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:

  1. 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.
     
  2. Obtain the appropriate certifications to validate your specific type of small business (woman-owned, service-disabled veteran, HUBZone, etc.).
     
  3. Obtain a DUNS Number from the commercial company Dun & Bradstreet (D&B).
     
  4. Complete and submit a prequalification package: To obtain a prequalification package, contact Lee Zachos, Small Business Liaison Officer, at 630-252-8842.
     
  5. 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.
  1. 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.