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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.
 

What's New at OSDBU

The Small Business Administration Awards DOI an "A+" in Annual FY 2016 Small Business Scorecard

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
 

Non Discrimination Notice to U.S. Department of the Interior Contractor, Subcontractors, and Lessors

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) - Notice of Non-Retaliation
Under SBREFA, the SBA has established an SBA Ombudsman and SBA Regional Fairness Boards. The Office of the National Ombudsman of the U.S. Small Business Administration has asked all Federal agencies to make clear that, if a small business entity requests Ombudsman assistance on a matter or otherwise questions or complains about a Federal agency action, the agency will not retaliate in response.
 
The Department of Interior will not retaliate against you in any fashion if you question or lodge a complaint regarding a policy or action of the Department of the Interior or any of its bureaus. This policy applies if you complain or comment to us or to anyone else, or if you seek outside help in dealing with a Department or bureau policy or action. This policy does not affect the right of the Department or any of its bureaus to impose penalties allowed by a contract or agreement or to terminate for unsatisfactory performance any contract or agreement. This policy does not require the Department or its bureaus to enter into or continue any contract or agreement that is not satisfactory to the Department. 
 
If a business or individual believes that Department of Interior has not complied with SBREFA the business or individual should send written, signed complaints about DOI enforcement actions to 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 7125, Washington, DC, 20416. You also may call the Ombudsman at 1-888-REG-FAIR. Please note that any obligation you might have to comply with the enforcement or compliance actions is not affected by the filing of your comments with the Ombudsman; and the filing of your comments with the Ombudsman is not a substitute for any legal options you believe are in your best interest.
Click the link to see the full DOI policy on SBREFA Non-Retaliation