Small Business Agency Commitment Statement

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes that small businesses, including service disabled veteran-owned, historically underutilized business zone (HUBZone), small disadvantaged, and women-owned, are a vital part of our economy. We embrace a culture of shared responsibility in seeking qualified small businesses to support the mission of the agency. SSA is committed to our country’s small business community providing the maximum number of opportunities in our acquisition program as both prime contractors and subcontractors. We will use policy, programs, and strategies to ensure we achieve our mission including the supplies and services offered by small businesses.
Carolyn W. Colvin

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) was established in October 1979 pursuant to Public Law 95-507, which assigned it the task of fostering the use of small and disadvantaged businesses as Federal contractors. To accomplish this task, the OSDBU develops and implements appropriate outreach programs aimed at heightening the awareness of the small business community to the contracting opportunities available within SSA. Outreach efforts include activities such as sponsoring small business fairs and procurement conferences, as well as participating in trade group seminars, conventions, and other forums which promote the utilization of small and disadvantaged businesses as contractors.

The OSDBU encourages buyers and program officials to consider small businesses, and to support all the socio-economic contracting programs in place under the Federal Acquisition Regulations.

If you have any questions concerning SSA's contracting opportunities under the socio-economic programs, please contact Wayne McDonald.

SSA Vendor Repository

This document provides instructions on how vendors can submit information to be included in the newly created SSA vendor database. This database will be used for COTR market research.

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

The Social Security Administration is proud to implement the policy of the President's Executive Order 13360 , which establishes procurement preferences for small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans. We created web page to disseminate information to service-disabled veteran business that would assist these businesses in participating in awards of agency contracts.

Recent SSA Headquarters Contracting History

This is a listing of awards made by the Office of Acquisition and Grants, the contracting office for the Social Security Administration.


If your firm is a small business or minority business enterprise, we encourage you to register in the System for Award Management (SAM), formally the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Database. SSA uses SAM as the primary database to identify small and disadvantaged businesses to fulfill our requirements.

Small Business Goals

Fiscal Year 2017 Small Business Prime and Subcontract Goals for the Social Security Administration

Categories Prime Goal Sub Goal
Small Business 37.05% 56.33%
Small Disadvantaged Business 5.00% 5.00%
Women Owned Small Business 5.00% 5.00%
Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business 3.00% 3.00%
HUBZone 3.00% 3.00%


Wayne McDonald, Director
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
1540 Robert M. Ball Building
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21244

Voice Mail: (410) 965-7467
FAX: (410) 965-2965
Email: smallbusiness@ssa.gov


SSA Monthly Vendor Outreach Sessions

The Social Security Administration's OSDBU hosts a monthly vendor outreach session. Outreach sessions provide counseling and guidance necessary for successful participation in the federal acquisition process.

When: Every third Wednesday of the Month
Where: 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244
Time: 10:00 a.m. - noon
Cost: Free of charge
Reservations: Email smallbusiness@ssa.gov. Vendors will receive an electronic invitation to the next monthly outreach session. Every attendee must acknowledge invitation and give full name as it appears on identification. Failure to follow these instructions could jeopardize getting access to the facility.