DOE OSDBU maximizes contract opportunities for small businesses while advancing the Agency’s mission.
To execute and support its mission, OSDBU has developed three Strategic Objectives and Four Enabling Activities.
OSDBU's History dates back to when Public Law 95-507 (October 1978) amended the original Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (SBAct). Public Law 95-507 established the requirement for every Federal Agency to have an Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) to make Federal procurements more readily accessible to all small businesses. This policy provides maximum practicable opportunities in its acquisitions to small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses and women-owned businesses.