We advise the Secretary of the Interior on all matters related to small business and collaborate with leadership throughout the Department to maximize opportunities for small businesses in our acquisitions. Our Director reports to the Deputy Secretary and receives administrative support from the Office of Policy, Management and Budget. We implement policies, procedures, and training programs for the Department to emphasize our commitment to contracting with small businesses. Our mission also includes outreach to small and disadvantaged business communities, including Indian economic enterprises, small disadvantaged, women-owned, veteran-owned, service disabled veteran owned, small businesses located in historically underutilized business zones (HUBZone) areas, and the Ability One Program.
The Small Business Administration announced that the federal government achieved its FY 2016 small business procurement contracting goal for the fourth consecutive year, awarding 24.34 percent in federal contracts to small businesses totaling $100 billion of eligible contracting dollars. The Department of the Interior contributed to achieving this goal, and received an "A+" overall on the FY 2016 Federal Procurement Scorecard. The Department awarded 59.67 percent of its procurement dollars to small business which equates to approximately $1.8 billion of the $2.4 billion spent on contracts by the Department. Small businesses play a significant role in advancing the Department"s goals and support Interior"s contributions to the Nation"s economy. In Fiscal Year 2015, Interior"s programs contributed $371 billion to the U.S economy and supported 2.3 million jobs.
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
U.S Department of the Interior - Main Interior Bldg/Rm.2721
1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202-208-3493 toll free FAX: 202-208-7444
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.