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. Contact Teneshia Alston, Senior Program Analyst (email: if you wish to request USAID/OSDBU support for an activity..

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

May 18, 2018 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Procurement Conference
Universities at Shady Grove
Guldesky Drive, Rockville, MD (Official website:
May 22-24, 2018 17th Annual U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Forum and Expo
Westin Galleria Houston, Houston, TX
Official Website:
June 14, 2018 U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, 9th Annual National Small Business Contracting Summit
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center, North Charleston, SC (Official website:

The following are USAID/OSDBU sponsored activities. The registration and details will be posted on the FBO website 4-6 weeks prior to the event:

June 28, 2018 Subcontracting Summit
July 11, 2018 11th Annual Small Business Conference and Expo

Last updated: April 30, 2018

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