Supply Chain Management Center hosts small business forum in NM
NNSA Administrator Frank Klotz and U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) hosted approximately 350 small business owners from New Mexico on February 18 in the Albuquerque Convention Center. The day included remarks also by U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), Michelle Lujan Grisham, U.S. Representative (D-NM), Steve Pearce, U.S. Representative (R-NM), Ben Ray Lujan, U.S. Representative (D-NM).
The event centered around capturing feedback from New Mexico small businesses and sharing information about the NNSA's Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC), which is managed by Honeywell under the Kansas City National Security Campus contract.
The SCMC was formed 10 years ago to help the Department of Energy and NNSA become a more efficient and cost effective organization by using best practices that balance the consolidated aspects of strategic sourcing with the unique impact DOE's contracts have on local economies. To date, the SCMC has helped the DOE's sites save more than $600M dollars, and 67% of the total annual value of SCMC agreements have been awarded to small businesses. It turns out that New Mexico small businesses are high on the list for both number and annual dollar value of agreements awarded.
At the event, small business owners held one-on-one meetings with commodity managers at the Sandia and Los Alamos Labs and spoke with NNSA procurement personnel throughout the day.