U.S. Department of Energy’s E-Center

The e-center is the Department of Energy's web site for information on doing business with the Department of Energy, including viewing current business opportunities, registering to submit proposals, and obtaining information and guidance on the acquisition and financial assistance award process.


The Department of Energy (DOE) obligates over $20 billion each fiscal year in contracts and financial assistance agreements. The purpose of this page is to provide interested parties with "one-stop shopping" for information on business and financial assistance opportunities, including points of contact at the Department's contracting activities at Headquarters and in the field.

Assistance is provided regarding Federal regulatory and internal Department of Energy's acquisition policies, contact information for each DOE Procurement Director at Headquarters and the field, and possible subcontracting opportunities, as well as information on perspective financial assistance recipients of DOE financial assistance awards.

Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman's Policy Statement in Support of Small Business.
June 2007
SUBJECT: Policy Statement in Support of Small Business
Small businesses continue to make significant contributions to our economy. Two thirds of the net new jobs in our economy are created by small businesses, and they employ half of all private-sector workers. Small businesses play an important role in Department of Energy's (DOE'S) mission success. They are leaders of innovation and their creativity has brought new technology and improved our business practices. I applaud those small business owners who take the risks that help make our great Nation.

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is charged with developing, implementing, executing, and managing the small business programs for the DOE; monitoring and reporting performance by the Department in meeting its goals relating to those programs; and representing the Department on matters affecting small and disadvantaged businesses. I am directing all DOE program offices to work with the OSDBU and with the Office of Procurement and Assistance Management through the Advanced Planning Acquisition Team process, to identify prime contracting opportunities for small businesses. These small businesses include small disadvantaged, 8(a), women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, and Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) businesses. Where prime contracting opportunities do not exist, DOE needs to leverage other tools, such as encouraging mentor protégé relationships, and establishing aggressive, realistic sub-contracting goals for prime contractors. I am firmly committed to the success of our small business programs, and I encourage your support for them.

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