SBA Administrator Guzman, DOT Secretary Buttigieg, NASA Administrator Nelson, Government Officials to Announce New Federal Contracting Records Set by the Biden-Harris Administration

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MEDIA ADVISORY

PRESS OFFICE

 

Release Date: July 25, 2022

 

Release Number: MA22-35

 

 

Contact: tiffani.clements@sba.gov, laura.castrolindarte@sba.gov

 

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TUESDAY: SBA Administrator Guzman, DOT Secretary Buttigieg,

NASA Administrator Nelson, Government Officials to Announce New Federal Contracting Records Set by the Biden-Harris Administration

 

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, July 26 at noon (EDT), Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s more than 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, and other high-ranking government officials will participate in a virtual press call, hosted by the SBA, to discuss the results and gains in the FY2021 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard.

 

The annual scorecard is an assessment tool that measures how well federal agencies reach their small business and socio-economic prime contracting and subcontracting goals. The prime and subcontracting component goals include targets for small businesses, women-owned small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUB Zones).

 

Every fiscal year, the SBA works with each federal agency to set their prime and subcontracting goals, and their grades are based on the agreed-upon goals. Each federal agency has a different small business prime contracting goal. The SBA ensures that the sum total of all the goals exceeds the 23 percent target established by law.

 

WHAT: Virtual Press Conference Call on FY2021 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard Results

 

WHO: SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman

Senior Advisor to the President for Public Engagement and Former Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms

DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson

DOD Undersecretary William LaPlante

 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 26 at Noon (EDT)

RSVP: Press must RSVP for the event to Tiffani.Clements@sba.gov or Laura.CastroLindarte@sba.gov by July 26 at 8 a.m. (EDT) to receive the event access details.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.