Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Mission: The GSA OSBU has nationwide responsibility for GSA’s small business programs, and is the chief advocate for small and disadvantaged businesses. We promote increased access to GSA’s nationwide procurement opportunities, and engage in activities that make it possible for the small business community to meet key contracting experts and to receive counseling on the federal procurement process.

GSA’s Goal is to be a model for outstanding customer service in government and to fulfill the agency mission of providing the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services in support of the American people.

Key Priorities of our Administrator, Emily Murphy are: Ethical Leadership, Improve Transparency, Reduce Duplication, and Increase Competition.

GSA's Mission icon -- storefront with awning -- representing its Small Business Mission

The GSA OSBU monitors and implements small business policies within GSA, and manages a range of socioeconomic programs mandated by law, and in support of the Small Business Administration, such as the:

  • Small Business Procurement Preference Goaling Program

  • Section 8(a) Business Development Program

  • Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program

  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program

  • Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business Programs(SDVOSB)

  • Subcontracting Assistance Program

We collaborate across the agency and partner with many GSA offices including the following business lines:

We also work closely with agencies outside of GSA, plus organizations such as Small Business Coalitions and other small business advocacy groups, like the Procurement Technical Assistant Centers (PTACs) and various Chambers of Commerce. These groups, located across the country, help contribute to OSBU's success.

This is just a snapshot of our vision to contribute to the hard work of bringing small businesses to the forefront, and to market their capabilities as a source of success for our agency buyers and customers. To view specific ways the GSA OSBU helps the small business communities, which helps contribute to their success, visit our How We Help Tab.

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Last Reviewed: 2020-03-27