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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 2016 Small Business Procurement Scorecard

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)

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