FRAUDULENT PURCHASE ORDERS
Suppliers and vendors: Please be aware that fraudulent purchase orders and requests for proposals, which purport to originate from Argonne National Laboratory, are being circulated across the country. Argonne has become aware of a recent increase in such fraudulent correspondence linked to the COVID-19 situation. If you do not recognize the Argonne contact name on a request for proposal or purchase order you believe you have received from us, or if you have not done business with Argonne recently and have received a request for proposal or purchase order purporting to be from Argonne, please contact Argonne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-630-252-3456. Argonne is not liable for unauthorized or fraudulent activities purporting to be from Argonne. If your company has been contacted, please also report incidents using the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center to file a complaint www.ic3.gov.
Contracts Containing “FAR 52.223-99: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors” Clause
For contracts containing the above clause, we direct your attention to guidance from the U.S. Department of Energy on enforcement.
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 accomplishes this by using a variety of practices that comply with the U.S. Department of Energy 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.