Thursday, November 27, 2014

Top 100 BBG vendors

Here are the Broadcasting Board of Governors' top 100 contractors based on data the agency reported to the Federal Data Procurement System between Oct. 15, 1999, and Nov. 26, 2014.

To come up with this list,  I sorted through 72,482 BBG transactions listed on the FDPS website and pulled out all transactions worth $100,000 or above.
That totaled 1,007 transactions worth $715,631,939. I went through those contracts and pulled out the top 100 vendors.

These numbers are only as good as what the BBG reports to the Federal Data Procurement System. There is underreporting of data throughout the federal government.
And some reporting appears to be incomplete. The purported vendor ranked No. 37, for instance, is shown as "blank." That means $2,616,700 in contracts were reported without a company name.
No. 26  simply reads "No data from D and B." In government lingo, that means the information was sensitive or unavailable. So taxpayers have no idea what happened to that piece of the pie, worth $4,565,603.
Even so, this Top 100 list gives you a glimpse of BBG's biggest vendors over the past 15 years.

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