The Department of Energy (DOE) procurement opportunities are presented on the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Acquisition Forecast page, include:
- Federal Acquisition Forecast which includes procurements to support DOE at Headquarters (HQ) and the DOE site Federal Field Offices;
- The Management and Operating Contractors (M&O)/Facility Management Contractors (FMCs) Acquisition Forecasts that includes procurements run by the M&Os/FMCs at each DOE contractor managed site; and
- Other Federal agency procurements that are found on beta.SAM.gov, FedConnect, and GSA eBuy.
There are additional DOE contract and procurement vehicles that offer specific small business opportunities and set-asides specifically for small businesses. This section provides information for current vehicles that benefit small businesses.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER (SCMC)
The SCMC is a Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) service organization that works closely with DOE contractors to leverage $4B of annual spend, to yield lower prices and optimize business systems, and provide cost savings. The collaboration and close working relationships with the contractor community can help the enterprise system to achieve integration, leveraged spend, and overall reduced acquisition cost.
The SCMC uses contracting criteria that ensures compliance and fair market competition resulting in the overall best value for contract awards while supporting the development of local, small and minority owned businesses through the following focus areas:
- Strategic Tools - eSourcing/eProcurement, eStore/Marketplace;
- Commodity Agreements;
- Client Requirements - In-depth understanding of internal purchasing needs;
- Strategic Planning - Insight and knowledge of commodity/supply markets; and
- Approach - Inclusive, collaborative method used to drive solutions.
Please visit the SCMC website for additional small business resources and strategic tools.
POWER MARKETING ADMINISTRATIONS (PMA)
The four DOE PMAs are major sponsors of small business contracting, subcontracting, and partnering. Historically, the four PMAs [Bonneville (BPA), Western Area (WAPA), South Eastern (SEPA), and South Western (SWPA)] have committed between 50% and 90% of all procurements and awards to small business each over the last 5 years, equating to over $300 million per year to small businesses. The PMAs support DOE's socioeconomic objectives by striving to award a fair portion of their total contracts to qualified small businesses, businesses owned by socially or economically disadvantaged individuals and woman- and veteran-owned small firms. The table below provides a list of the predominant North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes used by the PMAs as they contract or subcontract with small businesses.
|NAICS Code||NAICS Description|
|237130||Power and Communication Line and Related Structures|
|541519||Other Computer Related Services|
|335311||Power, Distribution and Specialty Transformer Manufacturing|
|335313||Switchgear and Switchboard Apparatus Manufacturing|
|541612||Human Resources Consulting|
|237130||Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|
|541511||Custom Computer Program Services|
|335311||Power Distribution and Specialty Transformer Manufacturing|
Please visit the PMAs website for additional helpful information about PMAs small business opportunities and links to each of the four PMAs sites that maintain their own procurement and acquisition information.
FEDERAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (FEMP)
The DOE FEMP Program Office provides significant opportunities for small businesses to subcontract to Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) that have been awarded an IDIQ FEMP contract. The 21 awarded ESCOs (20 large businesses and one small business) respond to Government wide procurements to improve energy efficiency in Federal buildings across the nation. The ESCOs partner with and utilize small businesses as subcontractors. Currently approximately 30% of all ESCO subcontracting goes to small businesses with a potential for that to grow in the future during the next FEMP IDIQ recompete. The table below provides a list of the scope of work typically completed by small businesses as subcontractors to the ESCOs. For more information on the FEMP program and to learn about opportunities for small businesses, please visit the FEMP website.
|Scope of Work||Scope of Work (cont.)|
|Boiler and chiller plants||Renewable energy|
|Energy management control systems||Energy/utility distribution|
|Building envelope||Water and wastewater|
|HVAC||Electrical peak shaving/load shifting|
|Chilled/hot water and steam distribution||Rate adjustments|
|Lighting||Energy-related process improvements|
|Distributed generation||Appliance/plug load reductions|
TECHNICAL, ENGINEERING AND PROGRAMMATIC SUPPORT (TEPS) SERVICES BLANKET PURCHASE AGREEMENT (BPA)
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) enterprise-wide TEPS II BPA enables DOE and NNSA to efficiently access pre-qualified teams of Small Business Contractor Teaming Arrangement (CTA) contractors (partnered with small and large business subcontractors) to provide best-value solutions to meet technical, engineering, and programmatic services. The BPA is comprised of the following seven BPA Task Areas:
DOE and NNSA CO’s from any Non-M&O/FMC office may place Orders under this BPA. The current TEPS II BPA is in its third five-year cycle of awards and will be recompeted again in 2022. Since November 2017, the TEPS II BPA has awarded 24 Task Orders with a total value exceeding $80M to CTA Teams of small businesses and their small and large subcontractors’ partners though February 2020.
Benefits of the TEPS BPA:
- Fast/Low Risk Procurements (Request for Quotation (RFQ) issued to award average: 4-6 weeks);
- Pre-qualified small business CTA team of contractors with extensive DOE experience;
- All CTA members possess DOE/NNSA facility clearances;
- Small business credit for awards under the TEPS II BPA; and
- Program and ordering offices have control over technical and contractual award and execution.
Any DOE or NNSA Contracting officer may issue a Task Order under this BPA. The table below lists the BPA Administrators that are available for guidance on how to utilize this BPA.
|BPA Contracting Officer/Contract Specialist: Kyle Krzywicki||BPA Advisor: Gary Lyttek|
|Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Email: email@example.com|
|Phone: (202) 586-0831||Phone: (202) 586-8304|
NAICS/Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code and Small Business Size Standards
The table below shows the GSA Schedules with their respective NAICS codes and the small business size standard for each code. Please review the exceptions below the table.
|NAICS Code||NAICS Description||Small Business Size Standard|
|541330||Engineering Services||$16.5 M*|
|541611||Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services||$16.5 million|
|541620||Environmental Consulting Services||$16.5 million|
|562910||Remediation Services||$22 M**|
*The $41.5 M size standard applies to the following 541330 exceptions:
- For Military and Aerospace Equipment and Military Weapons, the size standard is $41.5 M;
- For Engineering Services under the National Energy Policy Act of 1992, the size standard is $41.5 M; and
- For Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture, the size standard is $41.5 M.
**The 750-employee size standard applies to the following 562910 exception:
- For Environmental Remediation Services, the size standard is 750 employees.