How to Become a Supplier

XBD9910-02340-05.jpgThe following information is provided for small businesses interested in becoming Berkeley Lab suppliers. Here is an overview of how to do business with the Laboratory, followed by supplemental information you may find useful.

  • Get to know our Procurement Teams.
  • Find out if we purchase your goods or services.
  • Make sure you have the appropriate certifications from the Small Business Administration.
  • Register online by submitting your company information using the Berkeley Lab Supplier Registration form. When you register, your company information will be included in our Berkeley Lab Small Business Directory, which is available to the Lab community.
  • Email a one-page capabilities statement of qualifications to the Small Business Officer at to better acquaint us with your company and your goods or services.
  • View construction related opportunities in our Facilities department here.
  • If you’re interested in becoming a supplier for our online catalog and ordering solution, eBuy, register here. Your information will be reviewed by our program staff.

Note that completion of any of the above items does not guarantee any small or disadvantaged supplier the right to bid or receive a contract.

Get Certified

Generally speaking, the Laboratory accepts self-certification for business size. Small disadvantaged, 8(a) and HUBZone business enterprises must, however, comply with certification requirements, criteria and size standards for these types of businesses as determined by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and specifically defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).

Mentor-Protégé Program

The Mentor-Protégé Program is a Department of Energy initiative whereby the mentor and an 8(a) protégé can form a joint venture or teaming arrangement to perform government contracts. It is designed to provide the protégé participants with the information, relationships and tools necessary to grow their businesses to the next level. Suppliers eligible to participate in the program must be a current or former 8(a) firm.

For more information on the Mentor-Protégé Program, contact the Small Business Officer at

See DOE’s Mentor-Protégé Program website for more information on this exciting program.