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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Small Business Program Goals and Accomplishments

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The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) percentage program goals are aggressive and aimed at maximum utilization of the various Small Business programs, as is practicable.  Since 1999, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has used data submitted into the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) to measure each agency’s socioeconomic accomplishments.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has used FPDS for this purpose for several years to measure each contracting activity’s socioeconomic accomplishments.  Under this method, if the award is not reported into the FPDS, then it does not count toward the contracting activity’s socioeconomic accomplishments.

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy establishes the formula for calculating socioeconomic accomplishments.  Under the initial formula, delivery orders issued under General Services Administration Federal Supply Schedule contracts were not included under the total procurement and Small Business categories.  A recent change now includes those GSA FSS delivery orders.

The socioeconomic accomplishments are shown for each type of reporting mechanism.

From the FY 2012 Small Business Procurement Scorecard

Prime Contracting Achievement
Program Category 2011 Achievement 2012 Goal 2012 Achievement
Small Business 33.66% 34.00% 35.01%
($6.1 B)
Women-Owned Small Business 3.86% 5.00% 3.30%
($577.8 M)
Small Disadvantaged Business 8.41% 5.00% 7.91%
($1.4 B)
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business 18.22% 3.00% 19.24%
($3.4 B)
HUBZone 2.24% 3.00% 1.73%
($303.2 M)

Individual Subcontract Reports (ISR)

An ISR (formally the SF 294) collects subcontract award data from prime/subcontractors that:

  1. hold one or more contracts over $550,000 (over $1,000,000 for construction or public facility); and

  2. are required to report subcontracts awarded to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Women-Owned Small Business, and HUBZone Small Business concerns under a subcontracting plan.

The ISR is not required from small businesses or for commercial items for which a commercial plan has been approved, nor from large businesses in the DOD Test Program for Negotiation of Comprehensive Subcontracting Plans.

Summary Subcontract Reports (SSR)

An SSR collects subcontract award data from prime/subcontractors that:

  1. hold one or more contracts over $550,000 (over $1,000,000 for construction or public facility); and

  2. are required to report subcontracts awarded to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Women-Owned Small Business, and HUBZone Small Business concerns under a subcontracting plan.

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