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DBE, GSA, HUB, SBE, SCTRCA, TXMAS and WBEA Certifications

Author: Ryan Rowe | Date: Apr 21, 2014

Big Star Branding is a DBE, GSA, HUB, SBE, SCTRCA, TXMAS & WBEA certified company!

Big Star Branding knows that many government agencies, schools and companies are required or prefer to do business with other companies that meet certain requirements and have specific certifications. Big Star Branding is a DBE, GSA, HUB, SBE, SCTRCA, TXMAS & WBEA certified company! What does this mean? These certifications are yet another reason to choose Big Star Branding. Allow us to explain:

Big Star Branding is a schedule holder for the TXMAS & General Services Administration (GSA) and a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA). The South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA) has awarded us a Small Business Enterprise certification (SBE) and a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification and we are also certified as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB).

In 2002 Texas sought an easier way for state agencies and co-op members to purchase goods rather than obtaining bids. The bidding process can be long and arduous but more and more purchasers are choosing to do business with a TXMAS/GSA schedule holders as a faster procurement tool. The Texas State Comptroller recommends agencies purchase from TXMAS businesses like Big Star Branding.

Kathie Rowe has been Big Star Branding’s sole owner for over 27 years. The Women’s Business Enterprise Association (WBEA) is a nationally recognized certification and database of businesses that are at least 51% owned, managed or controlled by a woman or women. This makes it easier for public or private entities who wish to do business specifically with female owned or operated organizations.

Big Star Branding is and always has been an equal opportunity employer! The HUB or Historically Underutilized Business Program was created by the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services to encourage the use of minority and woman owned and operated business which is defined by the state of Texas as being at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by American Women, Asian Americans, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans or Native Americans.

The SCTRCA awards small businesses and minority owned and operated companies with the DBE and SBE certifications to help public and private entities who wish to do business with small or ‘disadvantaged’ companies and locate them easier through their extensive database of applicable businesses.

If you would like to submit a bid, ask a question or request or quote you can contact one of our friendly Big Star Branding customer service representatives at 210-590-2662 or Toll Free at 888-844-4227 or you can visit us online at any time at BIGSTARBRANDING.COM.

HUB Certified SCTRCA Certified GSA Certified DBE Certified SBE Certified