Construction industry a big winner in federal small disadvantaged business procurement

Last year, only 5% of federal contract dollars went to small disadvantaged businesses. Construction and facilities support firms were the biggest beneficiaries.

March 15, 2012

Last year, only 5% of federal contract dollars went to small disadvantaged businesses. Construction and facilities support firms were the biggest beneficiaries.

Of the $25 billion agencies spent with those businesses in fiscal 2011, nearly $5 billion, or 20%, was for institutional building construction, heavy and civil engineering construction, and industrial building construction.

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