The goal of the Equal Futures Partnership is for women to participate fully in public life and to lead and benefit from inclusive economic growth. Founding members, including the United States, are committing to new actions including legal, regulatory and policy reforms to advance this goal.
Today the Energyy Department awarded a $20 million contact (estimated value) to a Native American Tribally-Owned Section 8(a) company for administrative support services and information technology support at our Savannah River Operations Office.
This week, Celeritex, LLC landed a contract worth up to $17.8 million with the Office of Environmental Management, having demonstrated through a competetive process that this small business is up to the task of securing and isolating defense-generated Transuranic waste.
When Melanie Goff, president of a small, minority, women-owned business, needed to find new business prospects in the federal government, she turned to Freda Hopper. Hopper has been working with small businesses looking to get their foot in the door to federal contracting as a small business program manager since 1998, serving small businesses from her position at Oak Ridge Operations Office in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
At the Department of Energy, we are committed to supporting small and disadvantaged businesses. You can see this commitment through the various programs created within the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, which is a part of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity. Small businesses are an extremely important and valuable asset to our country. With this in mind, the Department of Energy created the Annual Secretarial Small Business Awards Program to recognize the outstanding work of small and disadvantaged businesses in furthering the mission of the Department.