Small Business Goals

Speeches Shim

USAID negotiates an annual small business goal with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide maximum practicable opportunity in its acquisitions to small businesses worldwide. The following are USAID’s annual prime and subcontracting goals:

The following are USAID’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 prime small business goals:

  • Overall Prime Small Business Goal - 12.50 percent
    • 8(a) Program/Small Disadvantaged Business *** - 7.40 percent
    • Women Owned Small Business - 5.00 percent
    • Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business - 3.00 percent
    • Historically Underutilized Small Business Zone - 3.00 percent

The following are the Agency’s FY 2022 subcontracting small business goals:

  • Overall Subcontracting Small Business Goal - 16.00 percent
    • 8(a) Program/Small Disadvantaged Business - 5.00 percent
    • Women Owned Small Business - 5.00 percent
    • Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business - 3.00 percent
    • Historically Underutilized Small Business Zone - 3.00 percent

The following illustrates USAID’s percentage of prime contract awards to U.S.-based small businesses for the past three fiscal years:

A bar graph showing Small Business goals vs accomplishments from 2019 to 2021, with comparison between goals and all small businesses

Bar graph showing HUBZone and SDVOSB Goal VS Accomplishment for 2019-2021

A bar graph showing Small Business and Women Owned Small Business goals vs accomplishments from 2019 to 2021

** Note:  Preliminary data is obtained from www.sam.gov.  The percentages represent contract dollar obligations as of November 30, 2021.

*** Note:  There are nuances to the 8(a) and SDB programs.  Refer to www.sam.gov or the Federal Acquisition Regulations, Small Business Programs, subparts 19.304 and 19.08 to verify a small business’ size and socio-economic program.

USAID’s latest SBA Procurement Scorecard may be viewed on the SBA's Goaling Program web page. 

Last updated: June 21, 2022

Share This Page