WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security is proud to receive a grade of “A+” from the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard. This is the twelfth consecutive year DHS has earned a grade of “A” on the scorecard and the fifth consecutive year the Department has earned a grade of “A+,” the highest score possible.
“Through outreach, education, small business advocacy, and active internal collaboration, DHS obligated over $7.7 billion in prime contracts to small businesses in FY20, which is the highest amount obligated to small businesses since the Department’s inception,” said Deputy Under Secretary for Management Randolph D. “Tex” Alles. “This accomplishment shows how critical small businesses are in helping the Department fulfill our mission of safeguarding our Nation.”
SBA’s scorecard measures federal agencies’ success in meeting their overall small business contracting goals. DHS is the largest federal agency to achieve this record since the SBA began using the letter grade scorecard format in FY09.
Last fiscal year, DHS awarded 36.04% of total eligible contracting dollars to small businesses, which greatly exceeded the government-wide goal of 23%. Additionally, DHS exceeded its Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) goal for the ninth year in a row. The Department’s FY20 HUBZone achievement of 4.09% exceeded the government-wide goal of 3%. This outstanding record further solidifies DHS’s standing as a leader in federal procurement and small business contracting.
For more information about the Department’s small business program, visit www.dhs.gov/small-business-assistance.