Procurement
Argonne spends approximately $300,000,000 annually through procurements to a diverse group of large and small business concerns for a broad range of products and services which support the laboratory's overall mission.

The objective of the Argonne National Laboratory procurement system is to provide quality products and services in a timely manner to procurement customers. The Argonne Procurement Department will accomplish this by using a variety of practices that comply with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Prime Contract mandates and statutory requirements. Argonne spends approximately $300,000,000 annually through procurements to a diverse group of large and small business concerns for a broad range of products and services which support the laboratory's overall mission.

Procurement Terms and Conditions

Argonne's Standard Terms and Conditions are available online for viewing and downloading.

DOE Energy Forecast of Opportunities

To assist in financial planning, the DOE's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization publishes upcoming procurement projections online. This Web site provides efficient and effective access to the DOE's forecasted requirements over $100,000.

These procurement projections are based on the best information available from DOE's contributing headquarters, field, laboratory and prime contractor offices. These projects and the requirements that drive them are subject to revision or cancellation, depending on changing program priorities, needs and funding. Final decisions on any aspect of the procurement action will not be made until each requirement has been initiated.

Central Contractor Registration

In finding and verifying identified business classifications, Argonne uses the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), which is the primary registrant database for the U.S. government. CCR collects, validates, stores and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions. Learn more about CCR policy and background, or refer to the CCR Handbook or Frequently Asked Questions.

Online Representations and Certifications Application

The Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) is an e-government initiative designed by the Integrated Acquisition Environment to replace the paper-based Representations and Certifications process. If you do not have access to the Internet or feel you need extra Internet help, you may contact the Procurement Technical Assistance Center closest to you.

Safety Requirements

Effective Feb. 9, 2007, U.S. Code 10 CFR 851, Worker Safety and Health Program, requires DOE, its contractors, and their subcontractors to have a Worker Safety and Health Program that reduces or prevents occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidental losses by providing DOE contractors and their workers with safe and healthful workplaces at DOE sites. For more information concerning this regulation, please see DOE's Worker Safety and Health Program online.
 
In all its activities, Argonne National Laboratory gives the highest priority to environment, safety and health. Argonne's environmental, safety, and health program strives for excellence in providing a workplace and operations that minimize risk to the general public, to workers and to the environment. The laboratory's Standard Terms and Conditions related to work conducted at the Argonne site govern all worker activities at the laboratory and represent the minimum implementation requirements appropriate for attaining the laboratory's safety goals. If you are interested in performing subcontract work for Argonne, we strongly recommend your becoming familiar with these requirements.