Small business vendors information

Are you a small business owner interested in working with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)? We depend on contractors and vendors to carry out our mission at the highest level. We are committed to integrating small businesses into our operations and providing them with opportunities to contribute to the future of domestic and global intellectual property protection.

At the USPTO, we want to ensure maximum practicable small business opportunities for both prime contractors and subcontractors. This page is intended to provide small businesses with helpful resources and insights into the USPTO's acquisition process by advocating strategies in requirements, highlighting important policies, and with direct industry outreach. 

FY19 USPTO Small Business Prime Goals
Small Business 49%
Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) 14%
8(a) 8%
Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) 12%
Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) 3%
Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) 4%
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) 3.5%