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Doing Business With the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Doing Business With the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

EERE’s purchasing/acquisition staff is committed to obtaining the best value goods and services, and equipment. In a cost-effective, timely manner, we seek competition to the fullest extent possible and are dedicated to the highest standards of ethical conduct throughout the acquisition process. We support the U.S. Department of Energy's socio-economic objectives by striving to award a fair portion of our total contracts to qualified small businesses, businesses owned by socially or economically disadvantaged individuals and woman- and veteran-owned small firms. Our procurement office purchases goods and services for use by the major programs and offices of EERE.

EERE procures its acquisitions in various ways based on dollar value:

  • Micro-purchases — less than $3,000 and typically processed using Government VISA Purchase Card
  • Simplified Acquisitions — between $3,000 and $150,000
  • Contract actions — exceed $150,000 in value

Purchasing Forecast

For a list of purchases EERE anticipates in the coming year, visit DOE's Forecast of Opportunities Web page. Keep in mind that these requirements are only projections. They may be revised or canceled, depending on program budget funding or departmental needs.

All EERE’s acquisitions comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulations and the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulations.

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