Small Business Fact Sheet
Small Business Programs
Supplier Diversity Program
The Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 19 Governs the Small Business Program
In 1953 Congress passed the Small Business Act which created the Small Business Administration (SBA) which is charged with overseeing the small business program. Public Law 95-507 amended the Small Business Act to include subcontracting with small businesses and required agencies to establish goals for contracting with small businesses.
OCC's FY 2018 Small Business Goals
Goals are negotiated every two years to ensure small business receive federal contract opportunities.
Small Business: 48%
Women-Owned – 5%
SDB – 5%
SDVOSB – 3%
HUBZone – 3%
Definitions of Small Business Preference Groups
- Small Business (SB) – Independently owned and operated qualified under the criteria of size standard based on the North American Industry Classification System Codes (NAICS).
- Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) – Must be at least 51 percent owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged. The OCC SDB goal includes the 8(a) Program – A business development program managed by SBA to assist 8(a) firms in obtaining federal contracts. The 8(a) firm is in the program for nine years.
- Women-Owned Business (WOB) – Must be at least 51 percent owned by one or more women. To be eligible for a WOB set aside you must be certified with the SBA or with another SBA-approved third party certifier.
- Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) - Must be at least 51 percent owned by service disabled veteran with a service-connected disability that has been determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs or Department of Defense.
- HUBZone Business – Must have its principal office in an underutilized business zone determined by the SBA and must certify that not less than 35 percent of its employees are residents of the HUBZone area. Additionally, to qualify for the HubZone program, a business must be a small business by SBA standards and owned and controlled at least 51 percent by U.S. citizens, or a Community Development Corporation, or an agricultural cooperative or an Indian tribe.
- Small Business Set-Aside – Reserves acquisition for small business.
For More Information
Contact Marcus Benefield, small business specialist.