Small, Minority, and Women-owned Businesses

Small business means a business, including its affiliates that are independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding, and qualified as a small business under the criteria and size standards in 13 CFR121.

Minority business enterprise means a business which is at least 51% owned or controlled by one or more minority; or, in the case of a publicly owned business, at least 51% of its voting stock is owned by one or more minority, and whose management and daily operations are controlled by one or more such individuals. For the purpose of this definition, minority includes:

  • Asian Indian Americans
  • Asian Pacific Americans
  • Black Americans
  • Hasidic Jewish Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Native Americans