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:
- Register your firm on the System for Award Management (SAM): www.sam.gov. This process is free. Please report any request for payment to https://energy.gov/gc/action-center-office-general-counsel/report-fraud-inspector-general.
- 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 https://www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/ogc/resources/362381 and https://www.sba.gov/tools/local-assistance/sbdc
- Visit DOE’s Acquisition Forecast: https://energy.gov/osdbu/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.
- Visit the SBA’s Government Contracting Classroom web page to familiarize yourself with the basics of government contracting: https://www.sba.gov/contracting/resources-small-businesses/government-contracting-classroom.
- Reach out to your Procurement Center Representative (PCR) for information pertaining to training, outreach, and research: https://www.sba.gov/contracting/contracting-officials/procurement-center-representatives.
- Visit the Minority Business Development Agency’s website to obtain technical assistance, information on access to capital, and more: http://www.mbda.gov/.
- 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: https://energy.gov/osdbu/office-small-and-disadvantaged-business-utilization.
- 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: http://www.netl.doe.gov/business/unsolicited-proposals.
- Consider attending an event at which a small business liaison will be present. OSDBU’s calendar of events can be found here: https://energy.gov/osdbu/calendars/office-small-and-disadvantaged-business-utilization-events.
In addition to the above, please take some time to go through the documents below:
- 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.
- List of Administrative Services procured in DOE Headquarters (Washington, DC and Germantown, MD)
- Map of DOE Laboratories and Field Facilities
- OSDBU Tri-Fold Brochure
- Additional DOE initiatives/resources for consideration
DOE Program Offices, Sites and Laboratory Forecasts:
Opportunities and other information is also posted to each of these Fluor operated DOE sites:
- Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) – http://www.savannahrivernuclearsolutions.com/
- Idaho – https://fluor-idaho.com/Home
- Paducah – http://ffspaducah.com/
- Portsmouth – http://www.fbportsmouth.com/
- Strategic Petroleum Reserve – http://www.fluorfpo.com/
United States Congress
- U.S. House of Representatives
- U.S. Senate
- C-Span network
- THOMAS legislative database
- General Accounting Office
U.S. Department of Energy
- DOE Homepage
- Office of Environmental Management
- Office of Legacy Management
- Office of Nuclear Energy
- Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- Office of Science
- National Nuclear Security Administration
- DOE Searchable Phonebook
Other Federal Departments and Agencies
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission
- Department of Defense
- Office of Management and Budget
- General Services Administration
- Acquisition Central (FAR, NAICS, Product Service Codes, etc.)
- DOE/NNSA Acquisition Forecasts
- Federal Business Opportunities
- DOE Headquarters Forecast Website
Small Business Resources
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- SBA Small Business Size Standards
- DOE Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business
- DOD Office of Small Business Programs
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