Small Business Utilization

Small Business Utilization

Approximately 80 percent of all GSA contractors are small businesses. They are identified by indicators on GSA eLibrary (listing of available contractors) and GSA Advantage! (online shopping and ordering system):

Indicator Company Status
s Small Business
o Other than Small Business
w Woman-Owned Business
v Veteran-Owned Small Business
dv Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
d SBA Certified Small Disadvantaged Business
8a SBA Certified 8(a) Firm
h SBA Certified HUBZone Firm

Through the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Program, GSA increases contracting opportunities for small businesses, and assists ordering activities in achieving or exceeding their socioeconomic goals. Customers now have the ability to set aside orders.

Here are some helpful resources for acquisition planning:

Orders placed against a Schedule contract can be credited toward small business goals. Vendors can learn more about small business contracting at GSA's Office of Small Business Utilization.

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