March  20, 2001
For more information, contact:
Diane Greenberg,631 344-2347, or
Mona S. Rowe, 631 344-5056

Small Business Fair at Brookhaven Lab, April 9

UPTON, NY - Representatives of small businesses are invited to attend a "Small and Small Disadvantaged Business Fair" at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Monday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Brookhaven Lab and the Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook University, the conference is free and no pre-registration is required.

At the conference, to be held at the Laboratory's Brookhaven Center, small companies and small disadvantaged companies will learn how to do business with the federal government and its prime contractors on Long Island.

Congressman Felix J. Grucci Jr. will give the keynote speech at approximately 9:30 a.m. Following his address, a workshop/seminar will be held to discuss the acquisition needs of the federal government and its local contractors, and how to increase small and small disadvantaged business participation in this endeavor.

Afterwards, attendees can meet individually with buyers, contract specialists and technical representatives from Brookhaven Lab and other government contractors. In addition, a tour of the Laboratory's facilities will be offered.

Brookhaven Lab has about 3,000 employees and an annual budget of about $424 million. During fiscal year 2000, the Laboratory purchased more than $31 million worth of supplies and services from Long Island businesses.

The Laboratory is located off of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway, one and a half miles north on William Floyd Parkway. For more information, call the Laboratory's Procurement and Property Management Division at 631 344-7643.

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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