For 11 years 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. Of the five “A+” scores the Department has earned, four have been awarded for achievements in the last four fiscal years.
SBA’s scorecard measures Federal agencies’ success in meeting their overall small business contracting goals.
DHS is the largest agency to consistently earn a grade of an “A” or higher on SBA’s scorecard. Last fiscal year, the Department awarded 36.96% of total contracting dollars to small businesses, far exceeding the 23% goal for the federal government. Of note, in FY 2019 we had the highest achievement in Department history in awards to women-owned small businesses (WOSBs). DHS obligated 8.4% of the total DHS spend to WOSBs, which amounted to $1.5 billion.
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 https://www.dhs.gov/small-business-assistance.