Government Small Business Data Includes Billions to Fortune 500 Firms
Source: PR Newswire, Article written by Steve Godfrey, published July 2, 2015
An analysis by the American Small Business League (ASBL) has uncovered 179 Fortune 500 firms and their subsidiaries received federal small business contracts in fiscal year 2014. The study was based on the most recent information available from the Federal Procurement Data System.
The largest recipient of federal small business contracts was Verizon. Some of the other firms that received federal small business contracts in recent years include: Chevron, Apple, General Electric, AT&T, CVS, Hewlett Packard, UPS, Bank of America, Home Depot, Target, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Boeing, Oracle, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Honeywell International, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Sears and John Deere.
The ASBL research is consistent with the recent investigative report released by Public Citizen titled “Slighted: Accounting Tricks Create False Impression That Small Businesses Are Getting Their Share of Federal Procurement Money, and the Political Factors That Might Be at Play.”
ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News and RTTV along with dozens of stories in many of the largest newspapers in the country have all reported on the fraud and abuse in federal small business contracting programs.
As early as 2003, the Government Accountability Office uncovered over 5,300 large businesses were receiving federal small business contracts.
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