The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Within the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) is an internal database of firms certified by the SBA under the 8(a) Business Development and HUBZone programs. The DBS will populate those fields in the System for Award Management (SAM). The DBS will automatically review the North American Industrial Classification Code System (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 SAM. Firms will update their records via the SAM webpage and should follow the links and directions found there. This automated review of a firm's size is done to determine if it is eligible to be included in the DSBS and does not affect, in any way, the self-representation requirement for federal procurement.
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