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Small Business Program

Because of the business partnerships forged between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and our small business partners, we are able to advance new frontiers in the area of homeland security.
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory welcomes the opportunity to purchase goods and services from small businesses. PNNL seeks responsible suppliers committed to delivering high quality goods or services on time and in accordance with the agreed to terms. PNNL is always looking for suppliers who want to be part of our team. Please read further on how you can help us meet our needs and become part of a winning team.


In support the U.S. Department of Energy's objectives, PNNL plans to award a portion of its business to the following types of businesses during Fiscal Year 2019:
  • 45% to Small Businesses
  • 5% to Small, Disadvantaged Businesses
  • 5% to Small, Women-Owned Small Businesses
  • 3% to HUBZone Businesses*
  • 3% to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses

*SBA certified, visit the Small Business Administration web site for more information.

Selling to PNNL

PNNL seeks responsible suppliers committed to delivering the specified goods or services on time and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract. Suppliers will need to take the initiative to get to know their customers.

What We Buy

As a research-and-development organization, PNNL purchases a broad spectrum of goods and services through Contracts Specialists. We rely on world-class technologies from around the world, we also contract for a variety of professional services.
One of the best things a small business can do is to enter their company profile into PNNL's Supplier Database, Acquisition Supplier Portal.

Mentor Protégé Program

PNNL's Mentor-Protégé Program is a DOE initiative designed to encourage and assist small businesses in an effort to enhance their capabilities to perform contracts and subcontracts for PNNL, DOE, and other Federal agencies. Our objective is to foster long-term business relationships and increase the number of small businesses that receive DOE contract and subcontract awards. In addition, the program provides guidance and use of research facilities and staff to assist small business in their respective industries. If you are interested in the program please contact PNNL's Small Business Program Manager for more information.

Information Contact

If you would like further information or need assistance, please contact PNNL's Small Business Program Manager:
Small Business Program Manager
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
Phone: 509-371-7742