Mission Statement & Supplier Strategy

Brookhaven Science Associates/Brookhaven National Laboratory's (Brookhaven) broad mission is to produce excellent science in a safe, environmentally sound manner.

Small Business Program Mission Statement

The Small Business Program is designed to serve as the advocate and point of contact for small business concerns (consisting of Small; Small disadvantaged; Small women owned; Small Business Administration certified HUB-Zone; Small veteran-owned, and Small service disabled veteran-owned businesses) who are seeking contracting opportunities at Brookhaven. The Small Business Program's primary mission is the connect responsible and reliable small business concerns, who can meet the needs of the Laboratory by offering high quality goods or services, on time, and at a fair an reasonable price with the procurement specialists at Brookhaven. The program will strive to enhance the small business community by supporting recognized superior performers and offering guidance and support to help grow the small business concerns that meet our needs.

Supplier Strategy

Brookhaven takes great pride in actively soliciting responsible and qualified small businesses to participate in our competitive procurement process.

Brookhaven is interested in learning about products, services, and materials that YOU have which will improve the quality, delivery and reduce costs of the products and/or services we procure. We WANT to do business with small businesses!!!

Brookhaven has a very active Small Business and Outreach Program. The pages shown on this Small Business Program web site are meant to guide you through the “How Do I Do Business With Brookhaven National Laboratory” in an easy step-by-step manner, and educate you on small business issues.

In Brookhaven’s subcontracting plan under the prime contract with the Department of Energy, we have contractual goals for various types of small businesses throughout every fiscal year in the following small business using categories:

  1. Small Business (SB)
  2. Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
  3. Small Woman-Owned Business (WOB)
  4. Small Business Administration Certified Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)
  5. Small Veteran-Owned Business (VOB)
  6. Small Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB)

We WANT to do business with small businesses - it makes good business sense.

Small business is the engine that drives the country and that keeps Brookhaven running.

Brookhaven places more procurement dollars with small business than large. This translates to money for small businesses and money in our economy. Find out more about Brookhaven.

Large Business

Brookhaven has small business goals included as part of the Small Business Subcontracting Plan Prime Contract with the Department of Energy. These goals include utilizing “Best Effort” to fully utilize small business in the performance of our contract whenever possible. To meet that obligation Brookhaven will identify procurements as small business set-asides when competitive requirements can be fully realized using known, reliable small business sources.

To assist with this program the procurement group will be asking large business manufacturers and distributers to identify and recommend value added small business partners as sources for their products they produce or distribute. As a result, the large business manufacturers and distributers will not be solicited for their products or services that can be provided by small business in a cost effective manner.

Value added suppliers are defined as those suppliers that provide a recognized cost reduction to Brookhaven through altering standard business practices to align with Brookhaven's most efficient procurement methods such as reduction of minimum order quantities, direct warehousing of materials to reduce lead times and/or documentation processing systems that meet Brookhaven needs. These value added suppliers will also coordinate any and all support required by the Brookhaven community from the manufacturer of the products.

The end result of this effort will be an increase in the capabilities of small business which will foster an increase in the utilization of small business in a highly competitive market thereby providing the best value to Brookhaven and ultimately the Department of Energy.

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Last Modified: April 7, 2021
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