Princeville, HI– decision analysis partners LLC, a technical consulting and logistics company founded in 1999, announced today that it has been certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration for participation in the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program. The HUBZone program encourages economic development and employment growth in urban and rural communities by awarding certified businesses with preferential federal government procurement opportunities.
“We are proud to be given this unique chance to bring new economic opportunities to the island of Kauai” said decision analysis partners managing director Bernard Markowicz. “The HUBZone certification will help us bring our impeccable experience and qualifications to new government customers in logistics, the supply chain and telecommunications”.
decision analysis partners works with Commercial and Federal customers to improve organization processes, performance and quality by designing and implementing operations management and technical solutions in the logistics, supply chain and telecommunications areas. We specialize in analytical studies, process analysis and improvement, program and project management, system functionality and architecture design, logistics network and supply chain analysis and design, and logistics cycle replenishment.
The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program was enacted into law as part of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997. The program is designed to help small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. Small businesses can earn a HUBZone certification by employing staff in HUBZone Designated Areas and by maintaining a principal office in a designated HUBZone.
A HUBZone procurement enables Federal, State, & Local government agency contracting officers and contracting specialists to significantly streamline procurement and provide their government customers with a faster turnaround.
Competitive: HUBZone contracts may be awarded if the contracting officer has a reasonable expectation that at least two qualified HUBZone small businesses will submit offers and the contract can be awarded at a fair market price.
Sole Source: HUBZone contracts may be awarded if the contracting officer does not have a reasonable expectation that two or more qualified HUBZone small businesses will submit offers, determines that the qualified HUBZone small business is responsible, and determines that the contract can be awarded at a fair price. The government estimate cannot exceed $5 million for manufacturing requirements or $3 million for all other requirements.
Full and open competition contracts may be awarded with a price evaluation preference. The offer of the HUBZone small business will be considered lower than the offer of a non-HUBZone/non-small business provided that the offer of the HUBZone small business is no more than 10 percent higher. Federal government agencies are required to award a defined percentage rate (3%) of all awards directly or indirectly to HUBZone companies and suppliers. Qualified HUBZone companies like decision analysis partners LLC help the government meet this goal.
decision analysis partners is based in the County of Kauai, a HUBZone-designated area in the State of Hawaii. Our company is committed to the goals of the HUBZone program by maintaining the program’s strict eligibility requirements, and by providing economic opportunities to the County of Kauai.