THE CODE OF REGULATIONS

MASSACHUSETTS

SMALL BUSINESS DEFINITION:
A business, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on government contracts, and qualifies as a small business under the criteria and size standards of the Small Business Administration regulations.

MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESS DEFINITION: 
A small business that is at least 51 percent unconditionally owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged, or a publicly owned business that has at least 51 percent of its stock unconditionally owned by one or more historically underutilized (socially and economically disadvantaged) individuals and has its management and daily business controlled by one or more such individuals. A minority owned business is also a small business that is at least 51 percent unconditionally owned by an economically disadvantaged Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian Organization, or a publicly owned business that has at least 51 percent of its stock unconditionally owned by one of these entities, that has its management and daily business controlled by members of an historically underutilized (economically disadvantaged) Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian Organization, and that meets the Small Business Administration regulations.

Individuals who are African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, and Subcontinent-Asian Americans are considered historically underutilized (socially and economically disadvantaged) by the Small Business Administration:

African Americans are

U.S. citizens whose origins are in any of the Black groups of Africa, and all persons having origin in any of the original peoples of the Cape Verdean Islands .

Hispanic Americans are

U.S. citizens whose origins are in South America, Central America , Mexico , Cuba , theDominican Republic , Puerto Rico, or the Iberian Peninsula, including Portugal .

Native Americans are American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, and Native Hawaiians.

Asian-Pacific Americans are U.S. citizens whose origins are in Japan, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Palau), the Northern Mariana Islands, Laos, Kampuchea (Cambodia), Taiwan, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Federated States of Micronesia.

Subcontinent Asian-Americans are

U.S. citizens whose origins are in India , Pakistan , Bangladesh , Sri Lanka , Bhutan , or Nepal.

WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS:

A small business which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; who also control and operate the business or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.


SMALL DISABLED OWNED BUSINESS:
A small business concern that is at least 51 percent owned by an individual or individuals who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such persons major life activities. Individual(s) must be involved in the day-to-day management of the business.

SMALL DISABLED VETERAN OWNED BUSINESS:
A small business concern that is at least 51 percent owned by an individual or individuals who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such persons major life activities. The physical or mental impairment must have been sustained during active service in one of the

United States armed services. Individual(s) must be involved in the day-to-day management of the business.