LARGE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE: A large business is a domestic firm that does not meet the small business size standards per the definition in Small Business Enterprise below. Businesses should contact the U.S. Small Business Administration to determine appropriate North American Industry Classification (NAICS) codes and size standard. The threshold for number of employees and revenue vary depending on the product or service.
SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE: Means a concern including it's affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria and size standards in 13 CFR Part 121 (reference Federal Acquisition Regulations, part 19.102). Businesses should contact the U.S. Small Business Administration to determine appropriate North American Industry Classification (NAICS) codes and size standard. The threshold for number of employees and revenue vary depending on the product or service.
GOVERNMENT OR NON-PROFIT: Means a government agency or an organization that qualifies as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
FOREIGN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE: Means a subcontractor organized or existing under the laws of a country other than the United States. The United States means the 50 states and the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and possessions, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other place subject to U.S. jurisdiction, but does not include leased bases.
WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS: Means a business which is at least 51% owned by one or more woman; 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 (reference FAR 2.101). Businesses must be certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESS: Means a business which is at least 51% owned and operated by an individual(s) who are U.S. citizens and their ancestry is African-American, Subcontinent Asian-American, Native-American, Asian Pacific-American, or Hispanic-American. Business must be certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, or one of its regional councils. Foreign-owned firms operating in the U.S. are not included in this definition.
VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS: Means a business concern which is not less than 51% owned by one or more veterans as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101 (2) 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 (reference FAR 2.101).
SERVICE-DISABLED-VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS: Means a business 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, or in the case of a veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran. Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101 (2), with a disability that is service-connected, 38 U.S.C. 101 (6).
DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS: Means an offeror that represents, as part of its offer, 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 part 124, subpart B, and: no material change in disadvantaged ownership and control has occurred since its certification; where 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 it is identified, on the date of its representation, as a certified small business concern in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database.
HUBZONE SMALL BUSINESS: Means a business located in a 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. Status as a qualified HUBZone small business concern is determined by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in accordance with 13 CFR part 126. If the SBA determines that a concern is a qualified HUBZone small business concern, it will issue a certification to that effect and will add the concern to the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns on its Internet web site at www.sba.gov/hubzone.
Definition for OTHER: Any other individual certified as disadvantaged by the Small Business Administration.
NAICS is the North American Industry Classification System. The system was developed by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to provide comparable statistics across the three countries. NAICS enables government and business analysts to compare industrial production statistics collected and published in the three North American Free Trade Agreement countries. NAICS also provides for increased comparability with the International Standard Industrial Classification System (ISIC, Revision 3), developed and maintained by the United Nations.
SBA's size standards define whether a business entity is small and, thus, eligible for Government programs and preferences reserved for ``small business" concerns. Size standards have been established for types of economic activity, or industry, generally under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
The U.S. Small Business Administration, the Department of Defense, the Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration have taken steps to simplify the federal contracting process by creating an integrated database of small businesses that want to do business with the government.
The integration of PRO-Net and DOD's Central Contractor Registration (CCR) databases has created one portal for entering and searching small business sources. This integration assists small businesses with marketing their goods and services to the federal government. The integration began on Jan 1, 2004.
Registration in CCR is now a requirement for federal contracts. On Jan 1, 2004, CCR assumed all of PRO-Net's search capabilities and functions. Small businesses will no longer need to manually register in both PRO-Net and CCR.
Procuring agencies and contracting officers who relied on PRO-Net as the authoritative source for vendors that are certified in SBA's 8(a) Business Development program, HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program and Small Disadvantaged Business program will now access this information through CCR. All of the search options and information that existed in PRO-Net will now be found at the CCR Dynamic Small Business Search site. Within SBA, PRO-Net has been superseded by the Small Business Source System (SBSS), an internal database of firms certified by SBA under the 8(a) Business Development and HUBZone programs, and as Small Disadvantage Businesses. The SBSS will populate those fields in CCR. The SBSS will automatically review the NAICS codes supplied by a firm and perform calculations against each NAICS code size standard to determine which NAICS codes the firm qualifies as a small business, based on employment and revenue information entered into CCR. For more information, please visit the CCR Web site.
The Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the primary vendor database for the Department of Defense (DoD), NASA, Department of Transportation (DoT), and Department of Treasury.
Both current and potential government vendors are required to register in CCR in order to do be awarded contracts by the DoD, NASA, DoT and Treasury. Vendors are required to complete a one-time registration to provide basic information relevant to procurement and financial transactions. Vendors must update or renew their registration annually to maintain an active status.
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