Southwestern’s policy is to provide the most opportunities possible in its acquisition process to small businesses, historically underutilized business (HUB) zone small business concerns, small and/or disadvantaged business concerns, women owned small business concerns, service disabled veteran owned small businesses, and veteran owned small businesses.

Methods to promote small business

  • Meet with small businesses to provide guidance and information
  • Encourage prime contractors to subcontract with small business concerns
  • Publicize contract actions to web sites dedicated to Federal business opportunities
  • Match our requirements with small business capabilities
  • Establish realistic delivery schedules and/or periods of performance
  • Monitor legislation and regulations which impact small business

Small Business Statistics FY 2021

Total Small Business Eligible Actions Total Small Business Eligible Dollars Small Business Actions Small Business Dollars Small Business Percentage
89 $9,666,422.71 75 $9,373,812.84 96.9729%