“The Director, OSDBU, serves as a chief advisor and principal consultant to the Deputy Secretary on all matters concerning minority, small and disadvantaged, women-owned and disabled veteran businesses in ED programs.”
- Initiates, develops and defines policies, procedures, goals, regulations and guidance for administering and implementing ED-wide OSDBU activities.
- Coordinates OSDBU activities with ED’s two procurement offices: Office of Acquisition and Grants Administration in the Office of Finance and Operations (OFO) and the Federal Student Aid Acquisitions group within Federal Student Aid.
- Reviews, analyzes and evaluates broad, varied and complex legislation and ED-wide administrative programs which relate to functions and activities of small, disadvantaged and women-owned businesses; ascertains problem areas; evaluates proposed actions; and identifies areas where greater participation may be achieved; sets goals and objectives and assesses the impact of changes resulting from programmatic activity in ED.
- Identifies proposed solicitations that involve contract requirements and works with ED officials to develop and propose procurement strategies to increase the likelihood of participation of small businesses as prime contractors, or to facilitate small business participation as subcontractors and suppliers.
- Monitors the effectiveness of Department of Education contracts, procurements, and contractors in accomplishing the objectives of the Department of Education’s Small and Disadvantaged Business Subcontracting Program…