SBAIC surveyed our membership in August 2012 and these are the results:

  • SBAIC currently has over 70 members
  • Members work in every development sector worldwide, including conflict zones and high profile countries.
  • They serve as prime contractor on 80% of projects implemented.
  • They maintain USAID compliant contract and financial management systems.
  • Small businesses are legally required to follow all relevant FAR regulations.
  • Formally & informally mentor emerging small businesses here and overseas.
  • Over 60 % are small disadvantaged businesses (8(a), EDWOSB, HubZone, etc).
  • Members have an average of 14.5 years experience with USAID.
  • Members staff are made up of former USAID staff, development experts, large business executives, and academics.
  • Firms range from 1 to 41 years old.
  • It is estimated that member companies were responsible for over 1000 new US based hires due to USAID funding.  

Contract size over the last three years (2010, 2011, 2012 )

  • Largest Contract: $45 Million.
  • Smallest Contract: $250.00.
  • Average USAID contract: $8.6 Million.  


  • Average per business annual USAID revenue: $4.2 Million.  

Percentage of Business with USAID

  • 60% of respondents do 75% of their business with USAID.