We provide continuous assistance to maximize procurement and contracting opportunities for small businesses in general; and small businesses in the socio-economic classification of small disadvantaged, women-owned, and veteran-owned, service disabled veteran owned, small businesses located in historically underutilized business zones (HUBZone) areas, and the Ability One Program. Internally, the OSDBU advocates for small business and provide executive direction and implementation of programs to further the Department of the Interior"s use, through contracts and subcontracts, of small businesses.
What's New at OSDBU
The Small Business Administration Awards DOI an "A" in Annual FY 2014 Small Business Scorecard
The Small Business Administration announced that the federal government achieved its FY 2014 small business procurement contracting goal for the second consecutive year, awarding 24.99 percent in federal contracts to small businesses totaling $91.7 billion of eligible contracting dollars. The Department of the Interior contributed to achieving this goal, and received an A overall on the FY 2014 Federal Procurement Scorecard. The Department awarded 55.27 percent of its procurement dollars to small business which equates to approximately $1.5 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 2014, 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
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.