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 (ANL), are being circulated across the country. ANL has become aware of a recent increase in such fraudulent correspondence linked to the COVID-19 situation. If you do not recognize the ANL 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 ANL recently and have received a request for proposal or purchase order purporting to be from ANL, please contact ANL at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-630-252-3456. ANL is not liable for unauthorized or fraudulent activities purporting to be from ANL. If your company has been contacted, please also report incidents using the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center to file a complaint www.ic3.gov.
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.