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ORAU's Procurement & Partnerships, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, provides support for all ORAU offices nationwide through quality and timely procurement of goods and services. ORAU is committed to maintaining the utmost integrity in fulfilling the diverse needs of the organization, while executing these purchases in an ethical and sustainable manner.

If you are a vendor, supplier, subcontractor, or other entity and want to conduct business with ORAU, the sections below should provide the information you need to get started.

Impact Areas

Program/Site Office Name: Office of Science
Type of Acquisition: Live Streaming Services
Acquisition Description: On-site live streaming services for summer program(s)
Type of Action: Small Business Set-Aside | NAICS Code: 516210 (Internet Broadcasting)
Estimated Dollar Range: $15K-$20K
RFP Release Date: FY 2024
Contact Info: Angela Hawn

Program/Site Office Name: Office of Science
Type of Acquisition: Photography
Acquisition Description: Photography services for public events in Washington, D.C. area
Type of Action: Small Business Set-Aside | NAICS Code: 541922 (Commercial Photography)
Estimated Dollar Range: $50K-$100K
RFP Release Date: FY 2024
Contact Info: Angela Hawn

Program/Site Office Name: Office of Science
Type of Acquisition: Transportation Services
Acquisition Description: Transportation for participants and teachers to various destinations within the Washington, D.C. area
Type of Action: Small Business Set-Aside | NAICS Code: 485510 (Charter Bus Services)
Estimated Dollar Range: $100K-$200K
RFP Release Date: TBD
Contact Info: Angela Hawn

Program/Site Office Name: Office of Science
Type of Acquisition: Technical Assistance Services
Acquisition Description: Professional Services for a Quality Assurance subject matter expert
Type of Action: Small Business Set-Aside | NAICS Code: 541511 (Customer Computer Programming Services)
Estimated Dollar Range: TBD
Anticipated Award Fiscal Year: FY 2024 
Contact Info: Angela Hawn

ORAU's Procurement subcontract administrators and buyers purchase a wide variety of services and products in order to perform work for ORAU clients.

Purchases include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer hardware, software, and supplies
  • Electrical and electronic instruments and systems
  • Mechanical equipment and supplies
  • Laboratory, safety, and operating products
  • Environmental and waste management services
  • Professional and administrative services
  • Engineering support services
  • Research and development
  • National security operations
  • Information technology
  • Construction materials and services
  • Real estate/leases

ORAU Procurement staff hold the actual authority to commit to purchases. Therefore, suppliers shall act only on purchase commitments made by authorized ORAU Procurement & Partnerships personnel.

Below please find a list of forms to assist you in working with ORAU’s Procurement & Partnerships department.

Helpful online resources for ORAU suppliers and subcontrators.

Small Business Program

ORAU Procurement & Partnerships proactively works with small businesses to purchase goods and services. It is ORAU’s commitment to apply efforts of outreach and technical assistance to identify, qualify, and utilize companies in the following categories to the maximum extent possible that is consistent with the efficient performance of ORAU’s prime contracts:

  • Small businesses (SB)
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small businesses
  • Small disadvantaged businesses (SDB)
  • Women-owned small businesses (WOSB)
  • Veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB)
  • Service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB)
  • Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)
  • Other minority educational institutions (MEIs)

This office utilizes the System for Award Management (SAM) and the Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) managed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to identify potential sources, along with outreach at small business events.

ORAU invites suppliers to submit a one-page capabilty statement by email to the Small Business Program Office.

ORAU a winner of the EPEAT purchasing award

For the eighth consecutive year, ORAU has earned recognition from the Global Electronics Council (GEC) for its commitment to purchase information technology products that meet the highest standards for being environmentally friendly.

The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Purchaser Award goes to organizations that have demonstrated excellence in making purchases of electronics with the least possible environmental impact. The GEC first established the EPEAT Purchaser Award in 2015, and ORAU has earned the honor every year since then. 

Read more about ORAU's 2022 EPEAT recognition

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Contact us

For information about ORAU’s procurement services, contact the ORAU Procurement Office at (865) 576-3049 or