With more than $16 billion allocated, federal spending in FY2010 represents a major opportunity for small businesses.
Reston, VA (Vocus) October 3, 2009
INPUT, the leading authority on government business, today released its list of the top 10 federal set-aside opportunities for contractors for fiscal year 2010. The new top 10 report details more than $16 billion in federal spending that has been set aside for small, 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses and other socio-economically disadvantaged small businesses. This is a significant 400 percent increase in value over the top set-aside opportunities tracked in last year's report.
"INPUT's list of the Top 10 Federal Set-Aside Opportunities of FY 2010 guides small businesses to the largest opportunities to provide professional services, operations and maintenance (O&M), and IT-related services," said Kevin Plexico, senior vice president of INPUT research and analysis. "With more than $16 billion allocated, federal spending in FY2010 represents a major opportunity for small businesses."
INPUT's report details set-aside opportunities at federal agencies that demand a wide range of capabilities, such as: networking and telecommunications services, systems engineering, IT services, distributed learning, imaging, and professional services -- to name just a few. The report notes that both the complexity of projects and competition for awards continue to increase.
In the past five fiscal years, the total value of prime contracts awarded to small businesses has steadily grown, with a sharp 16 percent increase in FY2008. The report projects continued increases in FY2009 and 2010, due to a combination of stimulus spending and the continued commitment by federal agencies to meet small business goals.
Report Availability: The INPUT/Output: Top 10 Federal Set-Aside Opportunities for FY 2010 is available on INPUT's Web site at the following link: http://top10opps2010.input.com .
Author Availability: Kevin Plexico, senior vice president of research and analysis, and Kate Naunheim, senior analyst at INPUT, are available for media inquiries.
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