Small Businesses

Small Business Subcontracting

Vital Link Inc. (VLI) policy is to maximize the support and utilization of small business concerns in all our procurement actions.  VLI values and supports diversity as beneficial to the progress, stability and growth of our society and innovation in the marketplace.

As a prime contractor with the U.S. Air Force, VLI is committed to upholding the requirements for Small Business Subcontracting per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.219-9.   VLI strives to achieve our small business goals by providing practicable opportunities to award subcontracts and other procurement actions to small and small disadvantaged businesses, HUBZone, women- and veteran-owned businesses and service disabled veteran-owned businesses.  We do this through community and business outreach, and through developing subcontractors by identifying opportunities with VLI that match their capabilities.

Additionally, VLI is required to maintain a record of each subcontractor’s self-certification of small business status.  These self-certifications are required at a minimum on an annual basis or in the event of a change in ownership status or size classification.

To be considered a U.S. small business for subcontracting purposes, a company must be organized for profit, independently owned and operated, not dominant in its field of operation, operating primarily in the U.S. or making a significant contribution to the U.S. economy, and must meet the size standard for the product or service it is providing under the terms of its subcontract or purchase order. If you are involved with a SB/SDB that can help us, we welcome your contact!

Vital Link is Committed to Small Business and Diversity Subcontracting

Please fill out the Small Business Form Below:

  • All firms are encouraged to register in the government’s System for Awards Management (SAM) at Doing so will allow the firm to register under a multitude of NAICS codes as well as set the firm up for growth in prime contracting opportunities. Are you already registered in SAM?
  • If you are registered in SAM, do you affirm that the information provided in the SAM system is current, complete, and accurate to the best of your knowledge?
  • If you checked the HUB Zone Small Business box, please provide us with the SBA certification verifying your status as an entity of that classification.
  • If the supplying firm experiences a change in ownership or a significant change in size status, it is the supplier’s firm to notify Vital Link Inc. of the change and fill out a new self-certification form. If you have any questions regarding SBA Small Business classifications or definitions, please refer to FAR 52.219-8. Additionally, SBA size standards for all the applicable NAICS codes can be found at:
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