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.
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.