Federal Government Achieves Small Business Procurement Contracting Goal for Second Consecutive Year

Information on Scorecard
Release Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2015
Release Number: 
15-59 NFL
Nayana Sen

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that the federal government reached its small business federal contracting goal for the second consecutive year. The federal government awarded 24.99 percent in federal contracts to small businesses, the highest percentage of contracting dollars awarded to small businesses since the 23 percent goal was established in 1997.

Small businesses received a total of $91.1 billion in federal contracts, an increase of $8 billion (over FY 2013) in small business contracting dollars.

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet made the announcement today during a press conference at the Pentagon with Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics at the Department of Defense (DOD). DOD received an “A” on the procurement scorecard for its contract goal achievements.

“We’re celebrating the federal government’s best year ever for small business contracting and it’s a testament to the world-class services that America’s entrepreneurs are providing their government across every federal agency,” said Contreras-Sweet.   “President Obama prioritized procurement at the highest levels of his administration and we’ve set a new government-wide standard as a result.”

Two of DOD’s successful small business contractors, Banneker Ventures, LLC, one of the most successful 8(a)-certified small businesses in the Baltimore-Washington region and Integrated Finance and Accounting Solutions, LLC (IFAS) , a woman-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned Virginia firm that is actively working with the Pentagon were recognized during the event.

The SBA has worked with federal agencies to expand opportunities for small businesses to compete for and win federal contracts.

Alongside the announcement, the SBA released the FY 2014 Small Business Procurement Scorecard, which provides an assessment of each federal agency’s yearly small business contracting achievement against its goal with 20 agencies receiving an A or A+.

The following agencies received an A+ on their contract goal achievements: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of Commerce (DOC), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Overall, the federal government received an “A” on the government-wide scorecard.

“These national numbers reflect the district office’s role in helping small businesses market their products and services to the federal government. It is easy to forget that these numbers are comprised of local small businesses, but small business success is always a success for the whole community. Government contracting can create jobs and helps businesses increase revenue. We have recently signed a strategic alliance memorandum with DHS in Florida, to further promote small business government contracting,” said Wilfredo J. Gonzalez, SBA North Florida District Director.

Performance in all five of the small business prime contracting and socio-economic categories showed significant improvement, with increases in performance against statutory goals. Contract dollars and percentages in all categories have increased.  The contract goal achievements by dollars and percentages for all categories are as follows:

Government-wide Small Business Goaling Summary Report 2014










Small Business



$91.7 B



Women Owned Small Business



$17.2 B



Small Disadvantaged Business



$34.7 B





Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business



$13.5 B












The individual agency scorecards released today by the SBA, as well as a detailed explanation of the scorecard methodology, is available online at http://go.usa.gov/Nxxd.