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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Contact: Office of Communications
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM Office of Small and Disadvantage Business Utilization Scores an A+ for FY2017

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management Office of Small and Disadvantage Business Utilization (OSDBU) received an A+ rating on the FY2017 Small Business Procurement Scorecard.

The 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 disadvantaged businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones).

According to Desmond Brown, Director of OSDBU at OPM, the goals established with the SBA for FY2017 were aggressive for the requirements of OPM.  “The OSDBU worked to inform the small business community of the prime and subcontracting opportunities available with OPM by engaging the small business communities around the country.  These efforts allowed OPM to exceed our agreed upon FY2017 goals by 20.7 percentage points in providing contracts to various segments of the small business community,” said Brown.

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