Introducing The 2017 Federal Scorecard, the premier annual ranking of vendors and agencies. This publication provides clarity into the murky Federal Market, distilling millions of data points into intelligence you can use to create and connect your strategy to win Federal Business.

The Federal Scorecard is an evidence-based view of performance that creates a market advantage when navigating the largest market on Earth.
Where do you rank?

Federal Scorecard Agencies

Agencies featured in this year’s Federal Scorecard are listed below.


Editorial articles featured in The 2017 Federal Scorecard and additional ongoing coverage.

Is Trump’s Budget an Opportunity for Contractors?

By Mohana Ravindranath, Nextgov The White House revealed its $1.1 trillion skinny budget in March 2017, slashing funding for many…

Government Needs ‘Heavy Artillery’ for Cyberspace, DHS Chief Says

By Joseph Marks, Nextgov The government must upgrade the digital weapons it uses to defend federal networks from nation-state and…


The Scorecard is designed to provide visibility into agency contract activity and relationships with prominent contractors. The top 24 agencies are ordered by the total dollar value of contract obligations and the health of their respective vendor ecosystems.

Vendor rankings are split into three sections: Significant Movers, calling out vendors that have seen transformative change in market or performance conditions; Notable Vendors, representing market leaders worth tracking; and Top Vendors, the top 10 performers by rank. Illustrated below are the benchmark metrics provided for each ranked vendor.

Contracting Overview

Provides agency contract details at a glance and how they changed year-over-year. FY16 key highlights are noted.

Contract Spend: Dollar value of contract obligations.

Contracts: Count of distinct contracts with positive obligations.

Budget Authority: Dollar value of enacted discretionary budget authority.

Vendors:  Count of distinct vendors with positive contract obligations for the year.

Set Aside Performance

Compares agency small business goals to actual performance in FY16 and over a three-year period (FY14 – 16).

SB: Small Business

SDB: Small Disadvantaged Business

WOSB: Women-Owned Small Business

SDVOB: Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business


Product and Service Spend

Charts the agency’s FY16 spend on the top five products and services, as well as growth in spend compared to the previous three-year average. The methodology demonstrates how FY16 spend deviates from the averages of FY13-15.

Contract Vehicles

Shows the top four Indefinite Delivery Vehicles (IDVs) used by agencies, transaction count and obligated dollars over a three-year period (FY14 – 16).


The relative vendor position based on total revenue captured and vendor performance. Current and last FY ranks are displayed.

Share of Agency Market

The delta between a vendor’s FY15 and FY16 share of an agency’s total contract spend.

Vendor Revenue Captured

The dollar amount of contract obligations captured.

Vendor Contract Actions

Count of distinct contract actions with positive obligations.

Vendor Contract Complexity

A measure of the overall sophistication of a contract won, on a scale from 1 to 100.

Competitors Per Contract Action

The average number of competitor bids placed per contract awarded.

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