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Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance CenterPhone: 501-671-2390Email: PTAC@uada.edu
by Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center - February 10, 2022
Industry experts estimate that 70 to 80% of small businesses have issues with their
SBA profile. Incomplete and inaccurate profiles make it difficult for government buyers
and prime contractors to find the right contractors for the opportunities they have
This article will address the top Small Business Administration profile issues and
suggestions for solving them.
Other IssuesYour SBA profile also allows you to provide information for business type percentages,
bonding (for construction firms), and performance history references. Unfortunately,
many contractors leave these fields blank, which is a big mistake. For example, if
you were a contracting officer looking for construction firms, wouldn't you want to
know their bonding capacity?In sum, missing important information from your SBA profile may cost you an opportunity.
Bottom line: Don't leave blank fields in your SBA profile. When completing a vendor profile, take your time, do it right, and be thorough. Doing
so will increase your odds of being found by procurement professionals working in
government agencies and companies seeking specialized contractors for subcontracting