2021 Deltek Clarity Government Contracting Survey is Now Open

By Kevin Plexico, Guest Contributor (Deltek)

The 12th Annual Deltek Clarity Government Contracting Survey is now open. Share your expertise by Feb. 22, 2021 to be represented in this leading indicator on the current state of government contracting.

New government contracting trends, benchmarks, correlations, and insights are on the way. See why this annual survey is important, how your experience and expertise will inform the final Clarity Study, and what to expect as a participant.

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About the Clarity Government Contracting Survey

Each year, the Deltek Clarity Government Contracting Survey helps industry firms of all sizes benchmark their business and gain a better understanding of how others within the market are performing. This detailed snapshot of the contracting landscape always begins the same way, with firms from two- and three-seat shops, on up to 1,000-plus employee organizations, answering a series of questions.

Though completing a survey can take time out of already busy schedules, the resulting benefits can help respondents expand their knowledge base and make better informed decisions about the future of their government contracting business.

What Should You Expect and Why Participate

Reporting how you conduct your government contracting business (addressing day-to-day business needs and functions, performance measures, identification of tools and resources, how to overcome challenges and compliance hurdles) is the baseline for all Clarity Government Contracting Studies. Every time a survey is completed, the industry benchmarks and key performance indicators become clear.

The survey collects information on: Business Development; Project & Risk Management; Finance; Financial Compliance; Contract Management; Procurement; Human Capital Management; and Information Technology and Cybersecurity.

Sample Questions/Data:
  • What was your company’s proposal win rate in 2020?
  • What percentage of your firm’s current projects are being reported as on or under budget/on or ahead of schedule?
  • Which audits has your company undergone within the last two years?
  • How is your company identifying risks associated with financial compliance?
COVID-19’s Effect on the Market:

Last year’s Clarity Survey closed prior to the declaration of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Though Deltek was able to provide some insights on how the pandemic might affect the government contracting market, much was unknown and a true measure of the adjustments businesses had to make was not captured at that time.

This year’s survey includes multiple opportunities for firms to share their experiences navigating COVID-19, including everything from project impact and delivery, to the technologies adopted to better equip remote work forces, in order to provide the most comprehensive view of the market.

Who Can Participate in the Survey?

The Clarity Government Contracting Survey is open to firms of all sizes that attribute a portion of their annual revenue to government business, either as a prime contractor, sub-contractor or both. Hundreds of companies participate each year from the following disciplines:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Defense, Weapons, Aerospace, or Manufacturing
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Information Technology
  • Research & Development or other Nonprofit, Grant-Based Work
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Architecture, Engineering, Construction
  • Energy, Oil & Gas, Environmental & Natural Resources
  • Health Care or Medical
  • Engineering Services
  • Management Consulting

Participation is voluntary and confidential, and multiple roles within a single firm can complete the survey. The survey closes February 22, 2021.

Share Your Experience & Expertise

The 2021 Clarity Government Contracting Study starts with you! The critical industry trends and benchmarks are drawn specifically from your contribution through the Clarity Government Contracting Survey.

As a thank you, all participating firms will receive no-cost, early access to the survey findings in order to benchmark against peers and competitors before anyone else. Eligible respondents will also receive a personalized scorecard that compares their response data to key performance metrics from the final Clarity Government Contracting Study.

Interested in reviewing last year’s 11th Annual Deltek Clarity Government Contracting Study? Download and review it now.


Kevin Plexico is Senior Vice President, Information Solutions, Deltek. For more information, visit www.deltek.com.