We are doing amazing things at Berkeley Lab, and our suppliers are key to our success, so Procurement works hard to make your working relationship with the Lab as enjoyable as possible. The information on this page has been prepared to help you better understand how to do business with the Laboratory.
Becoming a Supplier for Berkeley Lab
Procurement welcomes the opportunity to assist new businesses in becoming Berkeley Lab suppliers. If you are interested in doing business with us, note the following important steps.
- Contact the appropriate Procurement Team for the type of services or goods your business provides. It is important that you make this contact to allow the appropriate Procurement Specialist to learn about your business capabilities.
- 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.
- Small Businesses wishing to be considered for business in the future can apply with the Procurement Department now. Your information will be added to a master database of potential Berkeley Lab suppliers and reviewed by our sourcing staff.
How to do Business with Berkeley Lab
Download Procurement’s How to do Business Guide for more information about:
- The responsibilities for procurement within the Laboratory
- The rules and regulations the Laboratory must comply with
- How to bid for business
Download Procurement’s Doing Business with Berkeley Laboratory for eBuy Suppliers for more information about:
- How to submit invoices
- Shipping requirements and terms
- Contacts for questions on orders, invoices and payments
Procurement Policy & Forms
All suppliers doing business with the Laboratory must review and adhere to the referenced General and Special Provisions incorporated into their contract. All other supplier-related forms can be found on our Supplier Forms Page.
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued an final rule stating that any indemnification clause that is included in an End User License Agreement (EULA), Terms of Service (TOS) or similar agreement that contains an open-ended indemnity requirement is unenforceable against the Government and any Government authorized end users, such as The Regents of the University of California through LBNL (UC/LBNL), because such agreements violate the Anti-Deficiency Act (ADA). Accordingly, UC/LBNL must flow down clause FAR 52.232-39 in all pertinent purchases of this nature, even those that have a zero dollar value.
This rule also applies to situations involving the acceptance of terms such as through an “I agree” click box or other comparable mechanism (e.g., “click-wrap” or “browse-wrap” agreements) and neither the Government nor any Government authorized end user, including UC/LBNL, shall be deemed to have agreed to such an indemnification clause by virtue of it appearing in the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement. Any such indemnification clauses included in these agreements shall be deemed to be stricken from the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement.
Small Business Program
Procurement actively supports Berkeley Lab’s commitment to providing equal opportunities through contracting and individual order opportunities for small businesses. We make every effort to include the maximum practical number of small businesses in the competitive bidding process. Learn more about our Small Business Program here.
In addition to providing quality goods and services to support the scientific endeavors of the Berkeley Lab, Procurement is also committed to environmentally sound and sustainable procurement practices, or “green” practices. We actively seek to do business with suppliers who offer energy efficient and environmentally responsible products. To learn more about our Sustainable Procurement efforts click here.