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Federal contracts, consortium membership, procurement, employment are among many ways to work with ORAU

Working with ORAU

Whether you are looking to contract with ORAU on work for your organization or agency, to join our university consortium, to supply our organization with your products and services, or to simply find employment with ORAU, we want to talk to you.

The following information and links will put you in touch with the right people at ORAU who can help you get started. If you do not see an option that applies to your needs, please contact ORAU General Information.

Contracting with ORAU

ORAU is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit enterprise that has been working with government agencies, universities, and corporate entities since 1946. We regularly team with a broad range of customers and partners to pursue opportunities of mutual interest.

The following are ways in which you can establish a working relationship with us:

  • Direct contract with ORAU
    • If you have a request for proposals that you’d like us to consider or if you have questions about how to obtain ORAU’s services, please contact ORAU Business Development.
  • Task orders through a variety of major contract vehicles
    • For your convenience, we have provided information on our major contract vehicles that may help you initiate work with us more quickly and easily.
  • Strategic Partnership Projects under ORAU’s contract to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
    • Work performed for other agencies under this contract is subject to DOE approval, must adhere to the requirements of the Economy Act, must be consistent with or complement the missions of DOE and ORISE, and must not place ORISE in direct competition with the private sector.

If your organization is designated as a small business; small disadvantaged business; 8(a) firm; historically underutilized business zone; woman-owned small business; veteran-owned small business; service-disabled, veteran-owned small business; or other type of small or minority-owned business, please contact our Small Business Representative for information about conducting business with us.

Procurement and Contracts Administration at ORAU

ORAU’s Procurement Department acquires and contracts equipment, services and realty requirements. If you are a supplier of products and services that may be of benefit to ORAU operations or facilities, please contact our Procurement and Contracts Administration Representative or visit our Procurement and Contracts Administration page for more information about doing business with ORAU.

Partnerships with ORAU

ORAU works closely with many colleges and universities—including historically black colleges and universities and minority education institutions—and welcomes new partnerships, as well as new members to our university consortium. For more information on how to partner with us or join as a new member, please contact ORAU’s University Partnerships Office, which cultivates and manages ORAU relationships with academic institutions.

Employment at ORAU

Recognized as a “Best Employer” in Tennessee, ORAU is a terrific place to begin or continue a career. If you’re ready to make a change and are looking for a challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please access our Career Center for all the latest information on openings at ORAU.

GSA Advantage


The GSA MOBIS schedule can give agencies access to a range of ORAU consulting expertise.