Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is responsible for monitoring USAID’s implementation and execution of the small business programs and advising the Administrator and senior leadership.

The OSDBU works with U.S. small and large businesses, as well as USAID staff, to provide maximum practical small business participation in USAID procurements.  This is achieved through outreach, training and other activities to ensure that a fair proportion of contracts are awarded to U.S.-based small businesses.

The OSDBU was established in October 1979 by Public Law 95-507 and issues policy and guidance on all small business programs. The Director of OSDBU reports directly to the USAID’s Deputy Administrator. OSDBU provides support and guidance to each bureau, Independent Office and Mission. See the OSDBU contact information.

Interested in working with USAID?  Please review our upcoming outreach activities, the Business Forecast, and the New Partnerships Initiative.

Last updated: October 22, 2019

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