On June 24th, The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released the Small Business Procurement Scorecard for all agencies reflecting each agency’s contracting accomplishments for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is pleased to announce DOT received an “A” rating for its FY 2018 small business efforts. The Department, along with 5 other federal agencies, was also recognized for achieving at a minimum an A rating 10 consecutive years.
Mandy Wylie, Federal Highway Administration small business specialist, discusses opportunities during a small business matchmaking session
“We’re extremely proud to earn an “A” rating from SBA for small business contracting. It takes a dedicated team, led by Secretary Chao, the modal administrators, OSDBU staff, small business specialists, and the Department’s acquisition community to achieve this level of success. The “A” rating for 10 consecutive years reflects the Department’s ongoing commitment to providing the small business community the greatest access to federal contracting opportunities and to ensure that DOT’s procurement officers have the information and tools needed to connect with these innovative small businesses.” remarked Willis Morris, OSDBU Director.
The SBA’s annual Scorecard is an assessment tool to (1) measure how well federal agencies reach their small business and socio-economic prime contracting and subcontracting goals, (2) provide accurate and transparent contracting data and (3) report agency-specific progress. The prime and subcontracting component goals include goals for small businesses, small businesses owned by women, small and disadvantaged businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones).
The mission of the OSDBU is to ensure Small Business policies and goals of the Secretary of Transportation are implemented in a fair, efficient and effective manner. For additional information on the DOT small business programs, please visit the OSDBU website, here.