For eligible businesses, the federal government’s programs for 8(a) Disadvantaged Small Businesses, 8(m) Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), HUBZone Small Businesses, and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) (plus smaller programs such as the Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Program) offer significant advantages in the acquisition of government contracts. General Counsel, P.C. advises businesses interested in qualifying for these programs and pursuing the contracting opportunities they offer.
We offer a no-obligation initial consultation to discuss whether one of these SBA approved programs would be suitable for your particular business. We will use our knowledge of the program requirements—both legal and practical—to help you predict which issues should be addressed before you are subject to the scrutiny of certification. We will discuss the certification process with you so you understand each of the steps and can be fully prepared before you begin.
If one of the programs fits your needs and the characteristics of your business, we will assist you with the certification process by reviewing your supporting documents and, if you so choose, we will help prepare your final application for certification or admission to the right small business program to help grow your company. General Counsel, P.C.’s experienced attorneys will help you resolve issues that might otherwise hold up the certification process. We tailor the amount of work to your company’s particular needs, working as efficiently as possible.
Once your business is certified, we will help you convert your certification into monetary value for your business. We assist with the program-specific needs of government contractors, including subcontracts and teaming agreements that build on your business’ certifications. We also help ensure that changes to the structure of your business do not put your 8(a), HUBZone, SDVO, or other certifications at risk. In addition, we will defend your company’s status should it be subject to a size protest or other eligibility challenge before the Small Business Administration.