Subcontractors

Business Definitions

1. Large Business (LB):

A business concern that exceeds the small business size code standards established by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 13, Part 121.

2. Small Business (SB):

Size standards vary by industry, but a business is generally considered small by the SBA if: a) it has fewer than 500 employees for R&D and manufacturing, b) has average annual receipts for three preceding fiscal years of $33.5 million or less for NAICS subsector 237 (Construction of Buildings; Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction), $14 million or less for NAICS subsector 238 (Specialty Trade Contractors), and c) has average annual receipts for three preceding fiscal years of less than $7 million for service industry.

3. Small Business Concern Owned and Controlled by Socially and, Economically Disadvantaged Individuals (SDB):

A small business concern that is at least 51% owned by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals; or, in the case of any public-owned business, at least 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of such individuals. SDB concerns shall include Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and other minorities, or any other individual found to be disadvantaged by the Small Business Administration pursuant to Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act. Defined in 13 CFR 124.103, 104. For questions regarding economic disadvantaged eligibility see: www.sba.gov/content/economic-disadvantage-eligibility

4. Women-Owned Small Business (WO):

A business that is at least 51% owned by a woman or women who also control and operate it. "Control" in this context means being actively involved in the day-to-day management. "Women" means all women business owners.

5. Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB):

A small business concern is not less then 51% of which is owned by one or more veterans (as, defined in 38 U.S.C. 101 (2) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, note less than 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans and the management on daily operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans.

6. Service Disabled Veteran (SDVOSB):

"Service-Disabled Veteran" must be at least 51% owned by an individual who is considered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as a Service-Disabled Veteran. The terms "veteran" and "service-disabled veteran" are defined in 38 U.S.C 101(2) and (16).

7. HUBZone Small Business (HZ):

A small business concern that appears on the list of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration. (More Information about the HUBZone Small Business Program and its benefits to qualifying concerns can be obtained from the Small Business Administration) - 15 USC 632 (p)(3). Not sure if you qualify as a HUBZone? See: www.sba.gov/content/understanding-hubzone-program

8. (ANC) Alaskan Native Corporations and Indian Tribes

Alaska Native Corporation (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.A. 1601, et seq.) and which is considered a minority and economically disadvantaged concern under the criteria at 43 U.S.C 1626(e)(1). This definition also includes ANC direct and indirect subsidiary corporations, join ventures, and partnerships that meet the requirements of 43 U.S.C. 1626(e)(2). Indian tribe means any Indian tribe, band , group, pueblo, or community, including native villages and native groups (including corporations organized by Kenai, Juneau, Sitka, and Kodiak) as defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C.A 1602 et seq.) that is recognized by the Federal Government as eligible for services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs in accordance with 25 U.S.C 1452(c). This definition also includes Indian-owned economic enterprises that meet the requirements of 25 U.S.C 1452(e).

 

*Definitions references are from -15 U.S.C 632 - SMALL-BUSINESS CONCERN, unless otherwise noted within above definitions.

You may wish to review a more detailed definition of the above categories in the Federal Acquisition Regulation 19.7 or 52.219-8. If you have difficulty ascertaining your size status, please refer to the SBA's wesbite at: www.sba.gov/size or contact your local SBA office.

For additional information regarding business size and NAICS codes, please see the SBA's Table of Size Standards at: www.sba.gov/content/table-small-business-size-standards