Meet the Interior's OSDBU

 The Department of the Interior, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is an advocate for small business dedicated to maximizing contracting opportunities for small, small disadvantaged, 8(a), women-owned, HUB-Zone and service disabled veteran owned small businesses. Small businesses play a significant role in advancing the Department's goals and support Interior's contributions to the Nation's economy. In 2019, Interior's programs contributed about $336 billion to the U.S. economy and supported 1.9 million jobs.

Small Businesses contribute innovation, job growth, increased competition, and quality production of goods and services to our National economy. This expansive capability demands including small business to the greatest extent practicable when making Federal contract award decisions. For the Department, the capabilities available through small business provide more flexible and affordable solutions for our program offices.

Vision: To fully capitalize on the Nation's small business entrepreneurial spirit to support our efforts in protecting America's Great Outdoors and powering our future.

Mission: The mission of the Office is to provide continuous assistance to maximize procurement and contracting opportunities for 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 zone (HUBZone) areas, and the Ability One Program

Communicating with the DOI OSDBU

If you are seeking information about how to market your business, products, and/or services in DOI, please visit our Doing Business with DOI page. If you are seeking general information about doing business with DOI, have questions about the information on the OSDBU’s website, or need information about upcoming events please send us an email at

DOI Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

1849 C Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20240
Telephone Number: 202-208-3493

Meet the Interior's OSDBU Staff 

Ms. Colleen Finnegan, Director - Ms. Finnegan leads a team of small business advocates that provide executive direction and implementation of programs to further the Department of the Interior's use, through contracts and subcontracts, of small businesses. 
Mr. Christopher Bell, Senior Small Business Specialist
Mrs. Chanelle Williams, Small Business Specialist
Mr. Laroy Williams, Small Business Specialist

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