Construction Contractor Checklist
For small businesses seeking contracting opportunities with Argonne in the construction/demolition field, please be sure you have taken the following steps in advance of receiving a contract solicitation to ensure you are in a position to make a successful bid:
- Determine whether your company is a small business. Check the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes for your industry and the related size standard and gross revenue standards.
- Obtain the appropriate certifications to validate your specific type of small business (woman-owned, service-disabled veteran, HUBZone, etc.).
- Obtain a DUNS Number from the commercial company Dun & Bradstreet (D&B).
- Complete and submit a prequalification package: To obtain a prequalification package, contact Lee Zachos, Small Business Liaison Officer, at 630-252-8842.
- Submit a Corporate Health and Safety Plan that includes proof of compliance with all applicable Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) regulations and requirements, including:
- Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) including but not limited to parts 1910 and 1926
- Title 40 CFR, Protection of Environment, 49 CFR, Transportation, and 10 CFR 851 Workers Safety and Health Program as well as other applicable state, federal, and local regulations for construction
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E, "Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace"
Note: Contractors must also have a satisfactory performance record with no seriously deficient contract performance.
- Register your firm in the System for Award Management (SAM): All government contractors must be registered in this FREE database prior to the award of a government contract.