Tapping into government contracts can be a game-changer for businesses looking to scale and grow. The Virginia MBDA Business Center hosted this virtual discussion with the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) regarding their FY 2023 Initiatives & Goals. This webinar focuses on empowering minority businesses with invaluable insights and knowledge to navigate the process of working with the Department of the Treasury.
Joining us in this discussion is Mr. Brian Watson, who will guide us through the intricate landscape of government contracting, shedding light on establishing connections with the treasury and securing those sought-after government contracts. Brian will share insights, tools, and training resources to equip the minority business community with the essential information they need. So, whether you’re a startup, a small enterprise, or an established business, there is something for you on how to do business with the Department of the Treasury successfully.
Click below for the Treasury OSDBU website where you can access their Small Business Electronic Capability Statement (SB-eCS), Forecast of Contract Opportunities, Outreach Activities, and Mentor-Protégé Program, and more: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/small-business-programs/small-and-disadvantaged-business-utilization-0.
Here’s What You’ll Get In This Episode
[00:01] Episode intro and what’s in for you with Mr. Brian Watson from Treasury
[02:32] A quick bio of Mr. Brian Watson from the U.S Department of Treasury
[04:46] A brief overview of the U.S Department of Treasury as a federal agency
[09:15] Who is who, and what is their mission at the U.S Treasury bureaus
[11:19] Bureaus that engage in contracts within the Treasury
[14:49] Vendor outreaches during the Covid and whether that’s a plan to resume
[18:01] Treasury’s business partnership program
[23:24] How small businesses can gain access to Treasury’s contract opportunities
[32:07] Can 8(a) companies get contract opportunities on the IRS website?
[34:10] More questions from the audience
[57:47] Wrap up and final thoughts
[01:02:06] Ending the show and call to action
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