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Small Business

Small Businesses are the Heart of the Economy

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HHS Outreach Activities and Events

HHS is committed to helping small businesses in their pursuit of health and human services related contracts. Learn about our opportunities for you to learn about HHS, its contracting opportunities, and how we can do business together. Here's how we reach out to businesses: 

  • Browse the Calendar of Events for the latest information on upcoming small business events.
  • Be sure to register for the Vendor Outreach Sessions (when available).

Contracting Information

Locate sources of detailed current and future contract information available to those interested in working with HHS:

Special Small Business Program

Our Mentor Protégé Program offers opportunities for small businesses to work with large companies.

Effective, Monday, September 10, 2012, the HHS OSDBU has placed a temporary moratorium for new applicants for the Mentor-Protégé Program. Our team is revamping this important initiative to provide additional incentives to all participating and future mentors and protégés.

Please Subscribe to our email notifications to receive updates when the Mentor Protégé Program resumes.  Thank you for your patience.

Small Business Program Policies, Procedures and Reports

Learn about our Small Business Utilization Program, policies, procedures and reports to better understand how to work with government agencies. 


Small Business Program Policy Manual
Learn about how HHS administers its small business utilization program.

8(a) Partnership Agreement Between SBA and HHS [PDF - 520KB]
Read about the partnership that HHS has with the Small Business Administration


HHS 653 Small Business Review Form (doc - 3 pages)
This form will assist users in reviewing acquisition projects.



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Last Updated: 09/12/2012