The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) was established in October 1979 pursuant to Public Law 95-507, which assigned it the task of fostering the use of small and disadvantaged businesses as Federal contractors. To accomplish this task, the OSDBU develops and implements appropriate outreach programs aimed at heightening the awareness of the small business community to the contracting opportunities available within SSA. Outreach efforts include activities such as sponsoring small business fairs and procurement conferences, as well as participating in trade group seminars, conventions, and other forums which promote the utilization of small and disadvantaged businesses as contractors.
The OSDBU encourages buyers and program officials to consider small businesses, and to support all the socio-economic contracting programs in place under the Federal Acquisition Regulations.
If you have any questions concerning SSA's contracting opportunities under the socio-economic programs, please contact Leslie Ford.
SSA Vendor Repository
This document provides instructions on how vendors can submit information to be included in the newly created SSA vendor database. This database will be used for COTR market research.
Recent SSA Headquarters Contracting History
This is a listing of awards made by the Office of Acquisition and Grants, the contracting office for the Social Security Administration.
If your firm is a small business or minority business enterprise, we encourage you to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) , formally the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Database. SSA uses SAM as the primary database to identify small and disadvantaged businesses to fulfill our requirements.
Small Business Goals
Fiscal Year 2020 Small Business Prime and Subcontract Goals for the Social Security Administration
|Categories||Prime Goal||Sub Goal|
|Small Disadvantaged Business||5.00%||5.00%|
|Women Owned Small Business||5.00%||5.00%|
|Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business||3.00%||3.00%|
The Social Security Administration FY19 scorecard will be published on the sba.gov website: https://www.sba.gov/document/support--small-business-procurement-scorecard-overview immediately after the release.
For historic Social Security Administration scorecard, please select from the list below:
Leslie Ford, Director
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
1540 Robert M. Ball Building
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21244
Voice Mail: (410) 594-0111
FAX: (410) 965-2965
SSA Monthly Vendor Outreach Sessions
The Social Security Administration's OSDBU hosts a monthly vendor outreach session. Outreach sessions provide counseling and guidance necessary for successful participation in the federal acquisition process.
|When:||Every third Wednesday of the Month|
|Cost:||Free of charge|
|Reservations:||Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Vendors will receive an electronic invitation to the next monthly outreach session. Every attendee must acknowledge invitation and give full name as it appears on identification. Failure to follow these instructions could jeopardize getting access to the facility.|