Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
We provide outreach and assistance for procurement and contracting opportunities that supports small businesses. Internally, the OSDBU provides small business guidance to contracting and management officials and supports Interior’s minority colleges and universities program.
What's New at OSDBU
The Department of the Interior named in Top 25 Government Agencies for Multicultural Business Opportunities
Southport, CT - DiversityBusiness.com -today announced the "Top 25 Government Agencies for Multicultural Business Opportunities. Over 1,200,000 diversity business owners participated in an online election to determine the "Top" 25 organizations and The U.S Department of the Interior was named the #24 government agency for providing business opportunities to diverse business owners throughout the United States .The honor extends itself to another twenty-four government agencies which call themselves The Div50. This esteemed, elite list is coveted by the most successful companies in the United States and has become the most recognized and respected in the country. These companies truly differentiate themselves in the market place in a time when diversity is on the rise.
"The diversity practices of the Div50 has changed the course of economic inclusion and thereby the world as we know it", said Kenton Clarke, CEO of DiversityBusiness.com. "The great diversity and vision of our country and our people have made this possible. DiversityBusiness.com is proud to have been a force in the business world for such positive change and opportunity. The initiative that we have led has been instrumental in equalizing the playing field and for that we are very honored indeed."
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
U.S Department of the Interior - 1951 Constitution Ave.,NW, Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 1-877-375-9927 toll free FAX: 202-208-7444
Non Discrimination Notice to U.S. Department of the Interior Contractor, Subcontractors, and Lessors
Based upon law, Executive Order, or internal policy, the Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination in the workplace, including sexual harassment, based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation. The Department urges its contractors, subcontractors, and lessors to develop and enforce comprehensive anti-discrimination policies for their places of work. (December 1999)
For further assistance, please visit the National Small Business Administration National Ombudsman
The National Ombudsman's mission is to assist small businesses when they experience excessive or unfair federal regulatory enforcement actions, such as repetitive audits or investigations, excessive fines, penalties, threats, retaliation or other unfair enforcement action by a federal agency. For more information, please visit SBA's Office of the National Ombudsman.