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News & Developments in the Business of Government

There are literally hundreds of federal buying opportunities scattered all over the country. It is a significant task to identify the agencies, departments, bureaus, installations, and officers which purchase your products or services. But you can find help in the process, including the use of this Hispanic Business Federal Resource Guide.

The Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is the first point-of-contact for minority entrepreneurs seeking to sell their products or services to a federal agency. Following is an up-to-date list for 2002.
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The Small Business Administration (SBA) maintains a network of government procurement offices to increase the small-business share of federal contracting.
From the annual Hispanic Business Magazine Federal Resource Guide, news and information on federal procurement efforts.
Under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, companies with 500 or fewer employees can receive grants of up to $850,000 for early-stage research and development.
Many federal agencies maintain an Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). This is the first point of contact for minority entrepreneurs seeking to sell their products or services to the federal government.
Fred Armendariz, an entrepreneur with several companies to his credit, has been chosen to head the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Government Contracting and Business Development.
The Treasury Department's Office of Small Business Development has developed programs to increase opportunities for small companies to do business with the department.
The Acquisition Reform Network Web site contains a complete list of procurement regulations, as well as links to procurement forecasts at federal agencies.
As part of its Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) recognized inventions by U.S. Hispanics.







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