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Utilizing Set-Aside Special Item Numbers (SINs) for Small Business

Schedule contractors’ catalogs and pricelists, available on GSA Advantage!® and GSA eLibrary, contain information on a broad array of supplies and services offered by small businesses. Ordering activities may use this information to meet or exceed established socioeconomic goals. The information should also be used as a tool to identify specific small business representations: small business, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, HUBZone small business, woman-owned small business, and small disadvantaged business. Customers can even search for specific SINs that are solely set aside for small business Schedule contractors.

GSA provides ordering activities with the ability to find small business to fulfill customer socioeconomic goals. This can be achieved by utilizing the business/socioeconomic indicators displayed on GSA Advantage!®, eLibrary, and eBuy. These indicators signify the business size and business status of the current available contractors, and are as follows:

 

Indicator Description
s Small business
o Other than small business
w Woman owned small business
v Veteran owned small business
dv Service disabled veteran owned small business
d SBA certified small disadvantaged business
8(a)* SBA certified 8(a) firm*
h SBA certified HUBZone firm

 

* Currently ordering activities cannot get credit through the Schedules contracts for the 8(a) program, (however, there is no longer any statutory goal for 8(a) businesses specifically).  Ordering activities will get credit towards their small disadvantage business goals for orders to 8(a) contractors, since by definition 8(a) firms are small disadvantaged businesses.

GSA also provides specific SINs that are solely set aside for small business contractors:

 

Schedule SIN Description
00CORP: The Consolidated Schedule C 7125A Shelving, Bookcases, Display Racks
C 7460 Card Files, Cabinets
C R422S Marketing Research and Public Opinion Services
C R704T Auditing Services
C R708S Public Relations Services
C T001 Arts/Graphics Services
C T015 Commercial Photography
23V: Automotive Super Store 271 102 Snow maintenance Equipment (Vehicle Mounting)
271 105 Woodchipping/Shredders
36: The Office, Imaging and Document Solution 20 220 Projection Screen, Stand, Printer (Enlarger), Systems
47 147 Security Applications for Business Machines
50 180 Time and Attendance Program Systems
51 101 7 Transparency Film
48: Transportation, Delivery and Relocation Solutions 451 3 Local Courier Delivery Services
520: Financial and Business Solutions (FABS) 520 10 Transportation Audits
520 14 Audit and Financial Training Services
541: Advertising and Integrated Marketing Solutions (AIMS) 541 2000 Other Direct Costs (ODCs) are Expenses Other Than Labor Hours
541 3 Web Based Marketing Services
541 4D Conference Events and Trade Show Planning Services
541 4E Commercial Photography Services
541 4F Commercial Art and Graphic Design Services
56: Buildings and Building Materials/Industrial Services and Supplies 361 01 Scaffolding and Accessories
361 20A Above Ground Storage Tanks/Systems
412 8 Hard Wired Surge Protection and EMI/RFI Filtration Devices
66: Scientific Equipment and Services 566 3 Special Purpose Laboratory Furniture
581 1 Convertible Vertical Laminar Airflow, Biological Hazard Safety Cabinets
602 18 Transducer Signal Conditioning Devices
602 21 Load Pressure and Vacuum Transducers
602 23 Vibration, Acoustic, and Ultrasonic Transducers
602 3 Amplifier and Filters
66 139 Environmental Chambers and Plant Growth Chambers
66 141 Miscellaneous Laboratory Equipment
66 601 Water Current Meters
66 602 Seawater Sampling and Salinity Measuring Equipment
66 604 Underwater Releases, Transponders, Buoys and Platforms
66 606 Soil Temperature and Moisture Measuring Instruments
66 617 Water Monitors
66 620 Air Sampling Equipment, Automatic Gas Alarms
67: Photographic Equipment and Related Supplies/Services 19 100 Photographic Services and Solutions
71: Furniture 71 202 Wall Units
71 203 Loft Group
71 304 Lecterns
71 306 Mail Sorting and Distribution Furniture
71 308 Cafeteria and Food Service Furniture
71 312 Hazardous Materials Storage
71 317 Convalescent Chair
71 321 Correctional Institution Furniture
711 12 System Type Tables and Accessories
711 14 Vertical Surface Attachment Panels and Accessories
711 4 Blueprint Filing Cabinets
711 92 Remanufactured Furniture
72: Furnishings and Floor Coverings 31 302 Broadloom Carpet
31 501 Mats and Matting
722 01 Lamps/Shades
722 02 Window Treatments
722 03 Coordinating Bedspreads and Comforters
722 04 Cubicle Curtains and Hardware
722 05 Wall Art Including Painting, Photographs and Posters
722 06 Artificial Trees, Plants, Dried Foliage, and Planters for Indoor Use
722 07 Other Decorative Wall or Table top Accessories
722 08 Ancillary Supplies and Services
722 98 Overseas (International) Fabric
722 99 Introduction of New Products
73: Food Service, Hospitality, Cleaning Equipment and Supplies, Chemicals and Services 302 34 Hot and Cold Food Counters
302 42 Food Service Storage Racks and Cabinets
736: Temporary Administrative and Professional Staffing (TAPS) 736 1 Administrative Support and Clerical Occupations
736 2 Automatic Data Processing Occupations
736 3 General Services and Support
736 4 Information and Arts Occupations
736 5 Technical and Professional Occupations
736 99 Introduction of New Labor Categories
78: Sports, Promotional, Outdoor, Recreation, Trophies and Signs (SPORTS) 192 37B Park/Recreational Tables, Benches, Outdoor Pool/Patio Furniture and Bleachers
402 5 Awards

 

Note: Currently the TAPS Schedule is only available as a small business set aside. Furthermore GSA provides SINs that have certain sections which are set aside such as: C 7460 – Visible Record Equipment and C 7125A – Cabinets, Lockers, Bins and Shelving through the Consolidated Schedule. These are SINs where only certain categories included in the description are small business set asides.

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