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The mission of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is to implement and execute the functions and duties of Section 8 and 15 of the Small Business Act (SBAct).  Section 15 states that a fair proportion of the total purchases and contracts for property and services for the Government are to be placed with small business concerns. 

The implementation and execution of Section 8 and 15 of the SBAct are demonstrated and measured by the Department’s ability to work towards exceeding statutory prime, sub and socio-economic small business goals, providing education on the management & operations business model, continuous improvement of best practices such as the Mentor-Protégé Program, providing information on financial assistance opportunities, providing training to small businesses, participating and conducting outreach events for small businesses, ensuring compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations and other applicable small business laws and regulations, issuing new small business policies and updating existing small business policies at the Department.


The OSDBU goal is to provide maximum practicable opportunities in the Departments’ acquisitions to all small business concerns. In doing so, the Department will meet/exceed statutory prime small and subcontracting goals.  Our small business utilization is tracked and monitored via an official web site of the federal government.    

The OSDBU is committed to:

O: Opening the lines of communication through outreach and training,
S: Serving as small business advocates,
D: Delivering useful information,
B: Building public and private industry relationships,
U: Utilizing DOE Programs and best practices.