KMC Size and Diversity Classifications

KMC Systems uses the Small Business Administration's size and diversity classifications when determining approval of a supplier request. Therefore, it is important to note your business classification on the Supplier Survey. 

More information on size and diversity classifications may be found at www.sba.gov.

Sub-classifications:

Small Business Concern

The term "small business" shall mean a business as defined pursuant to Section 3 of the Small Business Act and relevant regulations issued pursuant thereto. Generally, this means a small business organized for profit, which is independently owned and operated, is not dominant in the field of operations in which it is bidding, and meets the size standards as prescribed in government regulations.

Large Business Concern

A business concern that exceeds the small business size code standards established by the Small Business Administration as set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 13, Part 121.

Foreign Business

A business concern organized under the law of a country other than the United States, its territories, or possession and is not incorporated in the United States.

Non-profit Organization

Any organization not conducted or maintained for the purpose of profit. Included in this category are sheltered workshops; universities; colleges; local, state, and federal governments; NISH (creating employment opportunities for those with severe disabilities;) and NIB (National Industries for the Blind.)

Historically Black College/University or Minority Institution (HBCU/MI)

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions established before 1964 and have a principal mission of the education of black americans and meet the requirements set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR,) Title 34, Part 608. Minority institutions (MIs) substantially increase the higher education opportunities for minority and/or low income student education and meet the requirements set forth in Title 34 of the CFR, Part 607.2.

Ownership:

Minority Owned or Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

A business concern that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more minorities; or where at least 51 percent of the stock is owned by one or more minorities and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more minorities.

SBA certified Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns (SDB)

A business certified by the SBA as a socially and economically small disadvantaged business. SBA certified SDBs include all SBA-8(a) certified SDBs.

HUBZone Small Business Concerns

A business concern located in an "historically underutilized business zone," owned and controlled by one or more U.S. citizens, and at least 35 percent of its employees reside in a HUBZone. The business concern must appear on the list of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the SBA.

Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (WOSB)

A small business concern that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women, or where at least 51 percent of the stock is owned by one or more women and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.

Veteran (V)

A person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable as defined in Title 38 of the U.S.C., Section 101 (2.)

Service-Disabled Veteran (SDV)

A veteran with a service-connected disability, incurred or aggravated in the line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service as defined in Title 38, of the U.S.C., Section 101 (16.)

Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns (VOSB)

A small business concern that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more veterans, or where at least 51 percent of the stock is owned by one or more veterans and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more veterans.

Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns (SDVOSB)

A small business concern that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more service-disabled veterans, or where at least 51 percent of the stock is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or a permanent caregiver of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability.

Ethnicity/Minority Categories:

Asian Pacific American

Persons with origins from Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China (including Hong Kong,) Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea,) Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Palau,) Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru.

African American

Persons having origins in any of the black, racial groups of Africa.

Hispanic American

Persons of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.

Native American

American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians.

Subcontinent Asian American

Persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands, or Nepal.