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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 - Women-Owned Small Business.
wo - SBA-Certified Women-Owned Small Business.
ew - SBA-Certified Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business.
v - Veteran Owned Small Business.
dv - Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.
d - SBA Certified Small Disadvantaged Business.
8a - MAS 8(a) Pool- Competitive.
8aS - MAS 8(a) Pool- Sole Source and Competitive.
h - SBA Certified HUBZone Firm.
to - Tribally Owned Firm.
ai - American Indian Owned.
an - Alaskan Native Corporation Owned Firm.
hn - Native Hawaiian Organization Owned Firm.

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