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DHS Small Business Goals and Achievements


DHS Small Business Goals and Achievements

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is responsible for ensuring small business government-wide goals are established each fiscal year at or above the statutory levels, and that the reporting agencies’ achievements meet the agency established goals. The OSDBU of each federal government agency negotiates with the SBA to establish mandatory small business goals for their respective agency. 

DHS is the largest agency to earn a grade of “A” or “A+” for fourteen years in a row on the annual small business federal procurement scorecard issued by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Our small business accomplishments are a great example of the DHS Unity of Effort in action. Through the collaboration of the contracting officials, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business, small business specialists, and program officials across DHS, we continually aim to identify the right small businesses to support the DHS mission. 

According to the DHS Newsroom, in Fiscal Year 2022 DHS awarded 39.51% of total eligible contracting dollars to small businesses, which greatly exceeded the government-wide goal of 23% and the DHS goal of 34.5%. Additionally, for the 11th fiscal year in a row, DHS exceeded its Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) goal, achieving 5.2% compared to the government-wide goal of 3%. These outstanding records further solidify DHS’s standing as a leader in federal procurement and small business contracting.
“Through outreach, education, small business advocacy, and interagency collaboration, DHS obligated $9.1 billion to American small businesses in FY 2022, over $1 billion more than in FY 2021,” said E. Darlene Bullock, Executive Director of DHS’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. “The Department’s ability to exceed its increased small, disadvantaged business goal of 17.0% with an achievement of 17.66% is a testament to our committed partnership with small businesses and underserved communities.”

Use the following resources to learn about DHS’s current Small Business Program Goals and Achievements

Last Updated: 04/25/2024
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