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Small Business Program

ORAU Procurement and Contracts Administration proactively works with small businesses to provide goods and services

Facility Management Contractor Small Business Achievement of the Year Award for fiscal year 2013

Pictured above (L-R) are Heidi Timmerman, director of Procurement and Contracts Administration; Rebecca Crowe, Small Business advocate; both with ORAU, receiving the Facility Management Contractor Small Business Achievement of the Year Award for fiscal year 2013 from Kevin Knobloch, Chief of Staff for the DOE Office of the Secretary (far left) and John Hale, III, Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization for DOE (far right).

It is the policy of ORAU to apply efforts of outreach and technical assistance to identify, qualify, and utilize the following companies:

  • small businesses
  • HUBZone small businesses
  • small disadvantaged businesses
  • women-owned small businesses
  • veteran-owned small businesses
  • service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses
  • historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and
  • other minority educational institutions (MEIs)...

to the maximum extent possible that is consistent with the efficient performance of ORAU’s prime contracts.

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 Advocate.

The System for Award Management is a Federal Government owned and operated free website that consolidates several systems that were previously established. The Dynamic Small Business Search is an online service created by the SBA to champion America’s Small Business entrepreneurs through a procurement marketing and access network.

Mentor Protégé Program

The Mentor-Protégé Program is designed to encourage approved mentors to provide various forms of assistance to eligible protégé participants. The purpose of the ORAU mentor-protégé relationship is to enhance the capabilities of the protégés and to improve their ability to successfully compete for federal contracts.