Small Business Goals

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USAID negotiates an annual worldwide small business goal with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to ensure that small businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to compete for contracts in international development and humanitarian efforts. The following are the Agency’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 small business goals:

  • USAID Prime Small Business Goal - 12.51 percent
  • USAID Subcontracting Small Business Goal - 16.00 percent

The following are the Agency’s small business socio-economic program prime and subcontracting goals:

  • 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 Agency takes the process a step further by establishing internal small business goals for its bureaus and Independent Offices, and Missions. USAID’s latest scorecard assessment may be viewed on the SBA's Goaling Program web page.   The SBA conducts an annual assessment of each Federal agency’s efforts to award contracts to U.S. small businesses. The assessment is referred to as the Small Business Procurement Scorecard.  

Last updated: March 31, 2021

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