Small Businesses are vital to the success of Berkeley Laboratory and its mission. In fact, our commitment to award contracts to Small Businesses is formalized in our Prime contract with the DOE. We must work together as an institution—and as individual contributors—to take an active role in encouraging neighborhood and community-based small businesses to participate in Lab opportunities.
-Diane Hutchinson, Chief Procurement Officer

In fiscal year 2023, Berkeley Lab’s procurement obligations to small businesses totaled $261 million, representing 56.8% percent of our total procurement obligations. As we look to the future, contracting opportunities for small businesses continues to be a key part of Berkeley Lab’s socioeconomic goal.

Our fiscal year 2023 socioeconomic results were:

Category: Goal = > %: FY22 Performance
Small Business 40.0% 56.8%
Small Disadvantaged Business 5.0% 7.1%
Women-Owned Small Business 5.0% 7.1%
HUBZone 2.0% 3.6%
Service Disabled Veteran-Owned 1.0% 5.9%