Small Business Outreach Events

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is fully operational in a virtual capacity. Our sponsored outreach activities will help you learn about our mission, opportunities, partners, and how we conduct business. The OSDBU hosts activities to engage current and future partners that specialize in international development and disaster assistance activities. We are seeking new and innovative partnerships to help countries on their development journey to self-reliance.


The USAID/OSDBU will post notification of its sponsored outreach activities on the Beta.SAM.GOV website. All interested parties must register for each activity according the instructions outlined in each announcement.  Please join us for the following small business outreach activities:


Tuesday, December 8, 2020

U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Agency for International Development, Virtual Women Owned Small Business Summit


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Annual Small Business Conference
Washington, DC


Top Three Tips for a Successful Outreach Session

  1. Review the Business Forecast (https://www.usaid.gov/business-forecast/search);
  2. Be prepared to network with potential business partners; and
  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 cancelled. Please check Federal offices operating status on www.opm.gov/status.

Questions and inquiries should be forwarded to osdbuoutreach@usaid.gov or contact us at (202) 916-4220.

Last updated: November 17, 2020

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