The US Small Business Administration 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.
Small Business Administration, the Dynamic Small Business Search is an internal database of firms certified by the SBA under the
8(a) Business Development and
HUBZone programs. The DSBS will populate those fields in the System for Award Management. The DSBS will automatically review the
North American Industrial Classification Code System 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 web page 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.