ORNL Awards $100M in Contracts to Local Small and Minority-Owned Businesses

Source: ORNL | Release (Kelley Smith) | April 5, 2022

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which is managed by UT-Battelle, LLC, is pleased to announce the award of four basic ordering agreements to local small businesses valued at up to $100 million.

Over the next two years, these small businesses will provide short-term contingent workers in IT services, project management, business services, engineering services and science and technical support. These subcontractors will deliver short-term “surge capacity” support when needed and vital scientific and technical expertise for projects.

The four small businesses described below were selected through a rigorous, competitive procurement process. Other small businesses can also partner with these firms, which will further increase ORNL’s small business utilization.

  • IT Lab Partners, LLC, is a service-disabled veteran-owned entity selected to provide IT services support
  • Akima Infrastructure Services, an Alaska Native firm, has been selected to provide project management and business services support
  • GEM Technology International Corp. is a women-owned small business selected to provide engineering services support, and
  • STRATA-G, LLC, a small business, has been selected to provide science and technology support.

The awards are an important part of ORNL’s roughly $400 million annual small business commitment to support the economy of the city of Oak Ridge, the East Tennessee region and statewide. In addition, they represent a continuation of the laboratory’s commitment to use taxpayer funds in the most efficient and transparent manner possible.

UT-Battelle manages ORNL for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States. The Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit energy.gov/science.