Bid Procedures

Small Business

Welcome to W. F. Magann Corporation’s Small Business Program page. This page is intended to assist small businesses in doing business with W. F. Magann Corporation but we encourage businesses of all sizes to utilize this page to start and maintain a business relationship with W. F. Magann Corporation.

Small Business Program Policy Statement

W. F. Magann Corporation is, and always has been, committed to utilizing and supporting small businesses, because from 1946 to 2005 we were a small business. As a large business, we strive to continue to help develop small businesses so that they may have the opportunity to grow as we did.

We feel that strengthening the small, minority, and/or disadvantaged small business community contributes to the overall economic growth and expansion of our markets. Therefore, it is our company policy to offer the small, minority, and/or disadvantaged small business community an opportunity to compete on an equal basis with all other bidders thus assisting in developing and strengthening the small business community.

How to do Business with Us

To do business with W. F. Magann Corporation, please:

  1. Register your business in the Central Contractors Registration (CCR) database.
  2. Register your business with our Contacts Management System.

Small Business Program Manager

W. F. Magann Corporation has a full-time Small Business Program Manager (SBPM) that serves as an advocate for small businesses seeking contracting opportunities. The SBPM is:

Ricki Bittle
3220 Mariner Avenue
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Telephone: 757-484-2820
Fax: 757-484-3277
Email: supplierquestions@wfmagann.com

 

What is a Small Business?

The definition of a small business varies depending on if you are working with a federal agency, city, state, or private business. Below, you will find the definitions of small business when working with a Federal agency, the Federal Department of Transportation, and the State of Virginia. We have also included relevant links within the definitions. While it is our intention to provide up to date information regarding small business classifications on this website, we do not make any claim to or take responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information contained in these definitions. The information provided is for informational purposes only and we strongly suggest that you verify the accuracy of the information contained herein prior to making any representations based on the information provided.

FEDERAL (Small Business & NAICS Codes)

A small business, including its affiliates, is one that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR part 121, and NAICS size standards.

The North American Industrial Classification System or NAICS codes superseded the Standard Industrial Codes (SIC). The NAICS codes determine whether a business is considered small by their industry code. These codes pertain to the size of the firm and not the value of the procurement. The standards are set by either the number of employees or by the average annual sales over a three-year period.

Click here to look up your NAICS Code.

Look up the size standard for your NAICS Code.

  • Large Business (LB)
    1. Your business is an LB if it exceeds the SBA’s threshold for a small business under your NAICS Code.
    2. This is a self-certification based on both your NAICS Code and the SBA Size Standards.
  • Small Business (SB)
    1. Your business is an SB if it is under the SBA’s threshold for a small business under your NAICS Code.
    2. This is a self-certification based on both your NAICS Code and the SBA Size Standards.
  • HUBZone SB
    1. Your business is a HUBZone Small Business if it is located in a HUBZone, you have met and maintained the 35% residency requirement, been certified HUBZone by the SBA and/or been re-certified by the SBA every three (3) years. This IS NOT a self-certification. Please review the link for additional information regarding HUBZone requirements. http://www.sba.gov/hubzone/faq/index.html
    2. Your business is a HUBZone SB if it is on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the SBA, and no material change in ownership and control, principle office, or HUBZone employee percentage has occurred since it was certified by the SBA in accordance with 13 CFR part 126
  • Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB)
    1. Your business is a WOSB if it is at least 51% owned by one (1) or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one (1) or more women; and
    2. Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one (1) or more women; and the business is under the SBA’s threshold for a small business under your NAICS Code

    This is a self-certification based on both your NAICS Code and the SBA Size Standards.

  • Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
    1. Your business is an SDB if it is at least 51% owned by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged people or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more disadvantaged people; is a U.S. citizen; owns, operates and manages the business on a daily basis; and is in business at least one year; and
    2. The owner(s) must have less than $750,000 personal net worth at the time of application & during participation
    3. The following people are automatically considered to be socially and economically disadvantaged:
      • Black Americans
      • Hispanic Americans
      • Indian Tribes – are those individuals who have at least 51% of their origins in any Indian tribe, band, nation or other organized group of Indians, including an Alaska Native Corporation person
      • Native Americans – are those individuals who have at least 51% of their origin in: American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, and native Hawaiians.
      • Asian-Pacific Americans – are those individuals who have at least 51% of their origins in: Japan, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, (Republic of Palau), the Northern Mariana Islands, Laos, Cambodia, Taiwan, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Federated States of Micronesia
      • Subcontinent Asian Americans – are those individuals who have at least 51% of their origins in: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, or Nepal

      This is a self-certification based on both your NAICS Code and the SBA Size Standards; however, your business must also meet all the small disadvantaged business criteria, as set forth by the SBA. Please review the Web page at: http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/sdb/index.html.

  • Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)
    1. Your business is a VOSB if not less than 51% of the business is owned by one (1) or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51% of the stock of which is owned by one (1) or more veterans; and
    2. The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one (1) or more veterans.

    This is a self-certification based on both your NAICS Code and the SBA Size Standards.

  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
    1. Your business is a SDVOSB if not less than 51% of which is owned by one (1) or more service disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51% of the stock is owned by one (1) or more service disabled veterans; and
    2. The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service disabled veterans or, in the case of a service disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.
    3. Service disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 102 (2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined 38 U.S.C. 101(16).

    This is a self-certification based on both your NAICS Code and the SBA Size Standards.

