Connecting Small Businesses
with Local Government

More than $1.16B will be spent with DC Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) in FY 2023.
Access the Green Book to learn how your business can access opportunities with DC agencies.

We’re Making Spend
Data More Accessible
than Ever Before

We’ve captured agency spend data in easily searchable tables that are organized by agency, NIGP code, and more.


Now, you can access planned acquisitions and growth opportunities on-the-go and on your desktop. Click below to find new opportunities.


By the Numbers

FY22 Preliminary Spending

$ 0 B

Total FY23 Budget

$ 0 B

FY23 Initial SBE Spending Goal

$ 0 B


FY17 Initial Goal - $564M
FY17 Actual Spending - $773M
FY18 Initial Goal - $656M
FY18 Actual Spending - $875M
FY19 Initial Goal - $844M
FY19 Actual Spending - $924M
FY20 Initial Goal - $910M
FY20 Actual Spending - $1.1B
FY21 Initial Goal - $917.1M
FY21 Preliminary Spending - $1.1B
FY22 Initial Goal - $1.1B
FY22 Preliminary Spending - $1.1B
*The Fiscal Year 2022 Preliminary Spending with SBEs is based on transactions recorded to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer’s System of Accounting Record (SOAR) as of November 1, 2022. These expenditures are preliminary and unaudited and are subject to change. To view the final audited amounts and additional details about FY19, FY20 and FY21 SBE spending, visit

Featured Opportunity Areas

This year, we have identified the top 10 industries with high opportunity for SBEs. This section features almost $516 million worth of opportunities. This information is based on an in-depth analysis of waivers and special exceptions submitted by agencies. SBEs can utilize this information to gain faster insight as to where potential business opportunities exist that align with their service offerings.

Construction & Facility Maintenance


Health Care


Information Technology


Financial Services




Legal Services


Security & Safety Equipment


Communications & Media Related Services




Education Services


CBE Testimonials

Kenyon Walker - Zero Waste Services

My name is Kenyon Walker, CEO of Zero Waste Services based in Ward 7. Zero Waste Services provides ecofriendly solid waste disposal and recycling services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. We haul and dispose of municipal solid waste (household), commingled recycling, dirt, rubble, stone, and demolition debris. We are the only resident-owned, CBE, licensed solid waste and disposal business in Ward 7.


Wade Cassamajor and Krystal Talley - TCG Property Care Inc.

We have operated TCG Property Care Inc., a commercial landscaping company, for five years, and DSLBD has played a very significant role in our development. Through this agency, we have not only become a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE), but we have received overwhelming support from them as well. We have been awarded several grants from them throughout the years, received invaluable assistance through their Procurement Technical Assistant Program, completed various trainings that they have coordinated, and have formed valuable relationships with individuals we have met through some of their networking functions. Additionally, the CBE designation has been the catalyst for many of the relationships we now have with various general contractors throughout the city. The CBE designation is a serious asset, and it is one of the main reasons for our success here in the District.

Prashant Salvi - Salvi Associates LLC

The CBE program, in particular, has proven to be of invaluable help to Salvi Associates. As the founding principal of Salvi Associates, I can attest that the CBE designation has proven to be an invaluable help to our firm. DSLBD has offered access to resources that would have otherwise been unavailable for a small business owner and a startup design company. DSLBD has also opened connections to a network of like-minded professionals and business owners committed to building businesses in DC.

Green Book Worksheet

The Green Book Worksheet is a companion tool to help SBEs use the Green Book and find and prepare for DC Government contracts. Download it here. 

Contact DSLBD

Do you have a question about the Green Book, or other ways the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) can help your business succeed?

Contact us today.