SBA DSBS Tutorial - MAR 2024

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This session was recorded on March 5th, 2024

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The Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) tool is utilized by every federal agency to search for verified small business eligibilities, including 8(a) ventures, women-owned small businesses, HUBZone certifications, and economically disadvantaged small businesses. While the DSBS layout is antiquated, this briefing will show how the DSBS is a powerful tool because contractors can post references, past performance, and relevant projects. Recent DSBS updates now enable links to capabilities statements. 

Developing and maintaining your DSBS profile is important because the system is an extension of your federal identity and can significantly reinforce and be leveraged to market your company’s strengths, providing you with a competitive advantage over companies not appropriately registered. Your DSBS profile can give access to large prime contractors needing socio-economic partners to meet small business goals, which can mean the difference between being on a federal contract or missing out entirely.

This briefing will also provide insights on how DSBS can be used to compile competitive research, identify teaming partners, and find federal program managers who don’t show up anywhere except on the SBA DSBS. Learn how to leverage DSBS so you can win more direct federal contracts as well as subcontract opportunities.

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This is a wonderful opportunity whether you want to do business with or increase your business with the federal government.


11:00 AM  Welcome

11:10 AM  SBA & DSBS

  • What is SBA?
  • What is DSBS?
  • How to register in DSBS
  • SAM.gov and DSBS

11:20 AM  Why DSBS Matters

  • Marketing
  • Exposure
  • An enhanced version of the SAM registration

11:40 AM  Your DSBS Profile

  • Capabilities Narrative
  • Certifications
  • Expertise
  • Performance History

12:00 PM  Getting the Most out of DSBS

  • Prepare beforehand
  • Make sure you have consistent & verifiable information

12:15 PM  Capabilities & DSBS

12:25 PM  Additional Resources


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Dr. Rafael Marrero

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