Earned an “A+” on the EPA Annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard

Washington – Today, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan Acknowledged the agency’s “A+” grade on the Fiscal Year (Fiscal Year) 2021 Small Business Procurement Scorecard and recognized the collective efforts of the EPA’s Office of Small and Underprivileged Business Use and the entire acquisition workforce. EPA has earned a scorecard grade of “A” for the past 13 consecutive years. Achieving the highest possible score in fiscal 2021 recognizes the agency’s record of small business contract support, surpassing all ten major contracts and subcontracting small business goals.

Overall, the EPA received a score of 122.56%, surpassing the government’s score of 109.58%. In fiscal 2021, the EPA provided 44.52% of its purchase dollars to small businesses, more than double the percentage of the government’s small business target, and an increase of $89 million from EPA’s small business awards in fiscal 2020.

“I am extremely proud of the hardworking teams that made this award possible, and even more proud of our longstanding record of support for our small businesses, which are the heart and soul of our nation’s economy.” Said Administrator Michael S. regan, “I know we will be relentless in our commitment to supporting small businesses as they continue to grow, innovate and build generational wealth and sustainable communities across our country.”

Each year since 2007, the SBA’s Annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard measures how well federal agencies achieve their small and socioeconomic business major contracting and subcontracting goals. The EPA’s Office of Small and Underprivileged Business Use will continue to leverage partnerships with the agency and industry to expand contracting opportunities and support to the nation’s small businesses.

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For more information about EPA’s small business programs, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-small-and-disadvantaged-business-utilization-osdbu.