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Department of Commerce Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

The Department of Commerce(DOC) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) helps increase contract and subcontract awards to small and disadvantaged businesses. The OSDBU identifies potential businesses for use by DOC and its prime contractors. It establishes partnerships with internal customers and industry to obtain feedback, improve customer service, achieve goals, and share information. The OSBDU also disseminates small business procurement goals and accomplishments to the public and DOC management. The OSDBU serves as an advocate for small and disadvantaged businesses. It creates internal DOC awareness of the benefits of working with small businesses through marketing and training. The OSDBU monitors and reports data regarding DOCs subcontracting program. Additionally, the OSDBU develops annual goals for contracting and subcontracting with small business concerns. Small and disadvantaged businesses interested in selling to the DOC should first review the OSDBU website at The OSDBU participates in outreach activities (i.e., exhibiting, one-on-one counseling, and serving on panels discussions) at local, regional, and national events.

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