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FBI Fraud Alert Notice
Suppliers and vendors:  Please be aware that fraudulent requests for proposals and purchase orders, which purport to originate from PNNL, are being circulated across the country.  If you do not recognize the PNNL contact name or contact information on a document you believe you have received from PNNL, or a request for proposal or purchase order is sent to you from other than a email or via fax (PNNL does not utilize a fax-based solicitation or purchasing process), or if you have never done business with PNNL and have received a request for proposal or purchase order purporting to be from PNNL, please contact PNNL toll free at 1-888-375-7665.  PNNL is not liable for unauthorized or fraudulent activities purporting to be from PNNL. If your company has been contacted, please also report incidents using the Internet Crime Complaint Center to file a complaint.

Have you wondered about selling your goods or services to a government contractor? Welcome to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. As a Department of Energy laboratory, we are dedicated to competitively procuring our supplies and services to the best of our ability in a cost-effective and timely manner.

The Laboratory supports the DOE's small business objectives by ensuring that a good percentage of our acquisitions are made with small and disadvantaged businesses. If you are interested in contracting with us we encourage you to list your company in our Acquisition Supplier Portal (ASP) System. We our proud to adhere to the highest ethical standards that provide fair opportunity to all businesses who wish to work with us. To that end, we invite you to partner with us in providing world-class science and technology for the betterment of our nation.


We are responsible for procuring high quality products and services for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In a cost-effective, timely manner, we seek competition to the fullest extent possible and are dedicated to the highest standards of ethical conduct throughout the acquisition process. In support of the US Department of Energy's socioeconomic objectives, we strive to place a fair portion of our total acquisitions with qualified small businesses, small disadvantaged firms, and woman-owned small business concerns.

Selling your goods and services to PNNL

If you are interested in marketing your firm's products or services to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, please access and register your company in our on-line source list at Acquisition Supplier Portal. For all small businesses seeking to maximize your exposure to our purchasing staff, please feel free to contact our Small Business Program Manager. All companies may go to the Contacts section of this website to obtain the names and contact information for our Associate Managers of Contracts for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's various organizations.


The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued an interim rule stating that any indemnification clause that is included in an End User License Agreement (EULA), Terms of Service (TOS) or similar agreement that contains an open-ended indemnity requirement is unenforceable against the Government and any Government authorized end users, such as Battelle, because such agreements violate the Anti-Deficiency Act (ADA). Accordingly, Battelle must flow down clause FAR 52.232-39 in all pertinent purchases of this nature, even those that have a zero dollar value.

This rule also applies to situations involving an “I agree” click box or other comparable mechanism (e.g., “click-wrap” or “browse-wrap” agreements) and neither the Government nor any Government authorized end user, including Battelle, shall be deemed to have agreed to such an indemnification clause by virtue of it appearing in the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement. Any such indemnification clauses included in these agreements shall be deemed to be stricken from the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement.