The Small Business Administration has issued an A+ to the Department of Transportation (USDOT) in its annual scorecard, noting that the agency meets requirements in contracting.
This scorecard provides information on how each federal agency performs in meeting socio-economic contracting goals with small businesses. Under President Obama, the USDOT has awarded approximately $14.1 billion in contracts to small businesses since 2009. Nearly $5.2 billion was awarded to small and disadvantaged businesses, and $1.3 billion was awarded to small businesses owned by women.
“This scorecard makes it clear, in category after category: When the USDOT is asked to meet a goal for working with small businesses, we not only reach it, we exceed it,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. “These seven years of ‘A’ ratings reflect how seriously we take our commitment to small businesses, to promoting jobs, and to increasing access to opportunity for millions of Americans. The message to local businesses across the country is to join us because we want to work with you.”