Since much of our business is as a government contractor, Aspis spends much of its effort bidding and working with other firms to collaborate on getting new local, state, and federal government contracts. Joining the HUBZone program makes our business eligible to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts. For set-aside contracts, the federal government has a goal of awarding at least 3% of all dollars for federal prime contracts to HUBZone certified companies. Agencies may set-aside contracts for which only HUBZone companies are allowed to bid. They may award sole-source contracts to HUBZone firms in an effort to meet that goal. HUBZone-certified businesses also get a 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions.

This allows our small firm to stand a chance against some of the other large firms with prime contracts that dominate the federal market. This also brings a great opportunity for collaboration with said firms as they try to meet contracting requirements.

 

Why the HUBZone Small Business certification matters for Aspis

Since much of our business is as a government contractor, Aspis spends much of its effort bidding and working with other firms to collaborate on getting new local, state, and federal government contracts. Joining the HUBZone program makes our business eligible to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts. For set-aside contracts, the federal government has a goal of awarding at least 3% of all dollars for federal prime contracts to HUBZone certified companies. Agencies may set-aside contracts for which only HUBZone companies are allowed to bid, or they may award sole-source contracts to HUBZone firms in an effort to meet that goal. HUBZone-certified businesses also get a 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions.

This allows our small firm to stand a chance against some of the other large firms with prime contracts that dominate the federal market. This also brings a great opportunity for collaboration with said firms as they try to meet contracting requirements.

Working With HUBZone Companies

Another benefit of working with a certified HUBZone small business like Aspis is that we help our clients meet federal contracting requirements.  Aspis helps contracting officers, program officials, and prime contracting companies get credit for not only small business goals but also HUBZone goals.  This is important because there is currently a 3% HUBZone small business contracting requirement that the federal government as a whole and most federal agencies fail to meet each year.  It is the only Small Business Administration (SBA) program that consistently does not meet its goals each and every year.  A recent memorandum (M-22-03) from the Office of Management and Budget (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/M-22-03.pdf)

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT 2 executive office of the president office of management and budget Washington, d.c. 20503 December 2, 2021 m-22-03 memorandum for the heads of executive departments and agencies http://www.whitehouse.gov

notified the federal contracting community that the administration was increasing the Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) goals from 15% to 25% by 2025 and that HUBZone small businesses have been added to the SDB requirement.

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Who is Aspis?

Aspis is an IT professional services firm headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri specializing in cybersecurity and management consulting. Aspis strives to make enterprise cybersecurity solutions and professional services accessible to all sizes of organizations from small to medium-sized businesses to large Fortune 500 enterprises; non-profits; and municipal, state, and federal government agencies. Our values are Integrity, Community, Diversity.

Aspis’ vision is to democratize cybersecurity. This means that through our mission we strive to make enterprise cybersecurity solutions, IT professional services, and administrative and management consulting services accessible to all sizes of organizations from small and medium-sized businesses to large Fortune 500 enterprises; non-profits; and to local, state, and federal government agencies. We right-size our enterprise products and services for the SMB market so they are affordable.

With the additional locations of Duluth, Minnesota, and Washington, DC Aspis has grown to become a national brand and has helped businesses of all sizes with their cybersecurity needs. Our team offers a full suite of services including cybersecurity management consulting; compliance assessments; security awareness training; and darkweb monitoring to both our commercial and government clients. Our organization has been featured in publications including Forbes, IBM, and the US Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Aspis is a Certified HUBZone Small Business, Certified LGBTBE, and Certified Virginia Values Veterans company. https://aspis.consulting

To learn more about how Aspis can help you with your cybersecurity or administrative needs check out our website. Also, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. We post things to stay up to do on cybersecurity news, company updates, and need-to-know tips.

Want to Collaborate with Aspis?

Aspis is currently looking for partnerships across the US in local, state, and federal government prime contracts and subcontracts. Interested? check out Aspis’ website to see our capabilities, or send us an email at info@aspis.us

Aspis is proud to have been recognized by many organizations including the US Chamber of Commerce, Forbes, and the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce for our outstanding business work. We are also proud to have the Virginia Values Veterans, Better Business Bureau Accreditation, and the LGBT Business Enterprise certifications.

Get in touch with us and see how we can help solve your cybersecurity and administrative problems!

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