Syracuse, New York (February 29, 2012). Govsphere, Inc. today announced that it has received its official HUBZone certification through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. These preferences go to small businesses that employ staff who live in a HUBZone and maintain a principal office in one of these designated areas.
Govsphere’s new SBA HUBZone designation means that Federal, State, & Local government agency contracting officers and contracting specialists will have a streamlined vehicle to access the products and services offered by Govsphere and its alliance partners. Furthermore, SBA-certified HUBZone firms are eligible to receive both competitive and sole-source contract awards from the Federal government as well as a 10% pricing preference on full and open competitive solicitations. As a result, Govsphere is well positioned to assist Federal agencies in meeting their small business contracting goals and objectives, which includes allocating more than $12 billion in contract awards to SBA-certified HUBZone firms in 2012.
According to Mr. George Mazevski, President and CEO, “Through our long-standing partnership with the SBA, we are honored to become a part of their HUBZone program. Govsphere’s HUBZone certification will allow us to compete more effectively against larger firms in the Federal government marketplace while affording us the opportunity to expand our corporate operations and community service initiatives in Central New York. As a result, we have increased our growth projections for the 2012 calendar year and expect that we will hire an additional 10 to 15 employees at our headquarters office in downtown Syracuse.”
About Govsphere, Inc.
Govsphere, Inc. is a management, strategy, and information technology consulting firm that delivers innovative solutions to meet the complex needs and challenges facing today’s federal, state, and local government agencies. Specializing in the development of robust information sharing and collaboration systems, Govsphere provides tailored solutions that are specifically designed to streamline business processes, enable operational efficiencies, and break down information stovepipes. Govsphere’s growing list of clients includes the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the White House, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Guard Bureau, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Visit our website at www.govsphere.com for additional information.