The SBA Annual Scorecard is an assessment tool to:

  1. Measure how well federal agencies reach their small business and socio-economic prime contracting and subcontracting goals; 
  2. Provide accurate and transparent contracting data; and 
  3. Report agency-specific progress. 

The prime and subcontracting component goals include goals for small businesses, small businesses owned by women, small disadvantaged businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones).

Every year, the SBA works with each 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 contracting goal, negotiated annually in consultation with the SBA. The SBA ensures that the all the goals meet the 23 percent target for the federal government as well as the socio-economic goals established by statute.

Please find the DOE’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 small business prime and subcontract goals below. Please note the Small Business Administration (SBA) increased DOE’s small business prime “credit” goals to 14% in FY20 from 11.65% in FY19.

FY 2020 DOE Small Business Goals
Small Business TypePrime/with MOSRC*Subcontracting
Small Business5.6% / 14.0%45.0%
Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)5%5%
Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)



Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)3%3%
Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Small Business3%3%

*Management & Operating Subcontract Reporting Capability data drawn from 1st-Tier small business subcontract at participating DOE sites.

Based on the achievement of the goals, the SBA grades agencies every year on performance against the goals assigned. Each agency’s overall grade will show a (an):

  •  A+ for agencies that meet or exceed 120% of their goals; 
  •  A for those between 100–119%; 
  •  B for 90–99%;
  •  C for 80–89%; 
  •  D for 70–79%; and
  •  F for less than 70%.

For the past 5 years, DOE has received an A grade. The figure below represents the rating from SBA’s Scorecards for DOE for 2015 through 2019 Fiscal Year. To view additional details for each DOE scorecard, please download the files below.

Fiscal YearGrade %
2019A 116.8 %
2018A 107.5 %
2017A 102.1 %
2016A 105.1 %
2015A 104.4 %


DOE FY2019 Small Business Procurement Scorecard

DOE FY2018 Small Business Procurement Scorecard

DOE FY2017 Small Business Procurement Scorecard

DOE FY2016 Small Business Procurement Scorecard

DOE FY2015 Small Business Procurement Scorecard