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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) offers numerous procurement opportunities to help commercialize renewable energy technologies and to supply the lab with essential products and services.

Contracts and Business Services Office

NREL's Contracts and Business Services (C&BS) Office manages NREL's procurement activities, including purchasing and subcontracting. NREL acquires a variety of products and services, all of which help ensure that federally developed research and development reach the marketplace.

NREL's approach is to focus more on technology commercialization and deployment. In partnership with the Small Business Partnerships Office, the C&BS Office implements the procedures that specify "set-asides" for small business.

Purchasing and Subcontracting

NREL's procurement policy is based on effective and meaningful competition to the maximum extent practical. Utilizing purchase orders, purchase cards, and/or subcontracts, the following types of goods or services are typically procured:

  • Laboratory supplies/office supplies
  • Scientific equipment and periodicals
  • Computers/information technology
  • Research and development services
  • Technical support
  • Construction
  • Facilities management.

Upcoming Opportunities

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Last Updated March 3, 2015.

Upcoming Opportunities

NREL has a number of agreements in place to provide products and/or services. Interested companies may view a list of potential competitive opportunities or review Current Requests for Proposals.

Unsolicited Proposals

An unsolicited proposal is an application for support of an idea, method, or approach which is submitted by individuals, businesses, and organizations solely on the proposer's initiative, and not in response to a formal solicitation from NREL or the government. There are a number of applicable regulations relating to criteria governing acceptance and funding of an unsolicited proposal. For more information, please review the Guide for the Submission of Unsolicited Proposals.

It is recommended that all unsolicited proposals be sent directly to the U.S. Department of Energy Unsolicited Proposal Manager at the National Energy Technology Laboratory for final disposition. The address is:

John N. Augustine, Mail Stop 921-107
Unsolicited Proposal Manager
U. S. Department of Energy
National Energy Technology Laboratory
626 Cochrans Mill Road
P.O. Box 10940
Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940

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