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Company Name:
Name used on business license
Socio-economic Category:
Small Business Concern: A business concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, is not dominant in the field of operations that it is quoting on U.S. Government contracts, and can further qualify under the criteria concerning number of employees, average annual revenue, or other criteria, as described by the Small Business Administration. (See Code of Federal Regulations, Title 13, Part 121, as amended, or FAR 19.102 that include specific industry definitions.)

Small Disadvantaged Business Concern: A small business concern owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals that it is a small business under the size standard applicable to the acquisition; and either:

It has received certification by the Small Business Administration as a small disadvantaged business concern consistent with 13 CFR 124, Subpart B; and no material change in disadvantaged ownership and control has occurred since its certification;

The concern is owned by one or more disadvantaged individuals, the net worth of each individual upon whom the certification is based does not exceed $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and for a prime contractor it is identified, on the date of this representation, on the register of small disadvantaged business concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration; (SAM); or it has submitted a completed application to the Small Business Administration or a Private Certifier to be certified as a small disadvantaged business concern in accordance with 13 CFR 124, Subpart B, and a decision on that application is pending, and no material change in disadvantaged ownership and control has occurred since its application was submitted.

Economically disadvantaged individuals: Means socially disadvantaged individuals whose ability to compete in the free enterprise system is impaired due to diminished opportunities to obtain capital and credit as compared to others in the same line of business who are not socially disadvantaged.

Individuals who represent that they are members of named groups (Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, and Subcontinent-Asian Americans) are to be considered socially and economically disadvantaged.

8(a) Business Development Program: Sections 8(a) and 7(j) of the Small Business Act authorize a Minority Small Business and Capital Ownership Development program (designated the 8(a) Business Development or ``8(a) BD'' program for purposes of the regulations in this part). The purpose of the 8(a) BD program is to assist eligible small disadvantaged business concerns compete in the American economy through business development.

A Participant receives a program term of nine years from the date of SBA's approval letter certifying the concern's admission to the program.

The Participant must maintain its program eligibility during its tenure in the program and must inform SBA of any changes that would adversely affect its program eligibility. A firm that completes its nine year term of participation in the 8(a) BD program is deemed to graduate from the program. The nine year program term may be shortened only by termination, early graduation or voluntary graduation as provided for in this subpart. (Reference 13 CFR 124)

Socially disadvantaged individuals: Means individuals who have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias because of their identity as a member of a group without regard to their qualities as individuals.

Women-Owned Business Concern: A small business that is: at least 51% owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.

HUBZone: Historically underutilized business zone, which is an area located within one or more qualified census tracts, qualified non-metropolitan counties, or lands within the external boundaries of an Indian reservation.

The purpose of the HUBZone Program is to provide Federal contracting assistance for qualified small business concerns located in historically underutilized business zones, in an effort to increase employment opportunities, investment, and economic development in those areas.

Status as a qualified HUBZone small business concern is determined by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations, Title 13, Part 126.

Four Requirements:

1. Must be a small business

2. Concern must be owned and controlled only by United States Citizens

3. The principal office of the concern must be located in a HUBZone

4. At least 35% of the concern's employees must reside in a HUBZone

Validation from the System For Award and Management (SAM) that a company is a qualified HUBZone is required before a contract or subcontract can be issued to a HUBZone company. A list of qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns can be found on the internet website at www.sam.gov. HUBZone certification is valid for three (3) years from date of certification.

A joint venture (see FAR 19.101) may be considered a HUBZone small business if the business entity meets all the criteria in 13 CFR 126.616.

Except for construction or services, any HUBZone small business concern proposing to furnish a product that it did not itself manufacture must furnish the product of a HUBZone small business concern manufacturer to receive a benefit under this subpart.

Principal place of business: Means the business location where the individuals who manage the concern's day-to-day operations spend most working hours and where top management's business records are kept. If the offices from which management is directed and where the business records are kept are in different locations, SBA will determine the principal place of business for program purposes.

Veteran-owned Small Business Concern: Not less than 51% of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101[2]) a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans.

Service-disabled Veteran-owned Small Business Concern: means a small business concern - not less than 51% of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.

Service-disabled veteran means veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101[2], a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable, with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101[16], with respect to disability or death, that such disability was incurred or aggravated, or that the death resulted from a disability incurred or aggravated, in line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service.

Historically Black Colleges And Universities: Institutions determined by the Secretary of Education to meet the requirements of 24 CFR 608.2. For the Department of Defense (DOD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Coast Guard, the term also includes any non profit research institution that was an integral part of such a college or university before November 14, 1986. Verification of Historically Black Colleges and Universities can be found at http://www.edonline.com/cq/hbcu/

Minority Institutions: Institutions of higher education meeting the requirements of Section 1046(3) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1135d-5(3)) which includes a Hispanic- serving institution of higher education as defined in Section 316 (b)(1) of the Act (20 U.S.C. 1059c(B)(1)). Verification of Minority Institutions can be found at http://www.molis.org/selectinst.asp

Javits-Wagner-O’Day: The Javits-Wagner-O’Day (JWOD) Program creates jobs and training opportunities for people who are blind or who have other severe disabilities. Its primary means of doing so is by requiring Government agencies to purchase selected products and services from nonprofit agencies employing such individuals. As a result, JWOD employees are able to lead more productive and independent lives.

