Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal), evaluated a Small Business Administration (SBA) program to determine its ability to promote small businesses’ chances of obtaining government contracts

Date: July 1, 2020

The annual federal procurement scorecard assesses the extent to which federal agencies reach their small business contracting goals, which Congress develops. The SBA is responsible for ensuring that small businesses participate in the government-wide goal, which is established annually at the statutory levels, and that the reporting agencies’ achievements are close to reaching the goals.

The SBA made revisions to the scorecard method to address requirements specified in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016. The Government Accountability Office recommended that the SBA complete the design and implementation of a thorough evaluation of the Small Business Procurement Scorecard. Optimal conducted evaluations to assess the effectiveness of the revised scorecard in measuring agency performance and promoting small business procurement opportunities and provided the SBA with the information they needed to best serve the small businesses of the United States.

Find out more about SBA’s procurement scorecard.


Optimal Solutions Group, LLC 

Founded in 2000, Optimal Solutions Group, LLC, is a nonpartisan public policy research and data analytics firm located at the University of Maryland’s Discovery District in College Park.  Optimal employees have varied backgrounds in such fields as public policy, computer science, data science, economics, education, health, housing, sociology, statistics and information management.