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  • The next event will be held in Alexandria, Louisiana on August 26, 2014
  • USDA’s Farm Service Agency would like to recognize Masters Gallery Foods as an outstanding small business consistently providing a variety of quality products.
  • USDA's Assistant Secretary, Dr. Parham, and OSDBU Director, Carmen Jones, welcome Women-Owned Small Businesses to an event hosted in our Jefferson Auditorium
  • In May OSDBU hosted our monthly Vendor Outreach Session for the first time at USDA’s George Washington Carver Center in Beltsville, MD

Welcome to the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

Welcome to the USDA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). We work to ensure that the Department’s purchasing agencies engage small businesses - the "engines that drive the Nation’s economy" - so that we have a dynamic, diverse and reliable small vendor pool.  OSDBU’s aim is to position USDA so that it achieves its Small Business Procurement Goals for prime and subcontracts awarded to:

  • Small,
  • Small Disadvantaged,
  • 8(a),
  • Woman-Owned,
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), and
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small businesses.
  • Small Business Subcontracting

To learn more about the Federal Government’s Contracting Programs, click here.

We also provide leadership and oversight for the AbilityOne Program.  For more information about AbilityOne, click here.


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