Named for its enabling legislation, the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act of 1971, 41 U.S.C. 46-48c, the JWOD Program is a mandatory source of supply for Federal employees. The JWOD Program is administered by the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. Two national, independent organizations, National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and National Industries for the Severely Handicapped (NISH) This needs to be spelled out. help State and private nonprofit agencies participate in the JWOD Program.

Other
Alaska Native: Means a citizen of the United States who is a person of one-fourth degree or more Alaskan Indian (including Tsimshian Indians not enrolled in the Metlaktla Indian Community), Eskimo, or Aleut blood, or a combination of those bloodlines. The term includes, in the absence of proof of a minimum blood quantum, any citizen whom a Native village or Native group regards as an Alaska Native if their father or mother is regarded as an Alaska Native.

Alaska Native Corporation or ANC: Means any Regional Corporation, Village Corporation, Urban Corporation, or Group Corporation organized under the laws of the State of Alaska in accordance with the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.) Bona fide place of business, for purposes of 8(a) construction procurements, means a location where a Participant regularly maintains an office which employs at least one full-time individual within the appropriate geographical boundary. The term does not include construction trailers or other temporary construction sites.

Asian Pacific Americans: Means United States citizens who origins are in Japan, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Paulau), the Northern Mariana Islands, Laos, Kampuchea (Cambodia), Taiwan, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Federated States of Micronesia.

Emerging Small Business Concern: A small business concern whose size is no greater than 50% of the numerical size standard for the NAICS code designated.

Indian tribe: Means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community of Indians, including any ANC, which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians, or is recognized as such by the State in which the tribe, band, nation, group, or community resides. See definition of ``tribally-owned concern.''

Joint Ventures: The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that it is a joint venture that complies with the requirements at 13 CFR 124.1002(f) and that the representation is accurate for the small disadvantaged business concern that is participating in the joint venture.

Native Hawaiian: Means any individual whose ancestors were natives, prior to 1778, of the area which now comprises the State of Hawaii. Native Hawaiian Organization means any community service organization serving Native Hawaiians in the State of Hawaii which is a not-for-profit organization chartered by the State of Hawaii, is controlled by Native Hawaiians, and whose business activities will principally benefit such Native Hawaiians.

Subcontinent Asian Americans means United States citizens whose origins are in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan or Nepal.

Tribally-owned concern: Means any concern at least 51 percent owned by an Indian tribe as defined above.

Very Small Business Concern: A small business concern whose headquarters is located within the geographic area served by a designated SBA district and together with its affiliates, has no more than 15 employees and has average annual receipts that do not exceed $1 million.

BRAC: Small businesses affected by the military’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission, can receive an economic boost from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s HUBZone program. HUBZone designation does not occur until the base is "closed." which for DoD means the flag is retired and the property to turned over to the local community. All military establishments affected by BRAC will now be designated as HUBZones to spur economic growth in economically depressed areas for small businesses and stimulate growth in the nation’s economy. The President signed into law a measure that designates all the bases already closed – and any closed resulting through a future BRAC action – as HUBZone locations. A list of qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns can be found on the internet website at www.sam.gov

Community Development Corporation or CDC: Means a nonprofit organization responsible to residents of the area it serves which has received financial assistance under 42 U.S.C. 9805, et seq.

Note: Detailed definitions relating to the Small Business Program can be found at 13 CFR 121,124, and 126.

NAICS Codes:
You can research these NAICS codes at http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naicstab.htm For additional NAICS information, call the Census Bureau’s resident expert on industry classification at (888) 75NAICS.
Certifications:

CMM:

Capability Maturity Model is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes.

CMMI:

Capability Maturity Model Integration is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes.

ISO 9000 Series

ISO 9000 is a family of ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) standards for quality management systems.

DCAA Approved Audit System:

Defense Contract Audit Agency
SB Registration

EIN:

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, and is used to identify a business entity. Generally, businesses need an EIN. You may apply for an EIN in various ways, and now you may apply online. You must check with your state to make sure you need a state number or charter.



DUNS:

How can I get a DUNS number?

DUNS stands for "Data Universal Numbering System" and is used by the government to identify contractors and their locations. The number is also required to register with the System For Award and Management (SAM) that is used by the government's electronic commerce/electronic data interchange (EC/EDI) system called FACNET. If you do not have a DUNS number, you can obtain one from Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) at no cost. Contact the company at 800-333-0505.

DUNS number: Dun & Bradstreet’s nine-digit DUNS code has become a standard business identifier worldwide. Short for Data Universal Numbering System, DUNS numbers are required for government contractors of many federal government agencies. For details, visit the D&B Web site https://www.dnb.com/dunsno/dunsno.htm.

CAGE Code

Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code is a five-character ID number that identifies government contractors. Although originated by the Department of Defense, CAGE codes are now also used by the Department of Transportation and NASA, among other federal government agencies. CAGE codes are an important part of winning federal government contracts. To get a CAGE code, you must first register your business in System For Award and Management (SAM). You will be assigned your CAGE code as part of the SAM validation process. (Note: You must have a DUNS number before registering.) By completing the SAM registration, you will not only receive a CAGE code, but you will also become part of an extensive database of federal government contractors.