Small Businesses Secured 47% of Strategically-Sourced DHS Contracts in FY 2017

Small Businesses Secured 47% of Strategically-Sourced DHS Contracts in FY 2017 - top government contractors - best government contracting eventSmall businesses served as prime contractors for 47 percent of all contracts that the Department of Homeland Security awarded through strategic sourcing procurement vehicles in fiscal year 2017, Signal Magazine reported Wednesday.

DHS Industry Liaison Carla Thomas said that DHS issued a total of 21,250 contracts in 2017 and 8,500 of those agreements went to small businesses.

She added that 17 percent of the small business contracts were given to first-time DHS contractors.

DHS spent $16 billion in the last fiscal year, including $2.5 billion on security and $4 billion on information technology and telecommunications.

The department’s agencies can choose to buy products and services as one entity using 78 strategic sourcing contract vehicles, or address their individual needs through nine procurement activities.

DHS also uses accelerated procurement processes for “innovative” products and services.

You may also be interested in...

U.S. Army

Army Taps Five Contractors for Military Munitions Response Program Activities

The U.S. Army has selected an AECOM subsidiary, Parsons' government services business, the Jacobs USAE joint venture, HydroGeologic and Aptim's federal arm to compete for orders under a $49 million contract in support of a Department of Defense program for addressing munitions-related concerns.

Huntington Ingalls Industries

HII Enters Fabrication Phase of ‘Friedman’ National Security Cutter

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ shipbuilding division has cut the first 100 tons of steel needed to build the U.S. Coast Guard’s national security cutter Friedman. This Legend-class vessel is designated as NSC 11 and named after Elizebeth Smith Friedman, a code breaker who solved coded messages for the Coast Guard during the Prohibition era, HII said Tuesday. 

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne Wraps Up Hot Fire Tesing of New RL10C-X Space Rocket Engine

Aerojet Rocketdyne has concluded a series of hot fire tests with the 3D printed RL10C-X engine, which is designed to generate 24,000 pounds of thrust for space rockets. The company said Tuesday it tested RL10C-X in a flight-like configuration to showcase its long-duration endurance and full mission capability.