How to Do Business with the Department of Energy

Thank you for your interest in doing business with the Department of Energy (DOE).

Partnering with the federal government is much different than partnering with the private sector. In order to become a service provider, a contractor must clearly and convincingly demonstrate that it can fulfill a government requirement in an advantageous manner. To this end, we ask all businesses that are interested in contracting with DOE to complete the following introductory steps:

  1. Register your firm on the System for Award Management (SAM): This process is free. Please report any request for payment to
  2. Contact your local Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and your local SBA Small Business Development Center.  In order to find the closest to you, see and
  3. Visit DOE’s Acquisition Forecast: Here you can browse upcoming procurement opportunities. If you find an opportunity that is applicable to your firm’s capabilities, feel free to reach out to the point of contact for more detailed information.
  4. Visit the SBA’s Government Contracting Classroom web page to familiarize yourself with the basics of government contracting:
  5. Reach out to your Procurement Center Representative (PCR) for information pertaining to training, outreach, and research:
  6. Visit the Minority Business Development Agency’s website to obtain technical assistance, information on access to capital, and more:
  7. Visit the website for DOE’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) to familiarize yourself with our office and how we can further assist you:
  8. Consider submitting an unsolicited proposal. An unsolicited proposal is an application for support of an idea, method, or approach, which is submitted by an individual, business, or organization based solely on the proposer’s initiative rather than in response to a DOE solicitation:
  9. Consider attending an event at which a small business liaison will be present. OSDBU’s calendar of events can be found here:

In addition to the above, please take some time to go through the documents below:

  1. Small Business Program Manager (SBPM) Directory. SBPMs are useful points of contact who can provide information pertaining to upcoming procurement opportunities. They can also help small businesses market themselves to program elements.
  2. List of Administrative Services procured in DOE Headquarters (Washington, DC and Germantown, MD)
  3. Map of DOE Laboratories and Field Facilities
  4. OSDBU Tri-Fold Brochure
  5. Additional DOE initiatives/resources for consideration

DOE Program Offices, Sites and Laboratory Forecasts:

Name of Program Office, Site and Laboratory Link
Ames Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory
Bonneville Power Administration
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Bechtel National Inc. Waste Treatment Plant Project
Carlsbad Field Office
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Golden Field Office
Idaho Operations Office
Idaho National Laboratory
Kansas City Plant
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory…
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory…
Los Alamos National Laboratory
National Energy Technology Laboratory
National Nuclear Security Administration
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program
New Brunswick Laboratory
Nevada National Security Site (NNSS)
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge Y-12 and Pantex…
Office of River Protection
Office of Science Field Offices
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office…
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Richland Operations Office
Sandia National Laboratories
Savannah River National Laboratory
Savannah River Operations Office
Savannah River Remediation (SRR)…
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory…
Southeastern Power Administration
Southwestern Power Administration
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Western Area Power Administration

Opportunities and other information is also posted to each of these Fluor operated DOE sites:



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