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August 18, 1999

Brookhaven Lab Wins Small Business Award
from U.S. Department of Energy

Upton, NY - The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has won the "Corporate Small Business Award" for fiscal year 1998 from the Department of Energy. The award recognizes Brookhaven Lab's excellence in supporting small businesses and small, minority-owned businesses.

From October 1997 through September 1998 (fiscal year 1998), Brookhaven Lab spent over $60 million on purchases from small businesses and an additional $8 million on purchases from small, minority-owned businesses. These amounts exceeded the goals negotiated for the year under the government prime contract established by the Department of Energy. Brookhaven Lab's Contracts & Procurement Division purchases goods and services for the Laboratory.

Of the Laboratory's total budget of over $400 million for fiscal year 1998, about $131 million was spent on goods and services. General construction projects, electronic components used in various scientific facilities, and environmental testing, remediation and protection accounted for many of Brookhaven's purchases in fiscal year 1998.

At a ceremony in Washington, D.C., Mary-Faith Healey, Contacts & Procurement Division Manager; Dennis Hall, the Laboratory's Small & Small Disadvantaged Business Liaison Officer; and DOE-Brookhaven Group's Robert Gordon, Director, Administrative & Financial Management Division, received a plaque in recognition of their accomplishment.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory creates and operates major facilities available to university, industrial and government personnel for basic and applied research in the physical, biomedical and environmental sciences, and in selected energy technologies. The Laboratory is operated by Brookhaven Science Associates, a not-for-profit research management company, under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy.

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