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Guide to Doing Business


The Guide to Doing Business With the Department of State is designed to familiarize small, minority, and female-owned businesses with the Department's procurement program. The Guide is intended to assist those small, minority, and female-owned firms seeking to do business with the Department in identifying procurement opportunities within the Department.  The Guide is issued by the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (A/SDBU).  

The Guide covers:

  • Procurement program and acquisition policy.
  • Points of  contacts under the various categories of products and services for which the Department contracts.
  • Briefing memorandum on the Department's small business program.
  • Listing of all Federal Offices of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU).
  • Potential subcontracting opportunities through the Department's larger prime contractors.
  • Contacts for trade and investment-related issues.
  • Other government publications and subscriptions of interest such as the Department of State acquisition website


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