Size Standards Definition of Small Business for Government Contracting

Definition of small business

Small business size regulations

Size standards tool

Size standards that define small business

How size standards are determined

Size protest and NAICS code appeals

Small business size standards matched to industries described in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

Size standards define the largest size a business can be to participate in government contracting programs and compete for contracts reserved or set aside for small businesses. Size standards vary by industry, and are generally based on the number of employees or the amount of annual receipts the business has.