NREL offers numerous procurement opportunities to help commercialize renewable energy technologies and supply the laboratory with essential products and services.

NREL acquires a variety of products and services, all of which helps federally funded research and technologies reach the marketplace. 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.


To receive NREL subcontracts and purchase orders, all vendors/subcontractors must be registered in the Federal System For Award Management (SAM). Registration is free but takes time, so please initiate the process as soon as possible.

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Purchasing and Subcontracting Opportunities

View a complete listing of upcoming competitive opportunities at NREL as well as current solicitations and requests for proposals.

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Standard Terms and Conditions

View and download NREL's standard terms and conditions for subcontracts or purchase orders.

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Register Your Small Business

NREL welcomes small, disadvantaged, HUBzone, veteran-owned, and women-owned business vendors and subcontractors.