Socioeconomic Statuses

Contracting with SSS helps federal, state, and local agencies meet their small business goals in the following areas:

  • Small Business
  • Woman Owned Small Business
  • Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business
  • Minority Owned Small Business
  • Small Disadvantaged Business
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, DOTD, State & Local
  • 8(a) credit when contracting via GSA STARS II Vehicle

The Federal government has both prime contracting and subcontracting goals for small businesses. More specifically, the Small Business Act requires 23% of Federal prime contracts dollars shall be awarded to small businesses, with individual prime and subcontracting goals for certain identified small business groups.

SSS is considered a small business for the following NAICS, within the size standard specified:

NAICS Services Size Standard in Millions
541370 Surveying & Mapping (except geophysical) $14.0
541340 Drafting $7.0
541511 Custom Computer Programming $25.5
541512 Computer Systems Design $25.5
541513 Computer Facilities Management $25.5
541519 Other Computer Related $25.5
518210 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related $30.0
561410 Document Preparation Services $14.0
541430 Graphic Design $7.0
561320 Temporary Help $25.5


See the entire Table of Small Business Size Standards Matched to North American Industry Classification System Codes for more information about small business size standards.

Federal Programs:

EDWOSB, WOSB SSS is proudly a woman owned small business, certified by the SBA as an Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business. The WOSB Program is a program that authorizes contracting officers to restrict competition (or set aside) certain requirements for competition solely amongst women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) or economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). Click on the image to learn more about the WOSB & EDWOSB program.
SSS is a minority owned small business and certified by the SBA as a Small Disadvantaged Business. SSS graduated from the 8(a) Small Business Program in 2012. Agencies may still receive 8(a) credit contracting with SSS via our GSA STARS II GWAC. Click on the image to learn more about the SDB program. SDB
DBE DOTD The U.S. Department of Transportation’s DBE program provides a vehicle for increasing the participation by minority owned businesses in state and local procurement. DOT DBE regulations require state and local transportation agencies that receive DOT financial assistance, to establish goals for the participation of DBEs. SSS was certified by the LADOTD. Click on the image to learn more.

State Programs:

Louisiana’s Hudson Initiative is a certification program that is designed to help eligible Louisiana small businesses gain greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities that are available at the State government level. The program is open to all Louisiana businesses that meet the eligibility requirements of a Small Entrepreneurship (SE) under the Hudson Initiative. Hudson Inititative - LA
SEBD - LA SSS participates in the Small and Emerging Business Development program in the state of Louisiana. The SEBD program provides the managerial and technical assistance training needed to grow and sustain a small business. Procurement officials on the State and Local level will consider an SEBD business for bidding on select products or services purchased by state agencies.