By completing the following steps, you can ensure your small business is prepared to respond to contracting opportunities from Argonne:
- View what Argonne is buying to determine whether there is a need for your particular product or service.
- 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).
- Register 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.
- Contact your local Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) for information and assistance on securing government contracts.
- Use FedBizOpps and Fedbid for information on upcoming federal contracting opportunities.
- Fill out a Supplier Information Form or create a one-page capabilities summary of the products and/or services you want to sell, and send to the Small Business Office.
- Follow up: Contact the DOE Small Business Program Manager or Argonne’s Small Business Liaison Officer to see if they received your supplier information form or capability statement, and request to schedule a meeting.