Century 22 Solutions Awarded HUBZone Certification
Certification Provides Expanded Access and Opportunities for C22 and its Clients
Gainesville, Florida (Apr. 1, 2021) Century 22 Solutions LLC (C22) is pleased to announce the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) awarded C22 a HUBZone certification (#65713). The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program fuels small business growth in historically underutilized business zones in economically distressed communities, with a goal of awarding at least three percent of federal contract dollars to HUBZone-certified companies each year. This program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities by employing staff within the HUBZone.
“C22’s designation as a HUBZone-certified company is a significant milestone in the growth of our company. This certification allows us to help federal agencies achieve their set-aside goals while also creating job opportunities and supporting economic growth in the historically underutilized business zone surrounding the University of Florida (UF) and throughout Gainesville”, said Walt Adams, C22’s CEO. “We founded C22 in a HUBZone because we believe in the promise of prosperity that it brings to the North Central Florida region. It enables us to create well-paying jobs in locations where traditionally they have been unavailable, underscoring C22’s enduring commitment to our community.”
To achieve HUBZone certification, C22 submitted to a comprehensive application process with stringent requirements as set forth by the program. The range of criteria and requirements includes having its principal office in a Federally designated HUBZone area which encompasses the Gainesville’s Innovation District, and 35% or more of its employees residing within HUBZone areas.
“C22 fully commits its resources to maintaining and achieving compliance and success within the program”, said Randy Jones, C22’s President. “Through our deep understanding and commitment to the HUBZone small business contractor program, we successfully offer our clients the highest quality of service, while creating opportunities and growth for our employees and the region.”
In addition to making C22 eligible to bid on HUBZone set-aside competitive procurements, the HUBZone certification enables government program managers and contracting officers to award contracts directly to C22. HUBZone contracts afford government agencies the opportunity to acquire non-competitive services when the value of the contract does not exceed $4 million. These sole source awards save the government a substantial amount of time, work, and cost during the procurement cycle. In addition, every federal agency has percentage goals for HUBZone contracts to meet each year. Sole sourcing a HUBZone contract helps agencies meet these goals.
About Century 22 Solutions
Century 22 Solutions (C22) is an SBA certified HUBZone small business concern providing innovative solutions and inventions (“innoventive”) to federal, state, and local governments as well as to commercial businesses. A technology services and solutions company, C22 provides integration, UAV, R&D, and soft diplomacy services to government and commercial clients to solve today’s most pressing challenges. Being in the heart of Gainesville, Florida’s Innovation District and as a resident client of the University of Florida Innovate | The Hub business incubator, C22 is well positioned to bring leading edge and emerging technologies to the marketplace as applied solutions.