Strategic Sourcing: Selected Agencies Should Develop Performance Measures on Inclusion of Small Businesses and OMB Should Improve Monitoring
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Since 2005, OMB has emphasized using strategic sourcing to improve efficiency in federal procurement. Strategic sourcing is a process that moves an organization away from numerous individual procurements toward a broader aggregate approach. GAO was asked to review how strategic sourcing affects small businesses, including small disadvantaged businesses. This report discusses 1 how OMB, GSA, and selected agencies have considered small businesses in their strategic sourcing efforts and 2 the extent to which data and performance measures are available on the inclusion of small businesses in strategic sourcing initiatives. GAO reviewed guidance and documentation from OMB, GSA, and five other agencies selected based on factors such as dollars awarded to small businesses. GAO also reviewed GSA data as of 2013, DHS data from fiscal year 2005 through the first quarter of fiscal year 2013, and agency reports from fiscal years 2005 to 2012.