U.S. General Services Administration, In Partnership with Small Business Administration, Increases Support to Small Businesses
GSA Highlights Success in Exceeding Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Goal by 4.3%
Washington -- Today, the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) success in supporting women-owned small businesses was highlighted at a press conference hosted by the Small Business Administration. In Fiscal Year 2015, GSA exceeded its small business goal of 32% by awarding 44% of spend to small business, including an 46.69% increase in awards to women-owned small businesses in commercial and institutional building construction.
Support for women-owned small businesses is one of GSA’s top priorities, inclusive of identifying opportunities and leveraging them through to successful contract award.
GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth commented: “It is crucial to ensure the health and growth of women-owned small businesses. GSA is ideally situated to drive this effort. Our Office of Small Business Utilization has tailored straightforward, simple guidelines for small businesses to follow so that they may access the full range of relevant categories within the federal acquisition process. While there is always more we can and must do, I am proud that GSA is meeting its women-owned small business goals, supporting this vital sector nationwide.”
In FY15, there were 17,442 Actions and $347 Million put forth in women-owned small business contracts, a 10.43% spending increase. Highlights of increases from FY14 to FY15 include:
- Awards to women-owned small businesses in Commercial and Institutional Building Construction from $78.1M to $114.6M
- The number of awards to women-owned small businesses identified as African American, Asian-Pacific American, Native American, and other minorities
- The amount of dollars awarded to Hispanic American women-owned small businesses
- The total number of repeat women-owned small business vendors totaling 4,054
GSA is an independent agency of the U.S. government whose mission is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to government and the American people.
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