Federal Government Small Business Certifications

The federal government also has national small business programs that apply to federal contracts. Many small businesses that contract locally may have an opportunity to expand into federal contracting by leveraging one of the certifications listed below. 

Although Connect2DOT is a statewide program for firms seeking business with local transportation agencies in Colorado, we do have experts in the Colorado SBDC Network that can assist you with applying for these certification programs.

  • 8(a) for small minority-owned businesses seeking business development assistance
  • HUBZone for businesses located in historically underutilized business zones
  • WOSB/EDWOSB for woman- and economically disadvantaged woman-owned businesses
  • SDVOSB for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses
  • SDB for economically and socially disadvantaged-owned small businesses that wish to self-certify