Determining Your Business Size
Determining Business Size
One of the first steps in becoming a government contractor is to accurately determine if you can qualify as small under SBA size standards. In other words, you must be defined as a small business when submitting proposals for small business contracts.
SBA uses the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) as the basis for its size standards. Visit the official NAICS website to find the code(s) that apply to your industry, then use our Size Standards Tool to determine if your business qualifies.
Doing Business with the County of Riverside
The County of Riverside Purchasing department is constantly looking for suppliers of the varied goods and services it procures. The business of the County government consumes large amounts of goods and services which the Purchasing Department tasks to procure. The department generally creates bids for most items, and in the case of repetitively purchased items, establishes long term contract that may be for periods of one to five years in length.
Doing Business with the County of San Bernardino
Encourage local vendors to provide goods and services needed for the County operations. This local buying fuels the economy and contributes to the strength of the community. The County of San Bernardino has adopted a 5% local preference for vendors whose principal place of business is within the boundaries of the County.
Doing Business with the State
The State of California purchases a wide variety of goods and services ranging from pencils to temporary labor. Annual purchases total almost $10 billion. The Procurement Division (PD) is the central purchasing authority for all state departments, agencies, institutions, community colleges, technical institutes and city or local boards of education.
Doing Business with the Federal Government
The U.S. Government is the world's largest buyer of products and services. Purchases by military and civilian installations amount to nearly $200 billion a year, and include everything from complex space vehicles to janitorial services to cancer research.
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Doing Business with - Western Municiple Water District
Western’s Development Services Department is available for assistance with your residential, commercial or industrial project.