The U.S. National Science Foundation's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization provides small and small disadvantaged businesses — including veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned small businesses  —  with extensive practicable opportunities to participate in agency acquisitions.

What we do

  • Support NSF policies, procedures, and training programs to emphasize the agency's commitment to contracting with small businesses.
  • Develop and implement appropriate outreach programs aimed at increasing the small-business community's awareness of the contracting opportunities at NSF.
  • Participate in trade group seminars, conventions, and other forums promoting the utilization of small and small disadvantaged owned businesses as federal contractors.
  • Assist small business concerns to obtain payments, required late payment interest penalties, or information regarding payments due to such concerns.