Work for Others Program (WFO)

The Laboratory can conduct work for industry, small businesses or other federal agencies. WFO project plans are usually specified by the external partner(s), and the execution of the work is performed by technically qualified Laboratory staff using Laboratory facilities. The work must not affect the Laboratory's achievement of its Department of Energy (DOE) program requirements, and must not directly compete with capabilities available in the private sector. The work is billed on a cost recovery basis. WFO agreements include terms that provide for the protection of project data, as well as for the allocation of rights to data and intellectual property developed under an agreement. The boilerplate WFO agreement can be Obtained here, and the boilerplate WFO foreign agreement can be obtained here.

Additional DOE accepted terms and conditions can be found at