Resources from the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) to help small businesses compete for HHS contracts.
OSDBU Outreach Programs
Small Business Customer Experience (SBCX)
The Small Business Customer Experience (SBCX) portal helps small businesses learn about federal contracting opportunities. Register with the SBCX Small Business Directory to create a robust business profile with a quality capability statement.
Please note: The SBCX Directory is linked to the System for Award Management (SAM). You must have an active company profile in SAM to register with the SBCX Small Business Directory.
Financing and Business Development Assistance
Interested in starting or expanding a small business? Contact your local Small Business Development Center for education programs, advisory services, and contract help.
For information on loans, investment capital, disaster help, surety bonds, and grants, please review the Small Business Administration (SBA) Funding Programs page.
Small businesses needing technical support for marketing products and services to federal, state, and/or local governments, please contact your local Apex Accelerator Procurement Technical Assistance Center.
Use the SBA Learning Platform to take online courses and learn best practices for growing and developing your small business.
HHS Spending Trends
When seeking government contract opportunities, it is helpful to review recent spending trends and forecasts
The HHS Budget in Brief provides an overview of the most recent HHS fiscal year budget and outlines key initiatives. You can also view spending trends by HHS Operating and Staff Division.
Learn how OSDBU can help if you are concerned about payment for your contract work at HHS.
Federal OSDBU Directors Interagency Council
Each federal agency with contracting authority is required by the Small Business Act to establish an Office of Small and Disadvantages Business Utilization (OSDBU) to help small businesses that seek government contracts. The Federal OSDBU Directors Interagency Council website provides information on several agencies and on key small business issues and topics.
Small business information on HHS operating division websites including: