Feds release small biz scorecard

The U.S. government granted a record $96.8 billion in contracts to small businesses during its 2009 fiscal year, but still fell short of its goal.
The figure amounted to 21.89 percent of contracts when the goal was 23 percent.
However, it surpassed the goal set for small disadvantaged businesses. Contracts awarded to those businesses totaled $33.5 billion, which was 7.57 percent of contracts. The goal was 5 percent.
The figures were revealed with the release of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s procurement scorecard.
The scorecard rated agencies from A to F.
Homeland Security got an A, Housing and Urban Development got a B, NASA got a C, the Department of Justice got a D and the National Science Foundation got a F.
To see how all 24 agencies rated visit www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/goals/SCORECARD2009.html

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