A quick click or two on the Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation will reveal federal agencies reported obligating just over $437 billion during fiscal year 2015. Of that total, small business concerns captured $97 billion through a combination of set-asides, sole source awards and full and open competitions.
This is a quick look at how small business dollars flowed based on the U.S. State or Territory from which a small business hails (based on the the state captured in the SAM registration). Mind you this isn’t scientific since I’m not vetting for factors such as companies with multiple locations.
Of the $97 billion obligated to small businesses in FY2015, just over $10 billion found its way to the coffers of small businesses in my home state of Maryland. Here are the top ten contracting departments issuing the contracts to those companies:
Stay tuned for additional snapshots as I continue to delve deeper into the impact of location on federal spending.
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