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. 


HUBZone Consortium

The Path to Excellence and Innovation Program (HBCUs)

Current Small Business Opportunities

Small Business Education and Entrepreneurial Development

NIH 1st Quarter Procurement Forecast

Small Business Resources

Upcoming Events

Small Business Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us:

Please use our inquiry and appointment tool to contact the NIH SBPO Submit An Inquiry/Schedule an Appointment

NIH SBPO's Quarterly Newsletter


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