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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.

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House Small Business Committee Approves Bill to Increase Federal Agencies Small Business Contracting Goals - March 6, 2014

The House Small Business Committee has marked up and approved a six-pack of contracting reform bills, including legislation that would raise the current agency goals for steering work to small businesses.

The package approved Wednesday would particularly affect the construction industry, women, and disabled veterans. It includes a plan to raise agencies’ small-business prime contracting goal from 23 percent to 25 percent and establish a 40 percent goal for small-business subcontractors.

“Greater small business involvement in federal contracting benefits companies and taxpayers alike,” said panel Chairman Sam Graves, R-Mo., who sponsored the bill outlining the new contracting goals. “Small firms are innovative, and increased competition often leads to savings for the taxpayers.”

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Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
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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.