Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for Registering as a UF Small Business

The University of Florida strives to ensure equal access and increased opportunities for small and diverse businesses. Our goal is to increase the number of Small, Women, Minority, Veteran, Service-disabled Veteran, Hub Zone and Disadvantaged businesses we work with.  Below you will find a list of the eligibility criteria for all small businesses interested in working with the institution:

SMALL BUSINESS

An independently owned and operated business concern that employs 200 or fewer permanent full-time employees, and that, together with its affiliates, has a net worth of not more than $5 million and is domiciled in the State of Florida.

WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS

A small business concern which is organized to engage in commercial transactions, domiciled in the State of Florida, and is at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women.

MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESS

A small business concern which is organized to engage in commercial transactions, domiciled in the State of Florida, and is at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by a minority person(s). A minority person is a lawful, permanent resident of Florida who is an African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Native American, or American Woman.

VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS

A small business concern which is organized to engage in commercial transactions, domiciled in the State of Florida, and is at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more veterans.

SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS

A small business concern which is organized to engage in commercial transactions, domiciled in the State of Florida, and is at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more service -disabled veterans.

HUB ZONE BUSINESS

An independently owned and operated small business with at least 51% owned, managed and operated by U.S. citizens, a Community Development Corporation, an agricultural cooperative, a Native Hawaiian organization, or an Indian tribe. Have a principal office located in a HUBZone and have at least 35% employees live in a HUBZone.

DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS

An independently owned and operated small business with at least 51% owned, managed and operated by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged. Has a personal net worth of less than $1.32 million.

 

Approved Certifying Agencies

The University strongly encourages the small & diverse firms interested in doing business with the institution to become certified. Below are a list of approved certifying agencies.

We recognize additional federal, state, county and city certifications. If you have any questions, please contact sbsd@admin.ufl.edu or (352) 392-0380.