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Small Business Program

It is the policy and practice of Ames Laboratory to provide small businesses the maximum practicable opportunity to compete and be awarded subcontracts to accomplish the Laboratory's subcontracting plan.

For vendors interested in doing business with Ames Laboratory please fill out our form here

Ames Laboratory procures goods and services consistent with DOE's Small Business policies. This includes small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, veteran-owned and service-disable veteran-owned small businesses and HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business zones) certified businesses.

The Ames Laboratory is always searching for small businesses which:

  • Offer the best value and provide reasonable prices.
  • Demonstrate an excellent past-performance record.
  • Provide high-quality products and services.
  • Demonstrate reliability.
  • Meet or exceed delivery requirements.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Demonstrate capability.
  • Are responsive and responsible.

For fiscal year 2017, Ames Laboratory exceeded all 5 goals for small business as well as the small business goal itself. For the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, Ames Lab is continuing to exceed the national small business targets. 

The Laboratory does NOT currently have a supplier registration page or portal. If you would like to become a supplier for the Ames Laboratory, please contact Cassie Dewey by email (, including a linecard or detailed description of your products and/or services.