ACOSS / Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) was established in October 1979 pursuant to Public Law 95-507, which assigned it the task of fostering the use of small and disadvantaged businesses as Federal contractors. To accomplish this task, the OSDBU develops and implements appropriate outreach programs aimed at heightening the awareness of the small business community to the contracting opportunities available within SSA. Outreach efforts include activities such as sponsoring small business fairs and procurement conferences, as well as participating in trade group seminars, conventions, and other forums which promote the utilization of small and disadvantaged businesses as contractors.
The OSDBU encourages buyers and program officials to consider small businesses, and to support all the socio-economic contracting programs in place under the Federal Acquisition Regulations.
If your firm is a small business or minority business enterprise, we encourage you to register in the System for Award Management (SAM), formally the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Database. SSA uses SAM as the primary database to identify small and disadvantaged businesses to fulfill our requirements.
Small Business Goals
Fiscal Year 2014 Small Business Prime and Subcontract Goals for the Social Security Administration
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Small Disadvantaged Business
Women Owned Small Business
HUBZone Small Business
Service Disabled Veteran Owned