Members have helped millions of borrowers

Advocates for small businesses on Federal contracts

Members have paid thousands of workers Service Contract Act wages across the U.S.

Supports HUBZone and service-disabled, veteran-owned firms

Members have helped millions of borrowers

Advocates for small businesses on Federal contracts

Members have employed thousands of workers prevailing wages across the U.S.

Supports HUBZone and service-disabled, veteran-owned firms

Welcome!

The Fed Cetera Network

The Fed Cetera Network was originally founded as a clearinghouse for small business subcontractors on U.S. Department of Education (ED) default student loan resolution contracts. Today’s Fed Cetera Network also serves the larger purpose of advocating for greater small business utilization on Federal default resolution contracts generally. Small businesses, including past and present network members, have:

  • Helped millions of defaulted student loan borrowers move out of default and get on the road toward financial stability;
  • Worked successfully since 2000, and have done the majority of default student loan resolution work since 2015;
  • Paid thousands of American workers prevailing wages under the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act in numerous Congressional districts all over the country; and,
  • Increased the number and qualifications of HUBZone-certified and service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses, two groups that historically have not received their share of prime contracts.

News & Events

NextGen Bidders: Attend Expert Attorney Small Business Participation Plan Teleseminar

Collingswood, NJ — The Fed Cetera Network, a business development organization under 48 CFR 52.219-9, is pleased to offer U.S. Department of Education (ED) NextGen bidders the opportunity to join a one-hour teleseminar featuring nationally-recognized expert attorney...

Student Loan Agency ACSI Recertifies as a Small Business

Nashville, TN — Automated Collection Services, Inc. (ACSI), based in Nashville, TN, today announced it has certified as a small business under North American Industry Classification code 561440, Debt Collection, on www.sam.gov.  This certification makes this longtime...

V&K Achieves Federal HUBZone Recertification

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Valentine & Kebartas, LLC (V&K), based in Lawrence, MA, today announced it achieved Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) recertification through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The HUBZone program helps small...