Newark, NJ – June 23, 2023 – Sabre88 is proud to announce its official certification as a HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) enterprise. This esteemed certification positions Sabre88 for enhanced growth opportunities, increased competitiveness, and the ability to make a significant economic impact within the designated HUBZone areas.
The HUBZone program, has been designed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), to promote economic development by empowering small businesses located in historically underutilized zones. The HUBZone certification allows Sabre88 to procure government contracts as a HUBZone certified company and contribute to the economic revitalization of our HUBZone’s. From the SBA’s website, “The HUBZone program fuels small business growth in historically underutilized business zones with a goal of awarding at least 3% of federal contract dollars to HUBZone-certified companies each year.”
With the HUBZone certification, Sabre88 gains a competitive edge in securing federal government contracts. The government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses in historically underutilized business zones. From the SBA’s website “It also gives preferential consideration to those businesses in full and open competition… HUBZone-certified businesses also get a 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions.” Federal agencies are mandated to allocate a percentage of their contracts to HUBZone-certified businesses, to stimulate growth in these historically underutilized business zones. This positions Sabre88 for increased visibility and opportunities in the procurement process.
Furthermore, per FAR 19.1306 HUBZone regarding sole-source opportunities, as a HUBZone-certified enterprise, Sabre88 is eligible for sole-source contracts. In specific cases where Sabre88 is deemed the sole qualified HUBZone business capable of fulfilling the contract requirements, the contract can be directly awarded without competition. This unique opportunity opens doors to new projects and reinforces Sabre88’s expertise and capabilities in Help Desk & Contact Center Support, Telecommunications Support, Financial Services, Acquisition Support and Data Entry & Forms Processing.
As a HUBZone-certified business, Sabre88 is committed to creating job opportunities within the designated areas, contributing to an increase in employment rates and promoting prosperity in communities that need it most.
The HUBZone certification also facilitates partnerships with larger prime contractors. These prime contractors are obligated to subcontract a portion of their work to HUBZone-certified businesses. Through these subcontracting opportunities, Sabre88 can collaborate on larger projects, gain valuable experience, and establish valuable relationships within the industry.
In addition to increased contracting opportunities, Sabre88 now has access to specialized resources, financial assistance programs, and training offered by the SBA. These resources will empower us at Sabre88 to strengthen our operations, improve our competitiveness, and foster sustainable growth.
Upon receiving the news our CEO, Bob Cottingham has said, “Sabre88’s HUBZone certification represents a significant milestone in our journey. We are honored to be part of the program, and we are committed to making a positive impact in our designated HUBZone areas. This certification opens new doors for us, allowing us to secure government contracts, expand our reach, and contribute to the increased economic development and job opportunities of our local communities.”
As Sabre88 continues to grow and thrive as a HUBZone-certified business, it remains dedicated to upholding the program’s principles of economic empowerment, job creation, and community development.
Founded in 2008, Sabre88 is a global consulting firm bringing capabilities in Help Desk & Contact Center Support, Telecommunications Support, Financial Services, Acquisition Support and Data Entry & Forms Processing to federal and commercial clients. Sabre88 takes pride in helping its clients improve overall business processes by tailoring best practices into replicable methodologies and by drawing on a capacity to assemble premier experts, processes and tools tailored to its client’s individual needs. For over fifteen years, Sabre88 has demonstrated a proven ability to help government leaders manage large-scale initiatives and achieve mission goals and is unsurpassed in its fervent commitment to the objectives of its clients 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The HUBZone certification further strengthens Sabre88’s position in the market, enabling it to pursue new opportunities, drive growth, and contribute to the economic well-being of designated HUBZone areas.