Dear Small Business Vendor;
The State of New Jersey’s Small Business Set-Aside program includes goals that 25% of state contract and purchase order dollars be awarded to Small Business Enterprises (SBE). Small Business Enterprise (SBE) registration will add your company’s name to the state listing of vendors eligible to participate in these selected contract offerings.
Standards of Eligibility for “Small Business”
The state small business set-aside program’s criteria set forth in N.J.A.C. 12A:17:46-1.8 is as follows: For goods and services contracts, small businesses with less than 100 full-time employees will be registered in one of the following three categories:
- Small businesses whose gross revenues do not exceed $500,0007
- Small businesses whose gross revenues do not exceed $5 million
- Small businesses whose gross revenues do not exceed $12 million or the applicable federal revenue standards established at 13 CFR 121.201, whichever is higher.
For state construction contracts, small businesses with less than 100 full-time employees will be registered in one of the following three categories:
- Small business with gross revenues that do not exceed $3 million.
- Small businesses with gross revenues that do not exceed 50 percent of the applicable annual revenue standards set forth in federal regulation at 13 CFR 121.201 and as maybe adjusted periodically.
- Small business with gross revenues that do not exceed the applicable annual revenue standards set forth in federal regulation at 13 CFR 121.201, as may be adjusted periodically.
The business must be independently owned and operated, with management being responsible for both its daily and long term operation as well as owning at least 51 percent interest in the business. Must be incorporated or registered to do business in the State and have its principal place of business in New Jersey, defined when:
o 51% or more of its employees work in New Jersey supported by paid New Jersey unemployment taxes.
o 51% or more of its business operations/activities occur in New Jersey supported by income and/or business tax returns.
The business must be a sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation with 100 or fewer employees in full-time positions, not including:
o Seasonal and part-time employees employed for less than 90 days, if seasonal and casual part-time employment are common to that industry and
o Consultants employed under contracts not related to the goods and services, which are the subject of the specific contracts for which the business wants to be eligible as a small business.
NJSAVI (New Jersey Selective Assistance Vendor Information) is a database designed to assist small, women and/or minority businesses that wish to do business with the State of New Jersey and the private sector. The NJSAVI marketplace aids in matching buyers and vendors for private contracting opportunities.
To be registered as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) for State of New Jersey Small Business contracts and Set-Aside program and be listed in the NJSAVI marketplace, please visit:
NJ Business Portal/ Taking Care of Business / Small Business Set-Aside.
Notarize and enclose the completed application with a non-refundable check or money order in the amount of $100 made payable to NJ Division of Revenue and mail to:
New Jersey Division
Business Support Services Bureau
PO Box 455
Trenton NJ 08646
DO NOT SEND CASH
Be advised that the average processing time is between eight to ten weeks after your check has been cashed.
SIC and NAICS Codes
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes can be obtained from http://www.osha.gov/oshstats/sicser.html
North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Codes can be obtained from www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html
Construction Craft Coding List (Construction Vendors Only)
To identify your commodity codes, visit the state treasury website at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/purchase/commodity/commclass.htm
Women or Minority-Owned Business Application
If you are seeking certification as a minority or woman-owned business enterprise and wish to obtain an application, visit the state website at www.state.nj.us/njbusiness/contracting/
or for more information call (866) 534-7789.
If your business enterprise is not registered with the New Jersey Purchase Bureau to receive State bid opportunities; call (609) 984-5396 to request a Bidder’s Mailing List Application. or visit www.state.nj.us/treasury/purchase and on the right-hand side navigation, select “Register For Bidder’s Mailing List”
This page also lists the current bidding opportunities.
Should you have additional questions or require assistance in completing this form, it is recommended that you contact the NJ Small Business Development Centers at (800) 432-1565.