Over the past couple of years, the NASA Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) has ramped up efforts to use social media as another powerful tool to reach small businesses and those interested in OSBP. These new outreach methods are an exciting way to reach those who we may not get direct contact with on a regular basis.
Our Facebook page has gained steady popularity since its inception and now reaches over 7000 individuals worldwide. The OSBP Facebook page gives a unique look into the workings of our office, including photos from outreach events and tips on how to do business with NASA. It also provides another direct way to reach our office.
Our Twitter page reaches out to over 300 small businesses, government agencies and interested parties on a regular basis. This platform allows us to disseminate information regarding sources sought notices, requests for proposals, upcoming events, etc. quickly and efficiently. If you have a small business hoping to do business with NASA, I highly recommend following us.
And, while not social media in the traditional sense, I’d like to remind everyone that our NASA Vendor Database (NVDB) is back up and running. The NVDB allows businesses to post capability briefs for review and to sign up for notifications regarding RFIs, RFPs and Sources Sought Notices. More information about the database can be found in an earlier blog post at http://nasaosbp.blogspot.com/2013/01/nasa-vendor-database-online.html.