This is just one of the ways the Council and its members were able to G.I.V.E. (Gift, Impact, Value, and Elements) in 2021.
GIFT. The Gift that keeps giving is GSA’s Region 7’s Initiative that Impacted 8 HUBZone Companies. The Council partnered with General Services Administration (GSA) stakeholders to proactively ensure that HUBZone businesses had the maximum opportunity to compete for and receive government contracts.
IMPACT. GSA’s Region 7 stakeholders had a need for Industrial Products & Services. The Council worked with GSA to identify HUBZone businesses that could perform in these areas. They created a joint HUBZone Vendor Outreach and Development Program. Which resulted in the inaugural class of 8 HUBZone companies increasing their 2021 contract sales.
Customer & Stakeholder Engagement
GSA Region 7
VALUE. As part of the Customer & Stakeholder Engagement for GSA Region 7 partnered with the HUBZone Council to provide acquisition data, capacity information, resources, and marketing tools which assisted HUBZone contractors in becoming valuable industry partners with the Federal Government.
ELEMENT. GSA champions Stephen Bartley and Kris Nieswiadomy worked with the Council and their internal stakeholders to create a robust HUBZone Contract Development Program. It included one-hour virtual vendor meetings where the GSA’s Business Development Specialists met with the HUBZone Contractors to determine capabilities and capacities. These sessions allowed each party to review available resources within GSA FAS, GSA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), and the HUBZone National Council and develop individualized contractor marketing plans. Since sustainability is a critical element to the success of GSA’s HUBZone program they included a formal follow-up component for each contractor which included input from the Council and GSA’s OSDBU.
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HUBZones Care – Kentucky & Arkansas Tornado Disaster Relief
As HUBZone advocates, we know how important grassroots efforts are in rebuilding communities, whether the devastation was immediate or over time. Let’s support these communities that were impacted by this disaster by providing resources making a difference to the people that need them the most. As always let’s show the nation that HUBZones Care about all communities, not just ours.