13 CFR 126.306 - How will SBA process the certification?

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§ 126.306 How will SBA process the certification?

(a) The D/HUB or designee is authorized to approve or decline applications for certification. SBA will receive and review all applications and request supporting documents. SBA must receive all required information, supporting documents, and completed HUBZone representation before it will begin processing a concern's application. SBA will not process incomplete packages. SBA will make its determination within ninety (90) calendar days after receipt of a complete package whenever practicable. The decision of the D/HUB or designee is the final agency decision.

(b) SBA may request additional information or clarification of information contained in an application or document submission at any time.

(c) The burden of proof to demonstrate eligibility is on the applicant concern. If a concern does not provide requested information within the allotted time provided by SBA, or if it submits incomplete information, SBA may presume that disclosure of the missing information would adversely affect the business concern or demonstrate a lack of eligibility in the area or areas to which the information relates.

(d) The applicant must be eligible as of the date it submitted its application and up until and at the time the D/HUB issues a decision. The decision will be based on the facts set forth in the application, any information received in response to SBA's request for clarification, and any changed circumstances since the date of application.

(e) Any changed circumstance occurring after an applicant has submitted an application will be considered and may constitute grounds for decline. After submitting the application and signed representation, an applicant must notify SBA of any changes that could affect its eligibility. The D/HUB may propose decertification for any HUBZoneSBC that failed to inform SBA of any changed circumstances that affected its eligibility for the program during the processing of the application.

(f) If SBA approves the application, SBA will send a written notice to the concern and automatically enter it on the List described in § 126.307.

(g) A decision to deny eligibility must be in writing and state the specific reasons for denial.

[63 FR 31908, June 11, 1998, as amended at 69 FR 29423, May 24, 2004; 70 FR 58974, Oct. 11, 2005; 81 FR 48591, July 25, 2016]

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  • 2016-12-27; vol. 81 # 248 - Tuesday, December 27, 2016
    1. 81 FR 94941 - Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs; Correction
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      SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
      Correcting amendments.
      Effective December 27, 2016.
      13 CFR Parts 125, 126, and 127
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  • 2016-12-27; vol. 81 # 248 - Tuesday, December 27, 2016
    1. 81 FR 94941 - Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs; Correction
      GPO FDSys: XML | Text
      SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
      Correcting amendments.
      Effective December 27, 2016.
      13 CFR Parts 125, 126, and 127