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General Procurement Information
N3B is the Department of Energy’s prime contractor for cleaning up legacy waste at LANL. We seek to do business with qualified companies offering value and high-quality products and services. Procurement categories include commodities, equipment, information technology, services and construction. N3B procures products and services that meet required quality and schedule at the best value. As such, we seek suppliers who are reliable, cost-effective and safe.
What We Buy At N3B
✓ Commodities: office supplies, laboratory supplies, chemicals, industrial supplies, fasteners, tools, clothing, gasses, petroleum
✓ Construction: new facilities, system upgrade, facility maintenance
✓ Equipment: capital equipment, heavy equipment, instrumentation, engineered hardware
✓ Information technologies: workstations, specialty software, servers, services, software telecommunications services and equipment, equipment systems, personal computers
✓ Services (technical services): engineering, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, landscaping, environmental support, environmental sampling, facility support
Guidance on Process
✓ If you are interested in doing work with N3B, it is recommended that you submit a capabilities statement to N3BProcurementOpportunities@em-la.doe.gov
✓ N3B Procurement does not send out email notifications on business opportunities.
✓ When you see a business opportunity you are interested in, contact the assigned buyer with inquires before the removal date.
✓ Current business opportunities are subject to change or cancellation due to scope, mission, or funding requirements.
✓ Some business opportunities may be set-aside for small businesses. Note the competition type on the business opportunity document to determine if a procurement has been set aside or is open to large and small business competition.
Open solicitations and business opportunities will be posted here each week on Tuesday at 4 p.m., Mountain time. Solicitations and opportunities will be open until seven calendar days after the initial offer date. Solicitations may be submitted via email by sending to N3BProcurementOpportunities
Water Program Technical Oversight
Due Date: Apr 20, 2023 by 5:00pm MST
Request for Proposal (RFP) 0003972- Water Program Technical Oversight. Please note the following critical schedule related items: Subcontractor Questions are due to N3B on April 5, 2023 and should be submitted to n3bprocurementopportunities@EM-LA.DOE.GOV N3B Response to Questions will…
Small Business Outreach
Working with Small Business
N3B has a goal to increase the extent, variety and complexity of small business involvement, and to ensure that small businesses participate in meaningful prime contract performance.
Initiating Business with N3B
The N3B Small Business Program Office serves as the advocate and point-of-contact for businesses seeking contracting opportunities. Use the following steps to initiate business with N3B:
- For Information on obtaining a data universal numbering system (DUNS) number click here.
- Register your business in the System for Award Management at SAM.gov. It is required for small businesses. For help with SAM registration, visit your local Procurement Technical Assistance Center.
- Contact N3B Procurement at n3bprocurementopportunities@EM-LA.DOE.GOV to discuss potential opportunities.
Small Business Resources
SDVets and Veterans register at Department of Veterans Affairs & Veterans Corporation
Searchable Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Agency FAR supplements
For extended assistance in contracting, visit the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
Federal Procurement Policy – If you intend to contract with the Federal Government, stay involved in Senate and House procurement policy issues.
Below are resources such as downloadable vendor forms and links to important procurement resources. Resources include the System for Award Management (SAM) website, Procurement Technical Assistance (PTAC) website, and the Federal Procurement Data System website
Federal Procurement Data System
Government agencies are responsible for collecting and reporting data on federal procurements through the Federal Procurement Data System–Next Generation (FPDS-NG). The federal government uses the reported data to measure and assess the impact of federal procurement on the nation’s economy, learn how awards are made to businesses in various socioeconomic categories, understand the impact of full and open competition on the acquisition process, and address changes to procurement policy. Contracting Officers (COs) must submit complete reports on all contract actions, as required by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
The Small Business Administration (SBA)
Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses. https://www.sba.gov/about-sba
Procurement Technical Assistance Center
The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) was authorized by Congress in 1985 in an effort to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in the government marketplace. Administered by the Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the program provides matching funds through cooperative agreements with state and local governments and non-profit organizations for the establishment of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) to provide procurement assistance.
Visit the PTAC website
DUNS Number Registration
The D-U-N-S Number has been referred to as the “Social Security number for businesses.” In reality, it’s even more pervasive than Social Security. The system is used in dozens of countries around the world, in addition to the U.S., including Australia, and the European Union, and confers numerous benefits on businesses that participate. The business credit file associated with your business’s D-U-N-S Number can help potential partners and lenders learn about your business and make informed decisions about whether or not to work with you as a client, supplier or partner. Even after you’ve signed a contract or accepted a loan, your D-U-N-S Number can be used to help get a clear view of your business, which can help you negotiate for improved terms and conditions or a favorable line of credit. Apply for a DUNS number here
System For Award Management (SAM)
The System for Award Management is an official website of the U.S. government. There is no cost to use SAM. You can use this site for FREE to:
- Register to do business with the U.S. government
- Update or renew your entity registration
- Check status of an entity registration
- Search for entity registration and exclusion records
Visit the SAM website here
View procurement notices from federal contracting offices to find opportunities to bid for federal business. These include pre-solicitation notices, solicitation notices, award notices and sole source notices. Manage your searches and track notices by creating an account. View contract opportunities here.
All of the following N3B COVID policies have been resolved
This link is to the presidential notice regarding the end of the national emergency: https://www.whitehouse.gov/