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In an effort to demonstrate support of President Bush’s Small Business Initiative, the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) plans to host its first small business workshop at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel In Nashville, Tenn., July 15-16. Its goal is to ensure that EM contracts are open to small businesses able to meet the government’s contracting needs.
In conjunction with the workshop, a pre-solicitation conference is scheduled for July 14 to discuss upcoming contracting opportunities for small businesses wanting to compete for multiple-award indefinite delivery (ID) and indefinite quantity (IQ) contracts. EM plans to award multiple ID/IQ contracts for environmental remediation services and deactivation, demolition and removal at sites throughout the country.
Open discussions will be held on mitigating barriers that may affect small business firms. Additionally, information will be provided to attendees on several contracts that will be set aside for small businesses. As part of the overall contracting strategy, the EM program is evaluating the performance and design of all of its contracts to increase competition and enlarge the pool of potential contractors competing to perform environmental management work. Visit www.energy.gov.