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Acquisition Excellence: DHS Receives an “A+” Grade on SBA’s Annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard

Release Date: 
June 26, 2019

For the 10th year in a row, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) earned a grade “A” or higher on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard. This is the Department’s fourth “A+,” the highest score possible.

SBA’s scorecard measures federal agencies’ success in meeting their overall small business contracting goals.

DHS has been the largest agency to consistently earn a grade of an “A” or higher on SBA’s scorecard. Last fiscal year, the Department awarded 34.5 percent of total contracting dollars to small businesses, far exceeding the 23 percent goal for the federal government. Further, nearly 11,700 companies received DHS prime contracts and of these approximately 7,800 were small businesses.   

This achievement confirms the Department’s commitment to working with small businesses to help keep our nation safe.    

For more information about the Department’s small business programs, visit

Last Published Date: June 26, 2019
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