Washington--The OSDBU Council is an informal organization of Federal small business program officials that comes together monthly to exchange and discuss information on acquisition methods, issues and strategies; small business program initiatives and processes; and small business related outreach events that permit their respective agencies to increase their utilization of small businesses as prime and subcontractors to meet their annual requirements for services and goods.
The OSDBU Council is led by the Directors of the Federal OSDBUs who individually work closely with the U. S. Small Business Administration in the implementation of the Federal small business contracting programs.
Each year the OSDBU Council convenes an OSDBU Directors' Procurement Conference which brings together small business owners and representatives, large corporations, and Federal small business officials from throughout the country. This year's conference will be held on April 22, 2009 at the Dulles Expo Center (North Hall) in Chantilly, Virginia. For related blogs and discussions, visit the bdpatoday Groupsite for updates from host and participating BDPA chapters. Visit BDPA at booth #146.