Doing Business with DOI

The U.S 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 supporting Interior's contributions to the Nation's economy. When conducting your research, you should focus on the Department's mission as outlined below:

  • Protect the Environment and Preserve Our Nation's Natural and Cultural Resources
  • Provide Recreation for America
  • Manage Natural Resources for a Healthy Environment and Strong Economy
  • Provide Science for a Changing World
  • Meet our Trust Responsibilities to American Indians, Alaska Natives and Our Commitment to Island Communities

Marketing Your Capabilities

The best and most productive marketing approach for small businesses is to be proactive and find a suitable niche in selling your product or service to the Federal, state and local governments. Prepare a detailed capability statement for distribution to Federal agencies, and be specific in describing the capabilities of your firm. Be sure to indicate prior experience, successfully completed Government contracts, and references with contact information. As a business seeking contracts with the Federal Government, you must be registered via the System for Award Management (SAM) website. That website URL is Also, learn as much as possible about the Federal acquisition system by reviewing information on the Small Business Administration website at

Tips on Getting A Contract

  • Know your business inside out and articulate effectively what it is you have to offer
  • Know your advantages as a small business many contracts are set-aside just for you!
  • Stay connected to FedBizOps, solicitations and notices are posted on this site
  • Become throughly familiar with the Federal agencies, their components and their missions
  • Build positive relationships with government decision makers; attend outreach events and network


DOI Bureaus and Small Business Contacts

Bureau of Indian AffairsEnhances the quality of life, to promote economic opportunity, and to carry out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaskan Natives.

     Headquarter Small Business Specialist: Ryan Geffre, 703-390-6356,                                  For additional BIA small business contacts by region please click here.


Bureau of Land ManagementManages the nation's public lands and resources and resources in a combination of ways that best serve the needs of the American people.

    Headquarter Small Business Specialist: Michael Byrd, 202-912-7037,                                       For additional BLM small business contacts by region please click here.


Bureau of Reclamation: Manages, develops, and protects water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public.

    Headquarter Small Business Specialist: Sandie Williamson, 303-445-3431,                     For additional BOR small business contacts by region please click here.


Fish and Wildlife Service: Responsible for the conservation and protection of fish and wildlife and their habitats through Federal programs relating to wild birds, endangered species, certain marine mammals, inland sport fisheries and specific fishery and wildlife research activities.

   Headquarter Small Business Specialist: Josh Gordon, 503-736-4469,                              For additional FWS small business contacts by region please click here.


Bureau of Ocean Energy ManagementMission is to manage development of the Nation's offshore resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way.

Headquarter Small Business Specialist: Teresa Manovich, 703-787-1104,


Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement: Mission is to provide regulatory enforcement of safety, environment, and conservation compliance on the Nation's offshore resources.

Headquarter Small Business Specialist: Teresa Manvoich, 703-787-1104,


Interior Business Center: Provides acquisition support for over 50 separate offices within Interior, and is an authorized shared services center for government customers across Federal agencies through their franchise operation.

   Headquarter Small Business Specialist: Nauman Ansari, 703-964-8448,                For additional IBC small business contacts by region please click here.


National Park Service: Preserves the past, manages the present, and invests in the future of the 385 areas that make up the National Park system. Promote and regulate the use of the Federal areas known as national parks and monuments.

  Headquarter Small Business Specialist: Cynthia Adonoo, 202-354-1946                   For additional NPS small business contacts by region please click here.      


Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and EnforcementSafeguards the people and the environment: regulate adverse effects of surface coal mining operations; and, amends the damage of the past mining operations.

  Headquarter Small Business Specialist: Twanda Dennis, 412-937-2846,                             For additional OSM small business contacts by region please click here


U.S Geological Survey: Provides geologic, topographic, biologic and hydrologic information that contributes to the management of the Nation's natural resources and that promotes health, safety and the well being of people.

  Headquarter Small Business Specialist: Melissa Gill, 703-648-7368,                                           For additional USGS small business contacts by region please click here.