U.S. Small Business Administration

icon_SBA1U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
WASHINGTON, DC 20416
Date:11/19/2003


John C. Wittig – Engineering & Sales Manager
BEAR RIDGE MACHINE & FABRICATION INC
10 ELEANOR AVENUE,
Frackville, PA, 17931-2301

Dear John Wittig:

Welcome to the HUBZone Program.

I am pleased to advise you as that effective November 19, 2003 your application for certification as a “qualified HUBZone small business concern (SBC)” has been approved.

Your firm is now eligible to receive HUBZone contracting opportunities, and will be included in the listing of qualified HUBZone small business concerns found on the Internet at  www.sba.gov/hubzone. The HUBZone Certification will continue provided that your firm remains in compliance with continuing program eligibility requirements and re-certifies, to SBA, that it remains a qualified HUBZone SBC.

Within 30 days of your anniversary date, SBA will contact you to initiate the re-certification process.  Failure to respond to this request for re-certification will result in SBA proposing the de-certification of your firm (13 CFR 126.100-500).

Please be advised, at any time during your firm’s participation in the HUBZone  Program, SBA may conduct a program examination to validate program eligibility and/or continued program compliance (13 CFR § 126.402). To apply for HUBZone Program certification, your firm had to be registered in the Central Contractor Registration/Procurement Marketing and Access Network (CCR/PRO-Net) systems.

For your firm to receive benefit from the HUBZone Program, that is, to be identified by contracting officers as eligible to receive HUBZone contracts and to be paid under any such contracts, it is essential that you update your CCR/PRO-Net records at least annually, and more frequently if there have been material changes in your firm.

If you need assistance in updating your CCR/PRO-Net records, please contact the CCR Assistance Center at 888-227-2423 or 269-961-4725, or the PRO-Net Help Desk at PRONET@SBA.GOV.

Although your firm was approved under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 332313, this does not prevent your firm from being awarded contracts under other NAICS Codes, as long as the firm is qualified to perform. In this regard, please note that you are responsible for researching and identifying potential contracts that may be available through the HUBZone Program.

However, the SBA can assist you in this effort through our Government Contracting web-site at www.sba.gov/GC. This site provides a wide array of valuable Federal contract marketing material, including identification of specific contracting opportunities and points of contact at SBA and Federal acquisition agencies.

I encourage you to make full use of the very valuable information on this web-site.

Also, although your status as a certified HUBZone concern greatly improves your access to Federal contracts, this certification does not guarantee contract awards. Your ability to research opportunities and bid competitively will be the key to your success in this program.

Good luck in your business endeavors!

Sincerely,
Michael P. McHale – Associate Administrator

Office of HUBZone Program
HUBZone Application Number: 13523
PRO-Net ID: P0381336