CDC and Small Business
CDC is committed to helping small businesses grow and prosper and has a long history of supporting small businesses. CDC has partnered with small businesses to help implement HIV and AIDS awareness, prevention, and education programs to name a few.
Contracting with small businesses enables small businesses to grow their revenues and create jobs while providing government agencies like CDC the opportunity to work with some of the most innovative and agile companies in the nation. Federal procurement laws and regulations require agencies to “set aside” or reserve a fair proportion of total purchases and contracts for small businesses, officially called “small business concerns” per the Small Business Administration (SBA)External, to strengthen small businesses’ ability to compete for and win federal contracts. The SBA sets annual goals for small business contracts for each agency, assists small business concerns, and assists contracting personnel to ensure that a fair proportion of contracts are placed with small businesses.