Tracking Small Business and DVBE Procurement

Given the importance of small businesses to California's economy, these procurement preferences play a key role in distributing state expenditures throughout the state and among a variety of business types.  The charts below display small business and DVBE procurement participation for the most recent four fiscal years for which data is available.

Chart 2– Small Business and Microbusiness Contracting Activity of
Mandated Reporters (dollars in millions)
Fiscal Year
Total Contract Dollars
Total Small Business and Microbusiness  Contract Dollars
Total Percent
Total Number of Contracts
2019-20
$11,988
$2,840
23.7%
97,515
2018-19
$10,531
$2,168
20.58%
96,345
2017-18
$8,361
$2,720
32.50%
110,864
2016-17
$6,329
$1,683
26.60%
117,624
2015-16
$5,855
$2,112
36.08%
116,169
2014-15
$8,117
$2,079
25.61%
482,707
2013-14
$7,101
$2,013
28.35%
90,784
2012-13
$7,616
$1,801
23.66%
105,617
2011-12
$7,399
$1,796
24.28%
165,523
Source: DGS Statewide Consolidated Annual Reports for the contracting periods

 

DVBE Five-Year Contracting Activity of Mandated Reporters (dollars in millions)
Fiscal Year
Total Contract Dollars
Total DVBE Dollars
Total DVBE Percent
Total DVBE Contracts
2019-20
$11,988
$464
3.87%
22,894
2018-19
$10,531
$340
3.23%
23,782
2017-18
$8,314
$387
4.7%
19,174
2016-17
$6,329
$259
4.1%
19,823
2015-16
$5,855
$274
4.6%
18,638
2014-15
$8,105
$314
3.8%
16,192
2013-14
$6,566
$241
3.6%
12,777
2012-13
$7,151
$216
3.0%
14,907
2011-12
$7,173
$340
4.7%
16,246
Source: DGS Statewide Consolidated Annual Reports for the contracting periods

Based on the charts’ data, aside from 2019-20, the state met or nearly met its 25% small business target and consistently exceeded the 3% DVBE procurement participation goal.  

These official numbers are, however, only part of the program assessment.  DGS prepares an extensive annual report on state procurement activities, the California Consolidated Report.  In addition to reporting the number and dollar amounts of contracts with small businesses and DVBEs, these reports also provide information on outreach activities and other information to provide a framework for understanding the state’s targeted procurement activities. 

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