NIH Small Business Program Office

About the NIH Small Business Program Office


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Program Office serves as a counsel and advocate for small businesses at the NIH and represents NIH to the small business industry.


  • Provides technical assistance to the NIH acquisition community.
  • Represents NIH at various small business outreach events.
  • Advises the NIH Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA) on small business matters relating to the NIH.
  • Promotes the use of Small and Disadvantaged (SDB), Women-Owned (WOSB), Historically Under-Utilized Business Zone (HUBZone) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SBVOSB) Small Businesses for NIH contract awards
  • Supports the utilization of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) for NIH contract and grant awards.
  • Participates in training, counseling sessions and industry day events. 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 9:00am - 12:00pm

NIH Neuroscience Building

6001 Executive Blvd.

Conference Rooms C

Bethesda, Maryland 20852

Our featured contract office for this month is the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The NICHD mission is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes, and that all children have the chance to achieve their full potential for healthy and productive lives. The institute also aims to ensure the health, productivity, independence, and well-being of people through optimal rehabilitation.. Please visit for additional information about NICHD.

Vendors will also be given an overview of the NIH acquisition process, meet with representatives from the NIH Purchase Card Program, Blanket Purchase Agreement office and NITAAC. 

This event is FREE!

Space is Limited

Each company is limited to ONE attendee

Paid parking is available and White Flint Metro Station is nearby.

Please utilize the following registration link

Registration must be completed no later than Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time).

HHS Procurement Forecast

Current Small Business Opportunities

Contact Us:

Please send an email to or contact by telephone at 301-451-3861




  • NIH Small Business Program Office

Owens-Scarboro, Annette

Program Manager



  • Department of Health and Human Services - Small Business Specialists assigned to NIH
      Berry, Wayne Small Business Specialist 301-496-9639 6100/6E01H
      Center, Marvin Small Business Specialist 301-496-9639  
      Ferguson, Jonathan Small Business Specialist 301-496-9639 6100/6E01V
      Fax Number: 301-480-2503


      Last Modified On: Feb 06, 2017