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December 2001

The Acquisition Reform Network Web site ( contains a complete list of procurement regulations, as well as links to procurement forecasts at federal agencies. The ARNet site also includes data on government contracting and subcontracting. Among the updates: Small-business subcontracts accounted for $30.6 billion in fiscal year 2000, compared with subcontracts of $46.4 billion to large companies (see table). That means 39.7 percent of all subcontracting dollars go to small firms.

Subcontracting Dollars
Large-business subcontracts       $46,397,901,881
Small-business subcontracts       $30,599,685,832
TOTAL                                            $76,997,587,713

Source: ARNet

Source: HISPANIC BUSINESS magazine

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