Certify as a small business
You need to be certified as a small business before you can pursue set-aside opportunities. This process may take several weeks to months to complete.
If you plan to apply to be a Schedule holder as well, complete your small business certification first.
Not sure you qualify as a small business or for one of the SBA assistance programs? You can check with the SBA Size Standards Tool.
Also, your business is allowed to have more than one type of certification.