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Small Business Prime Contracting Praise for DHS, Commerce, and USAID
Written by Marci Love Thomas: Marci Love Thomas recently joined GCPC’s GovCon Legal Team after spending eight years as an Army JAG Officer, followed by nine years as an attorney at the SBA. Marci is a great addition to our team and will be a tremendous advocate for our clients.
SBA recently released the annual Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard, an assessment tool that measures federal agencies’ success in reaching their small business and socio-economic prime contracting and subcontracting goals. DHS, Commerce, and USAID were all recognized as “A+” agencies for exceeding their respective small business and socio-economic prime contracting and subcontracting goals for fiscal year 2014.
All three agencies surpassed prime contracting goals for small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs), women-owned small businesses (WOSBs), and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs). DHS also exceeded the prime contracting goal for small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones).
The three agencies stellar efforts contracting with small businesses, and exceeding 120 percent of their goals, helped the federal government to exceed its 23 percent small business contracting goal. According to the scorecard, small businesses won a total of $91,681,658,659 in federal prime contracts, accounting for 24.99 percent of all federal spending. In addition to the three “A+” agencies, seventeen agencies received “A” grades, including Department of Defense, which awarded over $54 billion in federal prime contracts to small businesses. Grades were predominantly based on an agency’s prime contracts with some consideration for subcontracts and an agency’s progress plan for meeting goals.
You can access the annual scorecard on SBA’s website and see how well federal agencies fared on reaching their small business and socio-economic prime contracting goals, as well as federal agencies’ performance on small business subcontracting goals.
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