Small Business Outreach Events

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) staff is committed to assisting small businesses in their pursuit of contracts. Our sponsored outreach activities will help you learn about our mission, opportunities, partners, and how we conduct business.The OSDBU hosts Vendor Outreach Sessions (VOS) that are geared towards specific industries, bureau activities, and agency-wide initiatives.  We also offer webinar sessions for businesses that are interested in our interested Mentor Protégé Program. 

The OSDBU will post notification of outreach activities on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) web page (   All interested parties must register for each activity according the instructions outlined in each announcement.  The following is a list of outreach activities scheduled for Fiscal Year 2014 (all dates are subject to change):

  • January 22, 2014 Vendor Outreach Session
  • January 23, 2014 Special Event: Africa Bureau Industry Day
  • February 25, 2014 Veterans International Small Business Opportunities Conference (VISBOC)
  • April 23, 2014 Vendor Outreach Session
  • May 22, 2014 USAID Annual Small Business Conference

The above activities’ registration information will be posted on FBO 4-6 weeks prior to the event.  The registration will remain open until we have reached the seating capacity for the conference room.


Last updated: June 05, 2014

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