Creating Opportunities for Small Business
When the federal government contracts with small business owners it is a valuable opportunity for both agencies and the small business community. The government receives valuable services while small businesses have a chance to work with agencies that provide them with substantial and stable business, making it possible for them to grow and create jobs. That is why expanding opportunities for small businesses is a critical priority for GSA and the entire federal government.
In 2014, GSA hosted three Small Business Development Fairs at the GSA headquarters in Washington, DC. The free, live events brought in approximately 600 vendors from industry and business categories directly related to GSA opportunities. GSA staff also hosted or attended over 50 in-person events with other organizations advocating for small businesses throughout the country and hosted more than 40 webinars reaching out to thousands of vendors.
GSA is working with agencies throughout the government to help them meet their small business goals through use of our streamlined contract vehicles, including GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS). Based on FY14 data through September of 2014, $33.1 billion in sales were made through MAS, of which 37 percent went to small businesses.
To find out more about the opportunities we offer entrepreneurs across the country, please visit GSA's Office of Small Business Utilization