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, $40.3 billion in goods and services were procured from small federal contractors with a base of operations in Virginia, Maryland or California.
When agencies described the predominant product or service being purchased, nearly 20% of the forty billion was obligated for goods and services classified as one of the following eight (8) Product and Service Code Descriptions:
- SUPPORT – PROFESSIONAL: ENGINEERING/TECHNICAL
- SUPPORT – PROFESSIONAL: OTHER
- IT AND TELECOM – OTHER IT AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
- ADP SOFTWARE
- SUPPORT – PROFESSIONAL: PROGRAM MANAGEMENT/SUPPORT
- FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
- TRANSPORTATION/TRAVEL/RELOCATION – TRANSPORTATION: MARINE CHARTER
- PRECIOUS METALS PRIMARY FORMS
The basis for this report is:
- Vendor State based on SAM profile;
- FY2015 obligations made to Small Business Concerns (with and without use of set-aside procurements);
- Top Contracting Departments by obligations;
- Top Product and Service Code Description by obligations.
Here’s something to think about.
Purchases made to Virginia small businesses where the PSC Code was SUPPORT – PROFESSIONAL: ENGINEERING/TECHNICAL referenced fifty-one (51) different NAICS Codes. For Maryland small businesses there are twenty-eight (28) and California got off easy with just two (2). In each case there were significant obligations made to nearly all of the NAICS Codes referenced and the number of NAICS Codes had similar variances for the other PSC Codes.
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