The Small Business Administration recently recognized the General Services Administration with an SBA Leadership Award, recognizing GSA for its efforts to work with the small business contracting community.
According to a GSA blog post by Jiyoung Park, associate administrator of GSA’s office of small business utilization, the agency exceeded its goal of awarding more than 19 percent of its contracts to small and disadvantaged businesses in fiscal year 2011.
“More than $1.4 billion in GSA contracts went to small businesses during fiscal year 2011,” Park wrote. “Recently, GSA raised its service-disabled veteran-owned small business contracting number to more than four percent, a full percentage point above the congressionally mandated goal.”
The government’s agencywide goal for awarding contracts is at 23 percent per fiscal year.