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-;IT--C-y&apos;-y"'I-T-iL _ - ' _ _ " I HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD SBDC Report Certification can I<l " _ _ _ -'llI win lucrative con By WILLIAM HETT DOBRICKY, Procurement Advisor New Mexico Procurement Technical Assistance Program The federal government, state governments and local munimpalities offer various cat- egories of business certifications to make it easier for small busi- nesses to win government con- tracts. The many types of certi- fications include 8(a), the Dis- advantaged Business Enterprise. HUBZone Small Business. Small Business, Small Disad- vantaged Business. Service Dis- ahled Veteran Owned Small Business, Veteran Owned Small Business and Woman Owned Small Business• Why Get Certified((Simply put. business certification offers the small,business owner new marketing opportunities with corporate and government buy- ers. Business certification pro- grams exist to provide busi- nesses owned and controlled by socially and econommally dis- advantaged individuals the managerial, technical and pro- curement assistance they need to compete for government con- tracts. A business might pursue certification to receive the ben- efits of a specific small business program, such as being able to compete for set-asides reserved for women-owned or veteran- owned businesses. Dealing with Pvt. Michael A. Ramiie','Jr. '' ,,,ll.tL*, • 1(,1 ................. , Ramnrez graduates Basic Training Pvt. Michael A. Ramirez, Jr. has completed his Basic Training at the Marine Base in San Diego, California. He will continue his fraining at Camp Pendleton. Cali- fornia. Michael is a graduate of Lordsburg High School, Lordsburg, NM. He is the son of M. Angel Lngo-Ramirez Sr. and Rosemary Gonzalez. His paternal grandpar- ents are Angel and Alice Lugo- Ramirez of Lordsburg. Maternal grandparents are the late Refugio Vargas and Margaret Estrada. a certi: prime meetir supplk C Deeisic certifi. the req custon busine,, advanl busine,, certifi local busines ity thal taged- might tion ra tional W] certific uct. Pu tion or good I brings an adv a proje. aside busine have. Hc tiffed, small I erated meets ments cation. busines owned fide ve name certiflc the da) busines all deci the bus Th, substan ing be) ership fleeted ments. in all ri surate est. Th, least 51 If it's hess. th individl must 5] least Ful must p nance daily o control must h positio whethe executi' title. Th erning applica contain stricts manage tions control" ability unilate necessa Agreem II ]Lk]lII!II[- _ _ _,  ..... wl- rtImIlUlmlnl!!,L: !: l[l[mt ; '!ltl, |' "; help small businesses 00tracts "led small business helps zontractors get credit for g the reqfiirements Of r .diversity programs. rtifieation is a Business n((The need for business :ation is determined by airements qf a business's ters. marketplace and s objectives. It might be ageous for a sperson to hold multiple :ations. For example, a ontractor doing repeat s with a local municipal- offers a small-disadvan- rosiness certification 9ursue a local certifica- ther than a state or na- "ertification. mtever the case. business ,tion is a-tool, not a prod- :suing business certifica- ly makes sense if it's a usiness decision: if it in more business, offers mtage when bidding on :t. or offers access to set- asiness opportunities the ;s might not otherwise that do not impair the applicant's control of the com- pany are permitted. "Operations authority" is the power to di- rect the management and poli- cies of the business and to make day-to-day and major decisions on matters of management, policy and operations. In addition, the applicant must have the technical compe- tence to run the business. His expertise must be indispensable to the business's potential suc- cess. and he must be able to per- form in the business's area of specialty or expertise without substantial reliance upon the fi- nances and resources of people who don't meet the criteria of the business certification for which he is applying. For ex- ample, a business seeking certi- fication as a woman-owned and -operated professional engineer- ing firm must be owned and operated by a woman who has the credentials of a professional engineer. Finally, the capital contrib- uted by the applicant to acquire his ownership interest shall be real and substantial and be in proportion to the interest or in- terests acquired. The four Procurement Technical Assistance Centers in New Mexico have counselors to assist business owners with be- coming prepared for doing busi- ness with the government. For the nearest office, visit Western New Mexico University's Small Business De- velopment Center is offering a workshop about contracting with the government: " Govern- ment Contracting 101." Mr. Hett-Dobricky, the author of this article, will