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ORAU receives DOE Small Business Award for work under ORISE contract

Award recognizes ORAU's achievements with small business suppliers for work performed under ORISE contract

July 3, 2014

ORAU employees accept DOE Small Business award

Pictured above (L-R) are Heidi Timmerman, director of Procurement and Contracts Administration; Rebecca Crowe, Small Business advocate; both with ORAU, receiving the Facility Management Contractor Small Business Achievement of the Year Award for fiscal year 2013 from John Hale, III, Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization for DOE.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The Department of Energy has presented ORAU with its Facility Management Contractor Small Business Achievement of the Year award for fiscal year 2013. The award recognizes ORAU’s subcontracting achievements with small business suppliers used to support work performed under the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education contract that ORAU manages for DOE.

In FY13, ORAU committed to awarding 69 percent of its subcontracts in support of ORISE work to small businesses and it exceeded that goal when more than 80 percent of subcontracts were awarded to small businesses.

According to DOE’s website, the award winner “recognizes the tangible, annual, organizational results of a DOE facilities management contract. These results are measured in terms of dollars and percentage increases in small business procurement activity as well as policies, programs and procedures that promote small business use.”

“We are honored to receive this recognition from DOE for our efforts in providing opportunities for small businesses to work with us on critical DOE projects,” said ORAU CEO Andy Page. “We believe very strongly that small businesses are crucial to fueling a strong economy and in building this nation’s entrepreneurial spirit.”

The award was presented at the 13th Annual DOE Small Business Forum and Expo held in Tampa.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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