  • Historically Black College or University/Minority Institution (HBCU/MI)
    HBCUs/MIs are educational institutions that existed prior to 1964 with the primary purpose of educating African American, Hispanic and American Indian students. Only Accredited Post Secondary Education Institutions (U.S. Department of Education) are qualified to participate in Federal contracting and grant programs.
  • AbilityOne Program Participant

    The AbilityOne Program is the largest single provider of jobs for people who are blind or have other severe disabilities in the United States. The AbilityOne Program uses the purchasing power of the federal government to buy products and services from participating, community-based nonprofit agencies nationwide dedicated to training and employing individuals with disabilities.

    The Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act appears in Title 41 of the United States Code, Sections 46 through 48c (41 U.S.C. 46-48c). A coordinated effort on behalf of the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled (the federal agency that oversees the Program), National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and NISH–Creating Employment Opportunities for People with Severe Disabilities, the AbilityOne Program provides people who are blind or who have other severe disabilities the opportunity to acquire job skills and training, receive good wages and benefits and gain greater independence and quality of life. Through the AbilityOne Program, people with disabilities enjoy full participation in their community and can market their AbilityOne-learned skills into other public and private sector jobs.

  • Alaskan Native Corporation (ANC)

    An ANC is defined as any Regional Corporation, Village Corporation, Urban Corporation, or Group Corporation organized under the laws of the State of Alaska in accordance with the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.) and which is considered a minority and economically disadvantaged concern under the criteria at 43 U.S.C. 1626(e)(1). This definition also includes ANC direct and indirect subsidiary corporations, joint ventures, and partnerships that meet the requirements of 43 U.S.C. 1626(e) (2).

    This is a self-certification based on both your NAICS Code and the SBA Size Standards.

  • Indian Tribe (IT)

    An IT is defined as any tribe, band, group, pueblo, or community, including native villages and native groups (including corporations organized by Kenai, Juneau, Sitka, and Kodiak) as defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C.A. 1601 et sq.) that is recognized by the Federal Government as eligible for services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs in accordance with 25 U.S.C.1452©. This definition also includes Indian-owned economic enterprises that meet the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 1452(e).

    This is a self-certification based on both your NAICS Code and the SBA Size Standards.

  • 8 (a) Business

    The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program, named for a section of the Small Business Act, is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market. The firm must be certified 8(a) by the SBA through an application process.

    This IS NOT a self-certification. Please review the following Web page for additional information regarding 8(a) certification requirements: http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/8abd/faqs/index.html.

FEDERAL (U.S. Department of Transportation)

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

“Disadvantaged business enterprise” means a small business concern, as defined in 49 CFR Parts 23 and 26, that is at least 51% owned by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, or, in the case of any corporation, partnership, or limited liability company or other entity, at least 51% of the equity ownership is owned by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and the management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of the socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who own it.

This program is intended to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts in the Department’s highway, transit, airport, and highway safety financial assistance programs. The goals of the program are to remedy past and current discrimination against disadvantaged business enterprises, ensure a “level playing field” in which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts, improve the flexibility and efficiency of the DBE program, and reduce burdens on small businesses.

This IS NOT a self-certification. Please review the link for additional information regarding DBE certification requirements. http://www.dmbe.virginia.gov/.

STATE (VIRGINIA)

Small, Women and Minority Owned (SWaM)

The Department of Minority Business Enterprise (DMBE) is the state agency dedicated to enhancing the participation of small, women and minority owned businesses in Virginia’s procurement process. DMBE administers two certification programs: the Small, Women and Minority owned Businesses under Virginia’s “SWaM” Procurement Initiative, and the Federal U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”) Program.

If you are a non-Virginia based business from one of the following states/district, you ARE NOT eligible for participation in the Virginia Small, Women and Minority owned Business Program: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.

This IS NOT a self-certification. Please review the link for additional information regarding SWaM certification requirements. http://www.dmbe.virginia.gov/

  • Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE)

    “Minority-owned business” means a business concern that is at least 51% owned by one or more minority individuals or in the case of a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company or other entity, at least 51% of the equity ownership interest in the corporation, partnership, or limited liability company or other entity is owned by one or more minority individuals and both the management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more minority individuals.

    “Minority individual” means an individual who is a citizen of the United States or a non-citizen who is in full compliance with United States immigration law and who satisfies one or more of the following definitions:

    1. “African American” means a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Africa and who is regarded as such by the community of which this person claims to be a part.
    2. “Asian American” means a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands, including but not limited to Japan, China, Vietnam, Samoa, Laos, Cambodia, Taiwan, Northern Mariana, the Philippines, a U.S. territory of the Pacific, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka and who is regarded as such by the community of which this person claims to be a part.
    3. “Hispanic American” means a person having origins in any of the Spanish-speaking peoples of Mexico, South or Central America, or the Caribbean Islands or other Spanish or Portuguese cultures and who is regarded as such by the community of which this person claims to be a part.
    4. “Native American” means a person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America and who is regarded as such by the community of which this person claims to be a part or who is recognized by a tribal organization.
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)

    “Small business” means an independently owned and operated business which, together with affiliates, has 250 or fewer employees, or average annual gross receipts of $10 million or less averaged over the previous three years.

  • Woman Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)

    “Women-owned business” means a business concern that is at least 51% owned by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens, or in the case of a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company or other entity, at least 51% of the equity ownership interest is owned by one or more women who are citizens of the United States or non-citizens who are in full compliance with the United States immigration law, and both the management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens.

  • Service Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVOB)

    “Service disabled veteran owned business” means a business concern that is at least 51% owned by one or more SWaM certified and Department of Veteran Services (DVS) certified service disabled veterans.

    Please visit the DVS website at www.virginiaforveterans.com for information on eligibility and certification.

     

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