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Department of Homeland Security Small Business Goals

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is responsible for the management and oversight of the small business procurement process across the federal government. SBA negotiates with federal departments concerning their prime contracting goal and achievement with small businesses to ensure that small businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to provide goods and services to the federal government.

The negotiation ensures that the federal government will achieve not less than 23 percent to small businesses, not less than 5 percent to woman-owned small businesses and small disadvantaged businesses, and not less than 3 percent to service disabled veteran-owned small businesses and certified HUBZone small businesses.

SBA’s goaling strategy for FY 2009 and FY 2010 and, therefore, for FY 2011 is based on trend analysis, prior year goal achievement. Through this process, SBA concluded that the best approach for the majority of the 86 goaled agencies would be to compare each agency’s FY 2006 goal achievement with its 3-year average achievement, using the greater number to formulate the agency’s small business goal for the upcoming fiscal year.

The Department of Homeland Security’s FY 2012 goals are listed below:

Prime Contracting


Small Business
 
32.0%
 
Small Disadvantaged Business

5%

Women-owned Small Business
 
5%
 
HUBZone Small Business
 
3%

Service Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business

3%

Subcontracting


Small Business
 
45%
 
Small Disadvantaged Business

5%

Women-owned Small Business
 
5%
 
HUBZone Small Business
 
3%

Service Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business

3%
Last Published Date: July 30, 2012
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