Part III: Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is responsible for the development and implementation of an effective program of activities directed at ensuring small, HUBZone small, small disadvantaged, women-owned small, veteran owned small, and service disabled veteran owned small business participation in the Department’s direct procurement and subcontract opportunities.

The OSDBU monitors all Department of the Treasury procurement activities that involve the participation of small business concerns, including the goal setting and procurement practices of all Treasury bureaus. It also negotiates prime and subcontract procurement goals with the Small Business Administration. Mediating and resolving sensitive procurement related issues are also a function of the OSDBU . It also is responsible for implementing Treasury's Mentor-Protégé Program, Success Partnerships.

The OSDBU serves an important function in assisting firms in their marketing of the Department and all of the bureaus. To this end, the OSDBU sponsors a monthly Vendor Outreach Session to enable small businesses to meet the bureau small business specialists and discuss upcoming procurement opportunities. The OSDBU also oversees the planning and management of the annual OSDBU Directors Procurement Conference held each Spring to assist firms in marketing their companies to both procurement and program officials.