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Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

U.S. Department of State
OSDBU, SA-6, Room L500
Washington, DC 20522
Phone: (703) 875-6822


Regulatory Compliance Assistance Point of Contact:

Thelma Edmunds
Procurement Analyst
Phone: (703) 516-1953

Competition in Contracting Point of Contact:

Sharon James
Competition Advocate
Phone: 703-875-5429



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