GSA Federal Acquisition Service

An important note about Socio-economic indicators: The indicators displayed on GSA Advantage, Schedules e-Library, and e-Buy, identify the socio-economic status of the contractor at the time of contract award; thus they are recorded as part of the original contract. Changes made on the System for Award Management (SAM) to socio-economic indicators do not automatically update GSA Advantage, Schedules e-Library, or e-Buy, even if the contractor's status changes during the life of the contract. For more information, contact the MAS Helpdesk.

The Socio-Economic Indicators signify the business size and business status of the contractor.
s - Small business.
o - Other than small business.
w - Woman Owned business.
wo - Women Owned Small business (WOSB).
ew - Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small business (EDWOSB).
v - Veteran Owned Small business.
dv - Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small business.
d - SBA Certified Small Disadvantaged business.
8a - SBA Certified 8(a) Firm.
h - SBA Certified HUBZone Firm.