GSA receives A+ rating for success in working with small businesses
WASHINGTON — This week, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) earned an A+ on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Procurement Scorecard for Fiscal Year 2022. For the 13th consecutive year, GSA earned an “A” grade or higher, showing the agency’s impressive track record of delivering results for small businesses.
SBA’s annual scorecard measures how successfully federal agencies reach their small business and socioeconomic prime contracting and subcontracting goals. It also measures how successfully an agency commits to small business participation in federal contracting.
“I’m proud of our partnership with the small businesses community as we work to ensure they can provide their innovative products and services in the federal marketplace,” said GSA Deputy Administrator Katy Kale. “GSA is fully committed to continuing to support them as they not only help us meet our mission but also build stronger communities, create jobs, and support working families across the country.”
“SBA’s recognition highlights our strong commitment to maximizing small business participation and supporting the Administration’s priorities,” said Exodie C. Roe III, Associate Administrator of GSA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), and Chair of the Federal OSDBU Directors Interagency Council. “This achievement demonstrates what’s possible when OSDBU works hand-in-hand with the GSA acquisition community to support our small business goals.”
During fiscal year 2022, GSA awarded more than $2.8 billion to small businesses. At the prime contract level, GSA also exceeded all of its small business and socioeconomic small business goals.
Building back our economy relies on expanding opportunities for small and socioeconomic small businesses. GSA OSDBU attracts those businesses and reduces barriers to contracting by:
- Advocating to maximize opportunities for small and socioeconomic small businesses in every federal contract.
- Hosting virtual and in-person matchmaking sessions for prime contractors and subcontractors, including today’s training event.
- Hosting nationwide training events.
- Ensuring policy and regulation are conducive for small business participation.
For small and socioeconomic small business owners looking for opportunities in the federal marketplace, view the federal Forecast of Contracting Opportunities tool that includes listings for General Services Administration, Department of the Interior, Department of Labor, U.S. Small Business Administration, and U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement and shared services for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet, overseeing about $87 billion in products and services via federal contracts, and delivering technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people. For more information, visit GSA.gov and follow us at @USGSA.