SBA and NASA Administrators, Senator Cardin To Discuss FY13 Contracting
WASHINGTON – On Friday, August 1, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will join NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Senator Ben Cardin, D-Md., at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., to announce the results of the 2013 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard.
The annual Scorecard is an assessment tool that measures how well federal agencies reach their small business and socio-economic prime contracting and subcontracting goals and reports agency-specific progress. The prime and subcontracting component goals include goals for small businesses, small businesses owned by women, small disadvantaged businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones).
Every two years, the SBA works with each agency to set their prime and subcontracting goals and their grades are based on the agreed upon goals. Each federal agency has a different small business contracting goal, negotiated biannually in consultation with SBA. SBA ensures that the sum total of all of the goals exceeds the 23 percent target established by law. Agency specific data from previous years can be found at: http://www.sba.gov/content/small-business-procurement-scorecards-0