The federal government awarded 25 percent of its prime contracting dollars to small businesses in fiscal 2014, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA).
There are some caveats: some contracts, such as contracts awarded for overseas work, are excluded from the base of contracts considered in this goal report. If they were included, the small business share of total contracts likely would be lower. Plus, there are bound to be cases where contracts that were awarded to large businesses were mistakenly counted as small business contracts.
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