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Organizations and individuals are encouraged to submit proposals which are relevant to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) research and development mission either in response to formal DOE solicitations and opportunity announcements or through self-generated unsolicited proposals. These opportunities are open to both large and small businesses. The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh Office, has operational responsibility of the DOE Unsolicited Proposal Program. All unsolicited proposals should be forwarded by Email to John N. Augustine at DOEUSP@NETL.DOE.GOV who will serve as the single point of contact for all DOE unsolicited proposals. NETL also publishes and maintains a Guide for Submission of Unsolicited Proposals to assist businesses in preparation of their unsolicited proposals.

DOE FY 2018 Non-FPDS Obligations to Small Businesses


In addition to the small business data that are counted toward the Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Scorecard, the pie chart shows that DOE is involved in engaging small businesses in science and technology grants, initiatives, and other non-contract areas not currently included in the SBA Scorecard calculations. 

These other programs supported over $202 million of additional obligations to small businesses in FY 2018.  And Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) will continue to publicize these additional opportunities for small businesses to engage in the substantive work of DOE and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).  The following sections summarize these non OSDBU programs, but each program supports the OSDBU third objective.