Are you having a problem seeing your profile in the Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS)? This search engine is very important as it is (was) the best way for government contracting officers and prime contract holders to find small businesses. Since the integration of databases, this system has had its issues along with the System for Awards Management (SAM). As a contractor, you should check you profiles regularly to ensure that the information your clients need is readily available.
Check this list of NAICS codes: If one is in your SAM profile, you likely are not able to be found on DSBS.
Listing of NAICS with exceptions:
115310 Support Activities for Forestry
115310_a_Except Forest Fire Suppression17
115310_b_Except Fuels Management Services17
237990 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
237990_Except Dredging and Surface Cleanup Activities2
481211 Nonscheduled Chartered Passenger Air Transportation
481211_Except Offshore Marine Air Transportation Services
481212 Nonscheduled Chartered Freight Air Transportation
481212_Except Offshore Marine Air Transportation Services
488510 Freight Transportation Arrangement10
488510_Except Non Vessel Owning Common Carriers and Household Goods Forwarders
531190 Lessors of Other Real Estate Property
531190_Except Leasing of Building Space to Federal Government by Owners9
541330 Engineering Services
541330_a_Except Military and Aerospace Equipment and Military Weapons
541330_b_Except Contracts and Subcontracts for Engineering Services Awarded Under the National Energy Policy Act of 1992
541330_c_Except Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture
541519 Other Computer Related Services
541519_Except Information Technology Value Added Resellers18
541712 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology) 11
541712_b_Except Aircraft Parts, and Auxiliary Equipment, and Aircraft Engine Parts
541712_c_Except Space Vehicles and Guided Missiles, their Propulsion Units, their Propulsion Units Parts, and their Auxiliary Equipment and Parts
562910 Remediation Services
562910_Except Environmental Remediation Services14
611519 Other Technical and Trade Schools
611519_Except Job Corps Centers16
The SBA suggests you remove the NAICS codes from you SAM profile until the issues is resolved, eta May 15, 2013. If you are in the process of applying for HUBZone or 8a, or are submitting a contract for the problematic NAICS code, the SBA is able to manually add them back into your profile on DSBS only after they are removed from your SAM profile. Please contact your local PTAC for assistance with updating your SAM profile or for the information to have SBA manually add the NAICS codes.
For a comprehensive list, use the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) site, the six Native American PTACs are listed at the bottom.