Small Business Outreach Events

The U.S. Agency for International Development, 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, international development activities and agency-wide initiatives.


The USAID/OSDBU will post notification of its sponsored outreach activities on the Federal Business Opportunities website (www.fbo.gov).   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:

SAVE THE DATE!  March 3-4, 2020

U.S. Agency for International Development, 2nd Overseas Small Business Conference, Frankfurt, Germany

The two-day conference will highlight USAID’s programming priorities and procurement needs for the Missions of Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, and Africa. In addition to networking with USAID’s contracting and technical officials and prime contractors, the following U.S. Federal partners are invited to participate:  U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce (Minority Business Development Agency), U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Centers for Disease Control), the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and other federal agencies. Registration will be available via www.fbo.gov at a later date.

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.

Inquiries should be forwarded to osdbu1@usaid.gov or (202) 567-4730.

Last updated: October 30, 2019

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