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Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

The OSDBU is responsible for ensuring that small businesses are treated fairly and that they have an opportunity to compete and be selected for a fair amount of the Agency's prime and subcontracting opportunities.

The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is committed to providing universal access to both small businesses and large businesses. The Agency recognizes that small businesses are of vital importance to job growth and the economic strength of the country. A successful and strong business community is an integral component of the Department's overall mission of job creation, community empowerment and economic revitalization.

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Ask HUD’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

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Welcome to “Ask HUD’s OSDBU”, a new blog series hosted by HUD’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), where frequently asked questions are posted with informative responses.  The goal in this blog is to provide information small businesses can use to effectively pursue federal contracting opportunities.

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Fiscal Year 2018 Outreach Events Calendar

HUD's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) has identified vendor outreach sessions, conferences, and expos being provided across the country that may be of interest to the small business community. Events where HUD OSDBU are sponsering or confirmed participation are identified in bold. As events are scheduled they will be listed here so please check back regularly.

Date Conference Location Sponsor
July 19, 2018 ChallengeHER Arlington, VA Small Business Administration
July 31, 2018 Probiz 2018 Greenbelt, MD Probiz Network
August 9, 2018 Last Chance Showcase Matchmaking Falls Church, VA GovConectx
August 15-17, 2018 15th Annual Elite SDVOB National Conference San Diego, CA Elite SDVOB Network
August 16, 2018 National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit - Summer 2018 Washington, DC US Women's Chamber of Commerce / US Small Business Chamber of Commerce
September 12-16, 2018 Annual Legislative Conference 2018 Washington, DC Congressional Black Caucus
September 18, 2018 2018 USHCC National Convention Philadelphia, PA US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce