How Accenture Federal Services works with small, veteran, and minority-owned businesses

Strategic partnerships help small businesses compete more effectively for federal contracts, build credentials, and gain access to new clients.

The Accenture Federal Services (AFS) Small Business program builds collaborative long-term teaming relationships with small, veteran, and minority owned companies, to jointly deliver effective technology solutions to the Federal Government and help connect our small business partners with new opportunities.

Small businesses play a critical role in the performance of AFS contracts. In 2020, more than 20% of our government contracts were performed in conjunction with small business partners. Teaming helps small business fairly participate in government contracting opportunities which promotes values that we share, including economic equity, and greater opportunity for disadvantaged socio-economic groups.

Teaming can also help small business access more complex federal contracting opportunities, open doors to further business growth, establish new credentials and capabilities, and demonstrate value to government clients.

We encourage efficient and mutually beneficial partnership arrangements with our valued vendors and work with every category of small and minority-owned business partners, including the following, to help clients achieve mission delivery success:

  • Small businesses
  • Small, disadvantaged businesses
  • Veteran-owned small businesses
  • Service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses
  • Women-owned small businesses
  • HUBzone companies
  • Historically black colleges and universities
  • Alaska Native Corporations
  • Certified 8(a) businesses

The Accenture Federal Services Small Business Liaison Office was established to reimagine and advance small business program goals through:

Teaming with small and minority owned businesses who have the right mix of specialized skills, experience, and customer knowledge to deliver needed services to federal customers.

Monitoring and maintaining all ethical business practices that help deliver the best value to the Federal Government.

Using diverse teams to deliver solutions that comply with Federal Government contracting requirements and maintain superior contract delivery standards.

Creating long-lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships that bring about joint sales and delivery activities.

Increasing the viability, strength and success of both Accenture Federal Services and its small business partners.

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Interested in working with Accenture Federal Services? Our online registration process is easy, and lets you showcase your expertise for consideration in mutually beneficial future teaming opportunities. It will also help identify qualified suppliers and teammates for potential federal contracting opportunities.

We encourage small business enterprises interested in partnering to complete the submission form. Upon submission, our Small Business Contracting Team will reach out within 3 business days.


Recognitions and industry engagement

We have “Exceptional” ratings from the last three reviews of our Small Business Program from the Defense Management Contract Agency (DMCA). And have also exceeded the industry average on our Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPARS) for Quality and Small Business Utilization for the last five years, which affirms our ability to partner for real results.

We are leading contributors to the small business ecosystem. You can find us at small business industry events, including:

  • Federal Business Council (FBC) Government Procurement Conference
  • U.S. Women Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit
  • Department of Homeland Security Small Business Vendor Outreach Sessions
  • Department of the Treasury Vendor Outreach Sessions
  • National HUBZone Conference
  • The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) National Conference
  • The Small, Minority, Women and Veteran Business Owners (SMWVBO) Bexar County Business Conference (San Antonio)
  • American Express – Summit for Success, ChallengeHER

We are also active members of many organizations supporting the global small business community. Our memberships include:

  • American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC)
  • Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
  • National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

Why Accenture Federal Services

Accenture Federal Services is committed to ensuring equity and we recognize that contributing to the success of small and disadvantaged businesses not only strengthens our local communities but also helps to shape and define our economy. Through our engagement with the small business community and our Mentor-Protégé programs, we aim to create a more inclusive environment. We consistently seek input from the small business community and incorporate new ideas that strengthen the fast-changing governmental environment.

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture’s federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations. Learn more at

We work together with our small business partners to design, deliver and run the next generation of government today.

Digital government transformation

Building on government innovation, federal agencies are using agile processes, human-centered design, digital platforms, and smart analytics to create better customer experiences and drive improved performance. Our end-to-end digital government capabilities improve citizen services, organizational effectiveness, and mission capabilities.

Federal IT modernization

Federal IT modernization requires a partner that can bring commercial innovation together with mission experience to turn ideas into solutions that adapt and scale as the mission demands. AI, advanced digital platforms, cloud infrastructure, and cybersecurity supported by design thinking and agile methods, provide the foundation for what is next.

Transforming your data

More than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated daily, but often–it’s siloed, unstructured and unusable. We help federal agencies unlock value from their data, improve visibility and performance, enhance decision-support, and deliver mission outcomes. It’s why we’re lighting the way towards a modern data foundation on cloud.

Cybersecurity Services

Our broad cybersecurity knowledge and deep industry expertise allow us to develop next-gen cybersecurity services to protect government from end to end, innovate safely, build cyber resilience, and adapt ahead of evolving threats.

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