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Small and Disadvantaged Business

NRCS works with USDA's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), which was established June 26, 1979 pursuant to Public Law (P.L.) 95-507. Through this work, NRCS fosters the use of small, disadvantaged and women-owned businesses as federal contractors.


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System for Award Management

The System for Award Management (SAM) is the Official U.S. Government system that consolidated the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS. There is NO fee to register for this site. Entities may register at no cost directly from the SAM website.