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Vendor Outreach Workshop for Small Businesses in New Mexico of the United States

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AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization of the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture are hosting a Vendor Outreach Workshop for small businesses in the State of New Mexico of the United States that are interested in doing business with each agency. This outreach workshop will review market contracting opportunities for the attendees. Business owners will be able to share their individual perspectives with Contracting Officers, Program Managers and Small Business Specialists from the Department.

DATES:

The workshop will be held on September 15, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

The workshop will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 Second Street, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. Register online at: http://www.doi.gov/​osdbu.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mark Oliver, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, 1951 Constitution Ave., NW., MS-320 SIB, Washington, DC 20240, telephone 1-877-375-9927 (Toll-Free).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

In accordance with the Small Business Act, as amended by Public Law 95-507, the Department has the responsibility to promote the use of small and small disadvantaged business for its acquisition of goods and services. The Department is proud of its accomplishments in meeting its business goals for small, small disadvantaged, 8(a), woman-owned, HUBZone, and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses. In Fiscal Year 2010, the Department awarded 50 percent of its $2.6 billion in contracts to small businesses.

This fiscal year, the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization are reaching out to our internal stakeholders and the Department's small business community by conducting several vendor outreach workshops. The Department's presenters will focus on contracting and subcontracting opportunities and how small businesses can better market services and products. Over 3,000 small businesses have been targeted for this event. If you are a small business interested in working with the Start Printed Page 45848Department, we urge you to register online at: http://www.doi.gov/​osdbu and attend the workshop.

These outreach events are a new and exciting opportunity for the Department's bureaus and offices to improve their support for small business. Additional scheduled events are posted on the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Web site at http://www.doi.gov/​osdbu.

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Mark Oliver,

Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.

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[FR Doc. 2011-19360 Filed 7-29-11; 8:45 am]

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