Signature Science’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
As Signature Science is primarily a prime contractor for the U.S. Government, we are devoted to providing maximum practicable opportunities in our acquisitions to small business, veteran owned small business, HUBZone small business, small disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business concerns. The primary objective of our Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization is to ensure that a fair proportion of contracts for supplies and services is placed with small businesses.
Small Business Size Standards
There is no “official” certification process that determines a small business. It is a self-certifying and paperless procedure. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) uses the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) in determining size standards; which as of October 1, 2000, replaced the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes. To see if your business is considered small by the federal government, or to determine which NAICS Code(s) is applicable to your business, visit the following link: http://www.sba.gov/size
Representations and Certifications for Small Business Concerns
It is important that, as a vendor or subcontractor classified as a small business concern, you complete and keep current a copy of the Representations and Certifications Form.
The Representations and Certification form allows vendors to self certify as small business, veteran owned small business, HUBZone small business, small disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business concerns. Having your organization classified correctly in our internal database will allow us to more effectively provide you opportunity.
For more information regarding the federal government’s small business programs, please visit the U.S. Small Business Administration’s website at www.sba.gov.