Small Business Suppliers

Viasat is the global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate.

Viasat strives to provide an inclusive environment and opportunities to small, small disadvantaged, women-owned, veteran-owned, service disabled veteran-owned, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-owned businesses and historically underutilized business zone (HUBZone) firms.

Viasat also seeks to provide an inclusive environment for historically black colleges, universities, and minority institutions to participate in the procurement of technical, engineering, and research services.

Steps to becoming a supplier

  1. Do your homework to determine your target focus area, NAICS and size status.
  2. Know your responsibilities regarding Federal Contracting
  3. Viasat recommends registering on www.SAM.gov
  4. Review and understand Viasat’s Quality, Compliance and Environmental policies and procedures
  5. Review and understand Viasat’s Terms and Conditions
  6. Click on the following link to register your small business firm

NAICS Table of Size Standards

The table of size standards can also be found online in the NAICS Table of Size Standards and the small business size regulations set forth in the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.

A size standard, which is usually stated in number of employees or average annual receipts, represents the largest size that a business (including its subsidiaries and affiliates) may be to remain classified as a small business for SBA and federal contracting programs. The definition of “small” varies by industry.

For more information about size standards, contact the size standards specialist at your nearest SBA Government Contracting Area Office.

Small Business

Is organized for profit and is independently owned and operated (including affiliates); has a place of business in the US and is not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on government contracts; can qualify under the size standards as defined by the NAICS codes (i.e. # of employees, or revenues, or both)

Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

A SDB is small business firm that is 51% owned, operated and managed on a daily basis by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged.

Women Owned Small Business (WOSB)

A WOSB is small business firm that is 51% owned, operated and managed on a daily basis by individuals who are women.

Historically Under-Utilized Business Zone Small Business (HUBZone)

A HUBZone is a small business firm that is 51% owned and controlled by US citizens; The principal office of the concern must be located in a HUBZone; at least 35% of the concerns employees must reside in a HUBZone; and HUBZone certification must be obtained through the Small Business Administration.

Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)

A VOSB is small business firm that is 51% owned, operated and managed on a daily basis by one or more veterans. In the case of publicly owned businesses, at least 51% of the stock must be owned by veterans.

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

A SDVOSB is small business firm that is 51% owned, operated and managed on a daily basis by one or more service disabled veterans. In the case of publicly owned businesses, at least 51% of the stock must be owned by service disabled veterans.

Links to Small Business Related Information Sources