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Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program

The Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program studies the ability of small businesses to compete successfully in four designated industry groups:

  1. Construction,
  2. Refuse Systems and Related Services,
  3. Architectural & Engineering Services (including surveying & mapping), and
  4. Ship Building and Repair for the purpose of increasing procurements in 10 industry categories lacking small business participation.

USDA's targeted industry categories are:

  • Maintenance & Repair of Automated Data Processing (ADP) Equipment,
  • Installation of ADP Equipment,
  • Technology Studies,
  • Other Photo/Mapping/Printing Services,
  • Vocational/Technical Training,
  • Leasing Special Industrial Machinery,
  • Chemical Products,
  • ADP Central Processing Units,
  • Bags and Sacks, and
  • Outerwear (Men's).

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