Swearing In Ceremony for Chief of Staff Dennis Vega

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is fully operational in a virtual capacity. The OSDBU hosts activities to engage current and future partners that specialize in international development and disaster assistance activities.

We want to connect with you!  Forward your organization’s invitation to support an outreach event to the attention of the OSDBU Communications Team at  The following are activities USAID is scheduled to support and sponsor: 




Registration Information


Monday, February 13, 2023

9:00 am-4:00pm (CST)

National 8(a) Association 2023 National Small Business Conference

Registration is available via 8(a) Association conference website:


Wednesday, April 26, 2023

9:00am-1:00pm (EST)

USAID and SBA HUBZone Outreach Event

Details coming soon!




2023 Past Events

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

7:30 am–4:00 pm (CST)

USWCC 1st Annual National Small Business Contracting Summit


Registration is available via the US Women's Chamber of Commerce website:


Top Three Tips for a Successful Outreach Session:

  1. Review the USAID’s current  Business Forecast.
  2. Be prepared to network with potential business partners.
  3. Review the agency’s website to identify the bureaus, Independent Offices, or Missions that are a good fit for your firm’s services.

Cancellation Policy: in case of Federal government closure, or delay in the Washington, DC area, the outreach activity will be canceled. Please check Federal offices operating status on

Questions and inquiries should be forwarded to