The Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) sponsors a series of Small Business Vendor (VOS) community outreach sessions. The purpose of these sessions is to provide the small business community the opportunity to meet with the OSDBU Specialists to discuss their capabilities and learn of potential procurement opportunities. OSDBU Specialists are located in each contracting office and are responsible for carrying out the small business program in their respective agencies.
The information on the following pages show in broad categories types of goods and services that USDA agencies procure in support of their programs, the various agency contracting activities, the major groups of products and services purchased and the agency contact(s).
Vendors must schedule an appointment in advance, with the individual Specialist(s). A listing of Specialists and their telephone numbers is provided. Appointments are limited to 15 minutes to allow all vendors an equal opportunity to introduce their company.
PLEASE NOTE LOCATION OF THIS MONTH’S SESSION
George Washington Carver Center (GWCC)
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705
(The room in back of the GWCC cafeteria)
If you plan to drive to GWCC, parking is available. Visitors are requested to park in Parking Lot C. For directions to the George Washington Carver Center, please go to the following website:
It is anticipated that the sessions will be scheduled on a monthly basis. Please check the website periodically for the specific date and location. Any changes will be posted to the website. There is no cost to attend.
|June 12, 2013 (Registration is now open for this session.)||9:00AM - 11:35AM||To Register|
|July 10, 2013 (Online registration for this session will open around June 19, 2013. This session will be in the rear of the South Building Cafeteria in Washington, DC.)||9:00AM - 11:35AM||To Register|
|September 18, 2013 (Online registration for this session will open around August 15, 2013).||9:00AM - 11:35AM||To Register|
|Please schedule only three appointments per company with the USDA agency buying offices. If there are over three appointments, they will be deleted your appointment schedule.|
If you need further assistance, please contact Janet Baylor at (202) 720-6259 or via email at Janet.Baylor@dm.usda.gov. We look forward to meeting with you.