Small Business Resources
For small businesses looking to grow outside of their traditional markets, whether through organic growth or teaming opportunities, NNSA and EM’s nationwide supply chain represents a strong opportunity. High quality, technically superior, and competitively priced small business suppliers can be and have been selected for multi-site and enterprise-wide agreements.
We value small business
The Supply Chain Management Center uses contracting criteria that ensures compliance and fair market competition resulting in the overall best value for contract awards while supporting the development of local, small and minority owned businesses. They have an important role to play.
We’re looking for high quality, technically superior, and competitively priced suppliers. Suppliers are chosen based on a list of desirable characteristics, which includes the ability to meet site-specific requirements. The SCMC seeks qualified suppliers by conducting market research and consulting with commodity experts at each of the DOE sites. Suppliers with strong past performance, especially when recommended by individual prime contractors, are preferred.
The SCMC maintains a database of companies interested in exploring multi-site and enterprise-wide agreements, exposing your small business to DOE contractors across the country as part of the strategic sourcing program, as well as when individual contractors complete their own site-specific market research. The database is accessible to individual NNSA and EM sites through an enterprise-wide web portal.
Once you've registered your interest in being part of the database, be sure to visit the site again at least once a quarter to see what new opportunities are posted and if new small business resources have been published. How-to guides and white papers are being developed to help small businesses identify how to better match at the site-specific, multi-site, and enterprise-wide levels.
Find ways of partnering with prime contractors locally and across the enterprise
The contractors can often be your strongest advocate if they consider your company to be a top performer or best-in-class supplier. It is those endorsements we look for when seeking input as to which suppliers could possibly serve multiple locations.
Kansas City National Security Campus
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Nevada National Security Site
Sandia National Laboratories
Y-12 National Security Complex
Waste Isolation Pilot Project
Nuclear Waste Partnership
West Valley Demonstration Project
CH2M Hill Babcock & Wilcox West Valley (CHBWV)
Los Alamos National Laboratory Legacy Cleanup Contract (N/A)