be the presenter. The workshop will be given next Wednesday, April 28, 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Besse-Forward Glo- bal Resource Center on campus. There is a $10•00 charge, which covers materials and light re- freshments. Call 575-538-6320 ;or en' to register or to find out more inL formation about the workshop. The SBDC offers assistance to entrepreneurs who are start- ing a business or wanting to expand an existing business. These services are available at no cost. Call 538-6320 for an appointment with a business advisor, or email The SBDC office is located on the second floor of the Besse-Forward Glo- bal Resource Center on 12th Street. More information may be found at silvercity/index.html. Call or email the SBDC of- fice for information about the following events: April 28 - Government Contracting 101 May 23-28 - New Mexico Economic Develop- ment Course w to Qualify((To be cer- the business must be a ,usiness owned and op- by a U.S. citizen who the particular require- ff the individual certifi- A veteran-owned small s. for example, must be and operated by a bona teran - and not just in rely. The applicant for tion must be involved in -to-day operation of the s and be responsible for sions made on behalf of iness. ; ownership must be real, :ial and continuing - go- end the pro-forma own- of the business as re- in its ownership docu- the applicant must share sks and profits commen- ˘ith her ownership inter- applicant must own at percent of the business. publicly owned busi- e qualified indiidmit or mls seeking certification nconditionally own at percent of the stock. thermore, the applicant rove - through gover- documents and actual 9eration - that she's in of the business. She dd the highest officer in the company, • it's president orchief ,e officer or some other organizational and gov- documents of the R's business must not any prowsion that re- his ability to exercise rial control and opera- uthority. "Managerial means the demonstrated make independent and • al business decisions 'y to guide the business. ents for support services  Hidalgo County ERALD 212 E, Motel Drive Suite B Lordsburg, NM 88045 $30 per year , Hidalgo County 00HERALD Name t AddreSs City, State, Zip 00tteek out ear great Ilatla00t Jqpraisals: ..ome, anch & Commercial • Hachita- BR, 9 Bath MH plus • 10 acre lot in Animas • 59 Lee Trevino Corner Lot.  • Commercial Buildings on o(i - block of Shakespeare • s. Acres vacant land availab " in Cotton City - New Mexico Press Iiii Association Member Hidalgo County Herald (USPS 020697) is published weekly by Hidalgo County Herald in the City of Lordsburg, County of Hidalgo, 212 E. Motel Drive, Suite B Lordsburg, New Mexico 88045-1948, 52 issues a year. Subscription rates vary. Subscription rate is $30 per year. Requests for corrections and complaints concerning news and editorial content of the Hidalgo County Herald should be di-. rected to the editor. For further information on the Hidalgo County Herald's approved grievance policies, readers may contact the pub- lisher. Any unsolicited manuscripts become the property of the Hidalgo County Herald and wil not be returned. All information con- tained herein is copynghted 2010 by the Hidalgo County Herald. All photos/stories, unless stated, are written by our staff. POSTMAS- TER: Send address changes to Hidalgo County Herald, 212 E. Mo- tel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, NM.88045-1948. Periodicals Postage Paid at Lordsburg, New Mexico. PUBLI SHER/EDITOR: Brenda Hood ADVERTISING MANAGER: Glenda Greene PHONE: 575-542-8705 FAX: 575-542-8704 E-MAIL hcherald FRIDAY, APRIL23, 2010 3 .,0, Eas, Street00_.00 pa i00allo •  v.a,,. :  Real Estate Appraisals & Rentals ...... . ....... Property Management non herrlseai state aroger  L ertided appraisa Conservation Habits= Healthy Habits Pictured above is Robin Moore's 4 th Grade class at Animas Elementary SChool with Christy Rubio, Program Director and -Agriculture Agent with the Hidalgo County Extension Service, Sylvia Dominguez, Secretary-Trea- surer of the Hidalgo County Cooperative Extension Ser- vice and Penny Daye-Driscoll, District Conservationist for the National Resource Con- servation Service. At left, Rubio leads by ex- ample, showing the young- sters how to plant their Ari- zona Cypress sapling. Below is Jody McKay's 3 re Grade class at Animas El- ementary School. Largest Inventory of Quality in the Area! Check on°UtusedtheSeTrucks!great.   ........................... 2005 Ford F-250 1994 GMC Sierra 2004 Ford Expedition 2008 Ford F-250-Diesel 2004 Chev 45.00 Flatbed 4DrDiesel 2003 Chrysler Town & Country Van 2008 Chevy Impala 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2002 Pontiac Grand Am 2003 Hundai Accent 2009 Ford Focus (Blue) SMITH 542 3551 I FORD INC. ,,,,..,,,0,,.,,.,,..,,,,. !