July 26, 2022
1,000+ small businesses and others attend Small Business Works event
WASHINGTON — This week, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) earned an A+ on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Procurement Scorecard for Fiscal Year 2021. For the 12th consecutive year, GSA earned an “A” grade or higher, showing the agency’s impressive track record of delivering results for small businesses.
SBA’s annual scorecard measures how successfully federal agencies reach their small business and socioeconomic prime contracting and subcontracting goals. It also measures how successfully an agency commits to small business participation in federal contracting.
“We’re proud that GSA leads by example within the federal government when it comes to supporting small businesses,” said GSA Deputy Administrator Katy Kale. “Expanding opportunities for small and socioeconomic small businesses is critical to delivering the best value for the government, and the American people.”
“Small disadvantaged business participation is critical to the Administration’s equity in procurement initiative, and these firms bring innovative solutions to our marketplace, strengthen our industrial base, and help build back our economy,” said Exodie C. Roe, III, Associate Administrator of GSA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). “At GSA we’ll continue to make doing business with GSA as flexible, and agile as possible for our customers.”
During fiscal year 2021, GSA awarded $2.7 billion, more than 46% of eligible dollars, to small businesses. At the prime contract level, GSA also exceeded all of its small business and socioeconomic small business goals. At the subcontracting level, GSA exceeded both the small business and women-owned small business subcontracting goals.
Building back our economy relies on expanding opportunities for small and socioeconomic small businesses. To attract those businesses and reduce barriers to contracting, GSA OSDBU:
- Advocates to maximize opportunities for small and socioeconomic small businesses in every federal contract;
- hosts virtual matchmaking sessions for prime contractors and subcontractors, including today’s training event
- hosts nationwide training events, and;
- ensures policy and regulation are conducive for small business participation.
For small and socioeconomic small business owners looking for opportunities in the federal marketplace, view the federal Forecast of Contracting Opportunities tool which includes listings for General Services Administration, Department of the Interior, Department of Labor, U.S. Small Business Administration, and U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Additionally, GSA has video resources, training opportunities and government contracting fact sheets available online.
About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement and shared services for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet, overseeing approximately $75 billion in annual contracts, and delivering technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people. For more information, visit GSA.gov and follow us at @USGSA.