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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

 

Small Business Program Goals and Accomplishments

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VA goals for the percentage of contracts awarded to small and Veteran-owned businesses are aggressive and aimed to maximize the use of the various Small Business Programs, as practical.

Since 1999, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has used data submitted into the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) to measure each agency’s socioeconomic achievements. For several years, VA has used FPDS to measure each contracting activity’s socioeconomic achievements against yearly goals. If the award is not reported into 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 (GSA FSS) contracts were not included under the total procurement and Small Business Program categories. A recent change now includes those GSA FSS delivery orders.

Federal Government Small Business Procurement Scorecard (FY 2016)

Prime Contracting Achievement
Program Category2015 Achievement2016 Goal2016 Achievement
Small Business 30.80% 32.50% 29.88%
($6.9 B)
Women-Owned Small Business 2.96% 5.00% 3.04%
($702.1 M)
Small Disadvantaged Business 7.46% 5.00% 7.09%
($1.6 B)
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business 16.81% 3.00% 17.76%
($4.1 B)
HUBZone 1.69% 3.00% 1.58%
($366.2 M)

View PDF version of Federal Government Small Business Procurement Scorecard (FY 2016) »


VA Small Business Program Goals 2017

Below are VA socioeconomic procurement program goals that highlight each type of reporting mechanism.

VA Socioeconomic Prime Contracting Goals
 FY 2017
Small Business 28.5%
Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) 12.0%
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) 10.0%
Small Disadvantaged Businesses (including Section 8(a)) 5.0%
Women-Owned Small Business 5.0%
Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Small Business 3.0%
VA Socioeconomic Subcontracting Goals
 FY 2017
Small Business 17%
Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) 7.0%
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) 5.0%
Small Disadvantaged Businesses (including Section 8(a)) 5.0%
Women-Owned Small Business 5.0%
Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Small Business 3.0%

View PDF version of VA Small Business Program Goals 2017 »

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