EligibilitySmall Business Enterprise (SBE):
- Principal place of business must be in Connecticut.
- Is registered as a small business as determined by your primary NAICS code in the federal database maintained by the United States General Services Administration (SAM), as required to do business with the federal government, or
- Any nonprofit corporation that (i) maintains its principal place of business in the state, (ii) had gross revenues not exceeding twenty million dollars in the most recently completed fiscal year prior to such application, and (iii) is independent.
Registered is defined as registered in the system for award management (SAM).
YOU MUST BE REGISTERED IN THE FEDERAL SAMS SYSTEM AND MEET THEIR SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARDS TO PROCEED WITH STATE OF CONNECTICUT SMALL/MINORIY BUSINESS APPLICATION.
Link to Register with the System for Awards Management(SAMS) SAM.gov | Entity Information
Registration in the Federal System for Award Management (SAMS) will provide your company with North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS). The PRIMARY NAICS WILL NEED TO BE PROVIDED WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT ONLINE APPLICATION.
Minority Business Enterprise (MBE):
- Must meet the SBE criteria stated above.
- 51% of the company capital stock (if any) or assets must be owned by a person who meets all of this criteria:
- Exercises operational authority over daily affairs of the business.
- Has the power to direct the management and policies and receive the beneficial interests of the business.
- Possesses managerial and technical competence and experience directly related to the principal business activities of the company
- The eligible principle is a member of a “minority” as defined in C.G.S. 32-9n Opens in a new window, or who is an individual with a disability.
- Independent: The viability of the company must not depend upon another person, as determined by an analysis of the small contractor’s relationship with any other person in regards to the provision of personnel, facilities, equipment, other resources and financial support, including bonding.