WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan recognized the agency’s “A+” rating on the Small Business Procurement Checklist of fiscal year (FY) 2021 and recognized the collective efforts of EPA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization and the entire acquisition workforce. EPA has earned an “A” rating on the scorecard for the past 13 consecutive years. Receiving the highest possible score in fiscal year 2021 recognizes the agency’s record of supporting small business procurement by exceeding the top ten small business procurement and outsourcing goals.
Overall, the EPA received a score of 122.56%, beating the whole-of-government score of 109.58%. In fiscal year 2021, EPA awarded 44.52% of its procurement dollars to small businesses, more than double the percentage of the governmentwide small business goal, and an increase of $89 million EPA award dollars to small businesses in fiscal year 2020.
“I am very proud of the hardworking teams that have made this award possible, and even more proud of our long history of supporting our small businesses, which are the heart and soul of our nation’s economy,” said the ‘administrator Michael S. Regan. . “I know we will remain relentless in our commitment to supporting small businesses as they continue to grow, innovate and create generational wealth and sustainable communities across our country.”
Each year since 2007, SBA’s annual Small Business Contracting Scorecard has measured how well federal agencies are meeting their small business and socioeconomic contracting and subcontracting goals. EPA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization will continue to leverage agency-wide and industry partnerships to expand hiring opportunities and support for the nation’s small businesses.
For more information about EPA’s small business programs, visit: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-small-and-disadvantaged-business-utilization-osdbu.