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Accession Number PB2012-109165
Title Characteristics of Recent Federal Small Business Contracting.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 62p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The report has two main findings. First, agencies that achieve their small business procurement goals have three factors in common: they have a high utilization rate of new small businesses; small firms make up a larger share of these agencies contractors compared to agencies that fell short of their goals; and a large share of their contract actions are fixed-price contracts. Second, procurement initiated under the Recovery Act successfully utilized small contractors, both in terms of number of entities and dollars spent. Of the $51.7 billion spent on Recovery Act contracts by 28 agencies from February 2009 through December 2010, 25.5 percent of the total, or $13.1 billion, was expended through small business contracts.
Keywords Characteristics
Contract administration
Federal agencies
Government procurement
Small businesses

Source Agency US Small Business Administration
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
70B - Management Practice
70F - Public Administration & Government
Corporate Author Eagle Eye Publishers, Inc., Fairfax, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Contract rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number SBAHQ-09-M-0271

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