Sonoma, California (PRWEB) March 4, 2009
Timothy H. Power of Power Law Office announced that his firm, Power Law Office, will be launching a new website to support small federal government contractors who are certified by the Small Business Administration as HUBZone businesses. Although Congress made HUBZone set-asides mandatory if certain conditions were met, the Federal government has not met its goals of awarding contracts to HUBZone businesses. One of the goals of the new website is to increase the number of HUBZone contract awards to increase employment in economically distressed areas.
Power Law Office will be launching a new website addressing issues unique to federal HUBZone certified contractors. It will be on line March 5, 2009 and will be found at hubzonehelp.com. This new website is part of Power Law Office's effort to provide information and education to federal government contractors so that they can develop the skills and knowledge necessary to assert their rights under federal government contracts.
The basic premise of Power Law Office is to approach its relationships with federal government contractors by providing information and education to empower those contractors to obtain more from their current contracts and increase success in obtaining future contracts. Before the rise of the internet Mr. Power's firm used to send periodic newsletters and bulletins to clients and federal contractors. Beginning in 1999 it began using the internet for a website on which it provided articles and some discussions in addition to the written newsletters it mailed. In late 2008 Power Law Office completely revised its main website, powerlawoffice.com and began two blogs, Practical Government Contracts and HUBZone help so that it could provide more information to small business federal government contractors; and provide it quicker and to a larger audience.
Having followed the SBA's administration of the HUBZone program since 2003, Mr. Power has seen that the SBA and Federal agencies have not used the HUBZone program in the manner Congress intended, nor in the way their own regulations require. Even though the SBA's regulations and the Federal Acquisition Regulation require that contracts be set-aside for exclusive HUBZone participation if certain conditions are met, agencies continue to ignore these requirements and fail to use HUBZone set-asides even when the specified conditions are present.
The new website will provide information, news, and articles specific to HUBZone issues; such as how to qualify for HUBZone certification, the advantages of HUBZone certification, maintaining HUBZone status, and protesting an agency's failure to properly use HUBZone set-asides. It will also cover general issues relating to the winning and performance of federal government contracts
This will be in addition to the information provided on Power Law Office's other website, powerlawoffice.com, which focuses on issues relating to small business Federal government contractors, and issues relating in general to Federal government contracts, such as contract interpretation, bid protests, claims, and disputes.