Each year, the Small Business Administration works with the U.S. National Science Foundation to set the agency's prime contracting and subcontracting goals. NSF's current small-business contracting goals are listed below.
|Category||Prime contracting goal||Prime contracting achievement||Subcontracting goal||Subcontracting achievement|
|Small disadvantaged business||12.60%||--||5.00%||--|
|Women owned small business||5.00%||--||5.00%||--|
|Service-disabled veteran owned small business||3.00%||--||3.00%||--|
|Historically underutilized business zones (HUBZones)||3.00%||--||3.00%||--|
Note: The prime contracting and subcontracting goal achievements will not be announced until late FY 2024.
The annual contracting scorecard is an assessment tool to:
- Measure how well federal agencies reach their small business and socio-economic prime contracting and subcontracting goals.
- Provide accurate and transparent contracting data.
- Report agency-specific progress.
NSF's annual scorecards can be found on SBA's website.