Small Business Outreach Events

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), 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 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:

June 18, 2020

Virtual Subcontracting Summit

Registration will open on or about June 1, 2020

September 22, 2020

U.S. Agency for International Development and the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center, 6th Annual Veterans International Small Business Opportunities Conference
Arlington, VA

Registration will open on or about August 3, 2020.

October 27, 2020

13th Annual Small Business Conference
Washington, DC

Registration will open on or about September 1, 2020.

December 2020

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

Registration will open on our about November 2, 2020.

Top Three Tips for a Successful Outreach Session

  1. Review the Business Forecast (;
  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

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

Last updated: April 10, 2020

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