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Small Business Program Office

The Small Business Program Office (SBPO) is located in the Office of Facilities, Acquisition and Central Services. This program is designed to help small businesses participate in the Agency's procurement and contract activities. The program's goal is to seek out and encourage small, small disadvantaged, women-owned and HUBZone small businesses to provide the Agency with needed products and services. Procurement activities include the purchase of animals for research, animal feed, bedding, cages, laboratory glassware, chemicals and supplies, research studies, conference support, training, computer support services, facilities support, and other related products and services. The SBPO provides several types of assistance to small businesses to increase their exposure to the FDA's program offices and to compete for contract opportunities within the Agency. These efforts include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Advises the FDA staff and provides leadership and direction for the socioeconomic program activities; including outreach efforts to Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and various other advocacy and minority groups.
  • Plans, develops, and implements FDA-wide socioeconomic program policies, procedures, practices, and goals.
  • Maintains continual reviews and evaluation of small business activities within the acquisition operations at the FDA to ensure compliance with Federal, HHS, and FDA Acquisition Regulations, Directives and Manuals.
  • Plans and conducts procurement seminars, expos and conducts one-on-one counseling sessions for contractors and others in the business community.

In addition, the SBPO maintains liaison and serves as a focal point for FDA small business matters with HHS and its Operating Divisions, the Small Business Administration, other Federal Agencies, Congressional Offices, State and Local Government and other organizations.

Small businesses seeking guidance on regulatory or enforcement matters may go to the following web site: http://www.fda.gov/opacom/morechoices/smallbusiness/toc.html


FDA Small Business Program Office Points of Contact:
Mendel D. Hill, Small Business Program Manager
Office of Facilities, Acquisitions  and Central Services
Room 2074, HFA230
5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857
PHONE: (301) 827-7211
FAX: (301) 827-7228
e-mail: MHILL1@oc.fda.gov


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