the Voluntary Decertification form and mailing it to:
U.S. Small Business Administration
409 3rd Street SW, 8th floor
Washington, DC 20416
ATTN: HUBZone Program – Voluntary Decertification
The circumstances under which firms voluntarily decertify include:
*They experience a material change and realize they no longer are meeting the requirements.
*As a response to SBA’s request that the firm recertify because they no longer meet the requirements of the program.
*They receive a notice of proposed decertification and agree with the reasons for proposed decertification.
*They decide they no longer want to participate in the HUBZone program.
For more information about the SBA’s Hubzone Certification, please contact our POC below and we will be more than glad to answer your government contracting questions to position your firm for long-term growth:
Mr. Aaron Sams, PMP, MCM, Service Disabled USAF Vet.
President – Sams Contracting Consulting and Training