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:

November 1, 2017 National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit Fall 2017
Washington, DC
Official Website:
November 8, 2017 USAID Vendor Outreach Session
Washington, DC
Registration required via
December 6, 2017 Small, Minority, Women, and Veteran Business Opportunity Conference
San Antonio, TX
Official Website:

USAID Sponsored Outreach Events:


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On June 28th, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted its 10th Annual Small Business Conference, “USAID Partnering with America’s Small Businesses” USAID recognizes the expertise, innovation, creativity, and passion that U.S. small businesses bring to its mission to end extreme poverty. To celebrate this unique partnership USAID hosted a one-day conference, attended by over 300 small business representatives, focused on celebrating the inclusion of U.S. small businesses as USAID's development partners both domestically as well as at USAID Missions.

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Last updated: October 30, 2017

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