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Special Procurement Programs

Links to websites with information about various special emphasis procurement and grant programs will be listed at this site to facilitate locating information.

BioPreferredSM & Biobased Products

BioPreferred (formerly The Federal Biobased Products Preferred Procurement Program) is a preference program that serves to increase the procurement and use of biobased products by Federal agencies. A biobased product is a commercial or industrial product (other than food or feed) that is comprised in whole or in part of biological products, renewable agricultural materials, or forestry materials.

Small Business Programs

The USDA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) manages the small business programs within USDA. Both general and information about specific programs is available.