most of the business community, HUD is moving quickly to do more
business electronically via the Internet. HUD's Headquarters and
field offices now have homepages where you can find general information
about HUD and its programs. The main homepage is located at:
its main homepage, HUD also has a Contracting homepage located at:
Contracting homepage includes:
Current open solicitations for bids and proposals for new HUD
contracts (and any amendments). The solicitations can be downloaded
directly from the homepage saving you considerable time.
A list of prime contracts that may present significant subcontracting
Contact names and phone numbers within the Office of the Chief
Procurement Officer (OCPO) for information on HUD contracting
and contracting opportunities (See
A small business assistance site that includes a schedule of upcoming
small business conferences and fairs and the names and addresses
of HUD's Business Utilization Development Specialists (BUDS).
Links to many useful sources of information about Federal contracting.
Offices (e.g., Office of Housing, Public Housing, Administration,
etc.) are good sources of information concerning HUD's programs
and their funding recipients (e.g., Public Housing Agencies).
Office addresses and phone numbers are available through HUD's
Internet Homepage (see above).
helps small businesses understand HUD's operations and needs and
will direct you to appropriate sources of information. The office
is available to give direct advice, as needed. OSDBU also participates
in government/industry conferences to assist small and small disadvantaged
businesses and sponsors seminars and presentations at appropriate
trade shows and business conferences. See Appendix
II for OSDBU's staff, address and phone number or visit OSDBU's
internet page at: http://www.hud.gov/smallbusiness
offers various opportunities for small and large businesses to meet
with staff one-on-one or in a group setting to discuss business
opportunities and other subjects related to HUD's small business
contracting and subcontracting activities. Businesses are encouraged
to meet with OSDBU at the following:
Director's Large Business Open House
On Wednesdays, the OSDBU Director and a Business Utilization Development
Specialist (BUDS) meet with large business prime contractors to
discuss HUD's current subcontracting policies and other topics
of interest (e.g., contractor goal statement, preparing and submitting
subcontracting reports (Standard Forms 294 and 295) submissions,
and how OSDBU can assist prime contractors in finding small business
subcontractors). Call (202) 708-1428 to schedule a 20-minute appointment.
Director's Small Business Open House
On Thursdays, the OSDBU Director meets with small businesses to
learn about their products and services and introduces them to
a "BUDS" (see BUDS Appointments below), who will help them identify
opportunities at HUD. Call (202) 708-1428 to schedule a 20-minute
Utilization Development Specialist (BUDS) Appointments
BUDS meet with small businesses to discuss HUD's contracting and
subcontracting opportunities (including the types of products
and services that HUD purchases). Also, BUDS can provide mentoring
for business strategies and identify contracting opportunities
through the Forecast of Contracting Opportunities and subcontracting
opportunities through HUD's prime contractors. Call (202) 708-1428
to schedule an appointment.
Information Technology (IT) Orientation Sessions
The IT BUDS holds monthly, two-hour orientation sessions for small
businesses interested in IT contracting opportunities with HUD.
The orientation, aimed at businesses that are new to HUD, focuses
on the opportunities available and provides instruction on how
to compete effectively for contracts. Call (202) 708-1428 to reserve
a space in the next orientation session.
If you are unable to meet with the OSDBU in Washington, D.C. call
us to setup a conference call. It is just like a Business Utilization
Development Specialist Appointment but it is conducted over the
telephone. Call (202) 708-1428 to schedule a conference call.
HUD participates in many expos, conferences and trade fairs, which
may be of interest to the small business community. The OSDBU
or the local HUD office attends these events to discuss how to
do business with HUD and potential contracting opportunities.
Go to the OSDBU homepage http://www.hud.gov/smallbusiness
to find out when we are coming to a city near you.
Sources of Information
Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps)
FedBizOpps is the single on-line point-of-entry for
Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government
buyers (e.g., HUD) are able to publicize their business opportunities
by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet.
Businesses can search, monitor, and retrieve all Federal contracting
opportunities via a single Internet site. With few exceptions,
HUD publishes notices of upcoming solicitations for new contracts
and purchases over $25,000 in FedBizOpps. (NOTE: HUD also posts
the same opportunities to its own Contracting Opportunities web
page.) HUD also publishes notices of contract awards that have
subcontracting opportunities. FedBizOpps website address is: http://www.fedbizopps.gov
The U.S. Small Business Administration ("SBA").
The SBA offers a wide variety of services and assistance to small
and small disadvantaged businesses. Government contracting offices
work closely with the SBA in seeking small business suppliers.
Local SBA offices can direct firms to agencies that purchase products
they offer. Also, the SBA can provide names and addresses of prospective
military and civilian agency customers. Information about the
SBA's programs and services is readily available from its Internet
homepage at: http://www.sba.gov
The SBA posts small business size standards at: http://www.sba.gov/size/
HUBZone information is available at: http://www.sba.gov/hubzone
The SBA also maintains PRO-Net, an online contractor registration
that includes access to FedBizOpps, Federal agency homepages and
sources of procurement opportunities. Participating firms can
update their own profiles, link their homepages to their profiles
and receive and ask questions about procurement opportunities.
To register and/or learn more about PRO-Net, access its Internet
site at: http://pro-net.sba.gov/
General Services Administration ("GSA") Small Business Centers.
The GSA is the largest civilian Federal agency buyer of general
supplies and services. It provides operational supplies and services
to the civilian Federal agencies through its Federal Supply Service.
Independent contractors furnish most of these supplies and services.
The GSA Small Business Centers provide advice to small businesses
about GSA's contracting opportunities. While these opportunities
are not reserved exclusively for small disadvantaged businesses,
they represent an important government resource available to them.
Interested business concerns should contact their local GSA regional
or area office for more information, or visit GSA's website at:
Federal Supply Schedule (FSS)
GSA awards contracts for a wide variety of supplies
and services. Other Federal agencies may then order needed supplies
and services directly from those contractors. GSA normally awards
multiple contracts for each category of supplies or services.
The FSS homepage is located at: http://www.fss.gsa.gov
Defense Logistics Agency ("DLA")
The DLA provides supplies to the U.S. military services. The DLA
has numerous contracting offices that buy more than 4 million
different items - everything from food to fuel. You can find out
more about DLA's contracting opportunities by locating the Office
of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization website at the
DLA Internet homepage at: http://www.dla.mil
"Federal Acquisition Jumpstation"
This Internet site provides links to many of the Federal
Government's contracting sites. If HUD doesn't contract for the
services or products your company sells, another Federal Government
agency probably does. This is where you can find many of their
homepages. The Jumpstation's address is: http://nais.nasa.gov/fedproc/home.html
Local governments and HUD funding recipients
Including cities, counties, Public and Indian Housing
agencies and authorities, private property developers and owners
receiving HUD mortgage insurance, etc. At present there is no
comprehensive listing of these organizations. The best way to
learn of potential contracting or subcontracting opportunities
is through HUD program staff or HUD's