For the 8th year in a row, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) earned an “A” grade or higher on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard for the Fiscal Year 2016 reporting period, including giving DHS its second “A+,” the highest score possible.
The SBA’s scorecard measures federal agencies’ success in meeting their overall small business contracting goals.
DHS said its small business program is the largest agency to consistently earn an “A” grade or higher on the SBA’s annual scorecard. Last fiscal year, DHS awarded 37 percent of total contracting dollars to small businesses, greatly exceeding the government-wide goal of 23 percent.
DHS said, “Small businesses play a critical role in delivering efficient and innovative solutions to support our mission needs. Partnership with the small business community will continue and the department remains committed to their participation in the efforts to secure the nation.”
For more information about DHS’s small business programs, visit https://www.dhs.gov/small-business-assistance.