3. DOE Small Business Opportunity Days at the National Labs
In 2023, the OSDBU partnered with the National Laboratories to host a series of small business opportunity days to maximize opportunities for service-disabled veteran-owned, women-owned, small disadvantaged, and HUBZone small businesses. On March 28, the OSDBU, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory hosted the Women-Owned Small Business Opportunity Day. For the next event in the series, the OSDBU and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) hosted the HUBZone and SDB Small Business Opportunity Day on May 3 at NETL in Morgantown, West Virginia. The third opportunity day, hosted by the OSDBU and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), took place on November 8 at PNNL in Richland, Washington and focused on veteran-owned small businesses. DOE has awarded more than $20 million dollars from these events and the OSDBU will continue collaborating with National Laboratories on Small Business Opportunity Days to provide in-depth information, resources, and a wide range of opportunities to support the Department’s mission.
A special thanks to all small businesses working with the Department as well as DOE stakeholders utilizing small businesses to support DOE’s mission. In 2023, the Department made significant increases in awards to small businesses, including underrepresented firms, and the future continues to look bright. Through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, DOE is proud to partner with small businesses to advance the clean energy economy. Please join the DOE OSDBU for the 2024 DOE Small Business Forum & Expo on June 4-5, 2024, in Minneapolis! The conference website and registration will be launched in January 2024.
Official news published at https://www.energy.gov/osdbu/articles/top-three-doe-small-business-accomplishments-2023