The Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) understands the value of minority owned businesses and the importance of doing business with them. ED encourages minority owned businesses to consider collaborating with the Department of Energy (DOE) on their contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements.

DOE expends approximately 90% of its budget through various contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements, making it one of the largest civilian departments in the federal government.  DOE’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) provides many resources to help small businesses do business with the Department. DOE’s OSDBU website provides information tailored to the type and experience level of small businesses interested in procuring contracts with DOE. You can go directly to Doing Business with DOE | Department of Energy for more information on contracts. Small and minority owned businesses interested in competitive grants and cooperative agreements, within different DOE program offices, can go to Funding Opportunity Announcements and Grants | Department of Energy.

Providing federal procurement information and links on current and upcoming awards, contracting, subcontracting, and grant opportunities to assist minority small business enterprises searching for openings and navigate the federal complex procurement environment.

  1. ESRS (Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System)
    • The electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS). The use of eSRS promises to create higher visibility for federal contracting officials who need to access and review subcontracting reports and introduce efficiency into the process of gathering information on federal subcontracting accomplishments.
  2. USA Spending
    • USA Spending is the official open data source of federal spending information.  Track how federal money is spent in communities across America and beyond. Learn more about government spending through interactive tools that explore elements of the federal budget, such as federal loan, grant, and contract data.
  3. System for Award Management (SAM)
    • The System for Award Management ( is an official website of the U.S. Government. Search for assistance listings, wage determinations, contract opportunities, and contract data reports.
    • The official website of the United States Government access to the Federal Acquisition Regulation and procurement information.
    • The System for Award Management ( is an official website of the U.S. Government. Search for assistance listings, wage determinations, contract opportunities, and contract data reports.
  6. FedConnect
    • FedConnect is the perfect complement to SAM Contract Opportunities ( and FedConnect goes beyond the basic features of those systems to provide full lifecycle support including the ability to post opportunities, receive responses, deliver awards, and communicate throughout the pre-award, award, and post-award phases using FedConnect's secure 2-way messaging.
  7. GSA eLibrary
    • GSA eLibrary source for the latest GSA contract award information. GSA offers acquisition solutions to meet today's acquisition challenges. GSA's key goal is to deliver excellent acquisition services that provide best value, in terms of cost, quality and service, for federal agencies and taxpayers.
  8. SBIR and STTR Government Awards Reporting 
    • The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization.
  9. DOE Office of Science SBIR and STTR Awards Reporting 
    • DOE Office of Science SBIR and STTR programs are competitive programs related to science, R&D, and research which encourage small businesses with the potential for commercialization.