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Certifications & Codes

Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)

On December 21, 2000, Congress enacted the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 2000, Public Law 106-554. Section 811 of that Act added a new section 8(m), 15 U.S.C. 637(m), authorizing Federal contracting officers to restrict competition to eligible Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) or Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSBs) for Federal contracts in certain industries. Specifically, woman-owned businesses must be distributed 5% of all government prime contracts.

Maryland Minority Business Enterprise Program/DBE, by the Department of Transportation

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Office of Minority Business Enterprise is Maryland’s official certification agency for the MBE Program and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The MBE/DBE certification program was established to guarantee that small, minority and women owned firms had the chance to participate equally in both state and U.S. (DOT) federally funded projects. In order to be applicable; independent businesses must be owned (at least 51%) and controlled by a member economically disadvantaged group. J29 applies to this case as an economically disadvantaged company, and as a woman-owned small business. 

Maryland Small Business Reserve Program

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Office of Minority Business Enterprise is Maryland’s official certification agency for the MBE Program and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The MBE/DBE certification program was established to guarantee that small, minority and women owned firms had the chance to participate equally in both state and U.S. (DOT) federally funded projects. In order to be applicable; independent businesses must be owned (at least 51%) and controlled by a member economically disadvantaged group. J29 applies to this case as an economically disadvantaged company, and as a woman-owned small business. 

North American Industry Classification System Codes 

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is used by the United States, Canada, and Mexico to classify businesses by industry. Each business is classified into a six-digit NAICS code number based on the majority of activity at the business. The Census Bureau tabulates the data into summary totals at the two-digit down to six-digit NAICS levels.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) requires NAICS codes from small businesses that wish to become SBA-certified and be eligible for government contracts set aside for certified small businesses. 

J29 currently holds the following NAICS codes:

  • 541511  Custom Computer Programming Services

  • 541512  Computer Systems Design Services

  • 541513  Computer Facilities Management Services

  • 541519  Other Computer Related Services

  • 541611  Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services

  • 541690 Other Scientific Consulting Services

  • 561110  Office Administrative Services

  • 425120 Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers

  • 541219  Other Accounting Services

  • 541330  Engineering Services