OSDBUOffice of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
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Working with senior DHS management, the OSDBU solicited nominations from participating mentors to determine the winner.
The OSDBU Council is an informal organization of Federal small business program officials that comes together monthly to exchange and discuss information on acquisition methods, issues and strategies; small business program initiatives and processes; and small business related outreach events that permit their respective agencies to increase their utilization of small businesses as prime and subcontractors to meet their annual requirements for services and goods.
Scott Denniston, who set up the center when he was VA's OSDBU director, said it has been chronically underfunded and understaffed, and is "overwhelmed by the verification program."
Kevin Boshears, director of the OSDBU, said he has no involvement with the newsletter.
Similarly, within each federal agency there is an OSDBU that plays an advocacy role by overseeing the agency's duties related to contracts and subcontracts with small and disadvantaged businesses.
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) locates qualified small businesses in all legislatively specified categories in a variety of ways.
Reaching those goals is made easier by the broad support for the OSDBU programs throughout the Army, Pinson said.
Perhaps most important, small businesses (SBs) must understand that an OSDBU cannot:
21 Federal OSDBU Procurement Conference in Chantilly, VA.
At least 19 OSDBU directors, or almost 80 percent, said that they viewed five of the eight functions identified in section 15(k) as their duties.
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), in the Department of Defense, has prepared a Guide to DOD Contracting Opportunities--A Step by Step Approach to the DOD Marketplace, which helps guide vendors through the DOD business development process.
Contract awards to small business (including 8(a), small, small disadvantaged, HUBZONE, Women and Disabled Veterans) have averaged $3 billion per year, stated Theresa Alvillar-Speake, the Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) for the Department of Energy (DOE).