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Argonne Resources for Vendors

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.

Procurement Terms and Conditions

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

Code of Conduct

Argonne is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment and culture. Argonne’s Code of Conduct sets expectations for everyone in the Argonne community – including vendors. Please review Argonne’s Code of Conduct. Behavior that is inconsistent with Argonne’s Code of Conduct may result in suspension of Argonne access privileges and/or disqualification from doing business with Argonne.

Facilities Design Guide

Argonne’s Facilities Management and Services Division has primary responsibility for developing and maintaining the site, buildings, and physical plant of the laboratory. The Facilities Design Guide provides the requirements for facilities-related codes, designs, and items specific to Argonne. If a vendor is going to be doing work on the Argonne campus, it is imperative that the vendor abide by these guidelines. 

Employee Concerns Program

Argonne National Laboratory has a structured process for accepting, processing, and resolving employee concerns in a timely manner. Argonne’s Employee Concerns program is open to any member of the Argonne community, including contractors and their employees. Argonne encourages any concerned individual to raise concerns about any issue that they believe adversely affects the Laboratory’s ability to accomplish its mission in a safe and efficient manner. Argonne management values this involvement and actively supports an atmosphere in which concerned individuals feel free to speak-up.

An employee concern is a good faith expression by a concerned individual that an activity, policy, or practice of the Laboratory including, but not limited to, that which is related to the environment, safety, health, security, quality, and management of facilities and/or operations, should be improved, modified, or terminated. Concerns also include situations where an individual is subjected to harassment, intimidation, retaliation/reprisal, or discrimination (HIRD) for expressing a concern. The Laboratory strictly forbids retaliation of any kind against anyone who raises an employee concern.

Step-by-step procedures can be found in LMS-PROC-342. Information about the Employee Concerns program is included on a Department of Energy (DOE) poster.