Connecting Small Businesses
with Local Government

More than $1.1B will be spent with DC Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) in FY 2022.
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

FY21 Preliminary Spending

$ 0 B

Total FY22 Budget

$ 0 B

FY22 Initial SBE Spending Goal

$ 0 B


FY16 Initial Goal - 318M
FY16 Actual Spending - $691M
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
*The Fiscal Year 2021 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, 2021. These expenditures are preliminary and unaudited and are subject to change. To view the final audited amounts and additional details about FY18, FY19 and FY20 SBE spending, visit

Featured Opportunity Areas

This year, we have identified the top 10 industries with high opportunity for SBEs. This section features almost $600 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


Education Services




Information Technology


Financial Services


Security & Safety Equipment


Scientific Services


Communications & Media Related Services


Legal Services


Planned Spending in
High-Opportunity Industries

$ 0 B

CBE Testimonials

Shauna Stallworth - LUHF Branded Environments

LUHF Branded Environments, a woman-owned small business, is grateful for the expertguidance provided by DSLBD as we developed our business plan and marketing efforts.DSLBD’s keen knowledge and experience provided the pathway for LUHF’s certification as aCertified Business Enterprise (CBE). During the last five years, LUHF has experienced positivegrowth, awarded contracts with the District of Columbia government, worked with qualifiedpartners, and hired District workers on several projects. DSLBD continues to be a supportive,valued partner to LUHF Branded Environments. The horizon looks bright for continued success


For HRGM, being part of the District’s Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) Program has beensmart business!We are proud to be part of the positive economic cycle that the CBE program creates, in whichthe District government deploys its purchasing power to CBE business like HRGM, that hirelocally, pay taxes locally, and create opportunity locally

Shelly Omilâdé Bell - Black Girl Ventures

Going through the CBE process was one of the best business development experiences I’vehad. The portal is seamless and makes every action item clear and accessible. The processgives you direction on which DC government office to go to in order to process each document,along with an understanding of why each document is needed. The staff at DSLBD wereinformative, supportive, and readily available to answer all of my questions. Gainingcertifications can be a daunting process for a small business owner. However, the CBE processis worth it not only for the amazing benefits of support, opportunities, and set-asides, but also togain a deeper understanding of who you are as a business owner and ensuring your businesspractices are conducive to growth.

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.