Many federal contractors struggle with the endless and confusing acronyms used in the day-to-day of government business. One of the most important acronyms used in federal contracting is the North American Industry Classification System, or NAICS Codes. These codes are used to classify government contractors into groups according to industry. While acquiring a GSA Contract, this is very important, especially when registering on CCR and ORCA.
How to find your NAICS Code(s)
To find the NAICS Codes that your company fits into, there is a great website that will run a search based on keywords relating to your industry. The NAICS Association, offers this searching service for free and unlimited usage. We use it regularly, and recommend it to anyone trying to find NAISC Codes for themselves.
What is the NAICS?
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According to the most authoritative website I have come across on the topic of NAICS Codes, here is a description:
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS, pronounced Nakes) was developed as the standard for use by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the collection, analysis, and publication of statistical data related to the business economy of the U.S. NAICS was developed under the auspices of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and adopted in 1997 to replace the old Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system.