KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – EM hosted a first-ever event for small businesses at the recent Energy, Technology and Environmental Business Association (ETEBA) 2022 Business Opportunities & Technical Conference.
During the inaugural event, titled “SmALL Business Thursday,” EM conducted a business opportunities “matchmaking” session in partnership with ETEBA. More than 45 small businesses provided brief overviews of their capabilities to government and industry representatives and learned about prime contracting and subcontracting opportunities across the cleanup complex.
Dae Chung, EM associate principal deputy assistant secretary for corporate services, emphasized the importance of the outreach effort.
“EM is very focused on small business inclusion, and the SmALL Business Thursday event was representative of EM’s desire to find avenues for greater outreach opportunities with small business,” Chung said. “The event not only included engagement opportunities between capable small businesses and EM, but also with five major EM prime contractors for significant subcontracting opportunities to support the advancement of the EM cleanup mission. EM greatly appreciates ETEBA’s partnership in supporting small business engagement.”
Following the matchmaking session, EM conducted two panel discussions focused on business opportunities. One panel covered cleanup sites in the western portion of the EM complex, while the other addressed sites in the complex’s eastern portion.
Those panel discussions included representatives from the following DOE and industry entities:
- Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center
- Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization
- Savannah River Site
- Richland Operations Office
- Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos
- Idaho Environmental Coalition
- United Cleanup Oak Ridge
- Battelle Savannah River Alliance
- Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
- EM/National Nuclear Security Administration Supply Chain Management Center
ETEBA, a non-profit trade association, represents about 170 small, large and mid-sized companies and affiliate members that provide environmental, technology, energy, engineering, construction and related services to government and commercial clients. ETEBA's mission is to promote the success of its members by fostering market understanding, identifying business opportunities and advocating for common interests.
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