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.

The USAID/OSDBU will post notification of its sponsored 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.

If you wish to request USAID/OSDBU support for an activity, please forward the information to Teneshia Alston, Outreach Coordinator (Email: or telephone: 202.567.4743).

The following is a list of scheduled external outreach activities the USAID/OSDBU staff will support in Fiscal Year 2018:

January 30, 2018 2018 National 8(a) Small Business Conference
Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN
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March 7, 2018 National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit George Mason University 3351 Fairfax Drive, Founders Hall, Suite 220F Arlington, VA
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May 22-24, 2018 17th Annual U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Forum and Expo
Westin Galleria Houston, Houston, TX
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Last updated: December 21, 2017

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