How to Do Business with the Department of Energy

Thank you for your interest in doing business with the Department of Energy (DOE).

Partnering with the federal government is much different than partnering with the private sector. In order to become a service provider, a contractor must clearly and convincingly demonstrate that it can fulfill a government requirement in an advantageous manner. To this end, we ask all businesses that are interested in contracting with DOE to complete the following introductory steps:

Step One:

Register your firm on the System for Award Management (SAM): This process is free. Please report any request for payment to

Step Two:

Contact your local Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and your local SBA Small Business Development Center.  In order to find the closest to you, see and

Step Three:

Visit DOE’s Acquisition Forecast: Here you can browse upcoming procurement opportunities. If you find an opportunity that is applicable to your firm’s capabilities, feel free to reach out to the point of contact for more detailed information.

Step Four:

Visit the SBA’s Government Contracting Classroom web page to familiarize yourself with the basics of government contracting:

Step Five:

Reach out to your Procurement Center Representative (PCR) for information pertaining to training, outreach, and research:

Step Six:

Visit the Minority Business Development Agency’s website to obtain technical assistance, information on access to capital, and more:


Step Seven:

Visit the website for DOE’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) to familiarize yourself with our office and how we can further assist you:

Step Eight:

Consider submitting an unsolicited proposal. An unsolicited proposal is an application for support of an idea, method, or approach, which is submitted by an individual, business, or organization based solely on the proposer’s initiative rather than in response to a DOE solicitation:

Step Nine:

Consider attending an event at which a small business liaison will be present. OSDBU’s calendar of events can be found here:



In addition to the above, please take some time to go through the documents below:

Opportunities and other information

Opportunities and other information is also posted to each of these Fluor operated DOE sites:

For a list of DOE/NNSA Site Facility Management Contracts with current site Prime contractors, the composition of the prime, and the DOE procurement representative and DOE contracting officer information at each site click here.

Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council’s three-part video series centered around how Tennessee is becoming a leader in the advanced energy sector is available below:
This is Advanced Energy – What is advanced energy and what does it mean to Tennessee’s economy?
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Innovations in Advanced Energy – Discover how innovation gives Tennessee an edge in the $1.3 trillion global advanced energy marketplace.