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General Procurement Information

N3B is the primary cleanup contractor for LANL, seeking to do business with qualified companies offering value and high quality products and services. Procurement categories include commodities, equipment, Information Technology, services and construction. N3B procures products and services that meet required quality and schedule at the best value. As such, we seek suppliers who are reliable, cost-effective and safe. 

What We Buy At N3B

Commodities: office supplies; laboratory supplies; chemicals; industrial supplies; fasteners; tools; clothing; gasses; petroleum

Construction: new facilities; system upgrade and facility maintenance

Equipment: capital equipment; heavy equipment; instrumentation; engineered hardware

Information Technologies: workstations; specialty software; servers; services; software telecommunications services and equipment; equipment systems; personal computers

Services (technical services): engineering; civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, landscaping; environmental support; environmental sampling, facility support 

Guidance on Process

✓ If you are interested in doing work with N3B, it is recommended that you review the Business Opportunities page and submit a capabilities statement to 

 N3B Procurement does not send out email notifications on business opportunities.

 When you see a business opportunity you are interested in, contact the assigned buyer with inquires before the removal date.

 Current business opportunities are subject to change or cancellation due to scope, mission, or funding requirements.

 Some business opportunities may be set-aside for small businesses: Note the competition type on the business opportunity document to determine if a procurement has been set aside or is open to large and small business competition.

Small  Business Outreach

Working with Small Business

N3B has a goal to increase the extent, variety and complexity of small business involvement, and to ensure that small businesses participate in meaningful prime contract performance.

Initiating Business with N3B

 N3B Small Business Program Office serves as the advocate and point of contact for businesses seeking contracting opportunities. Use the following steps to initiate business with N3B:

  • For Information on obtaining a data universal numbering system (DUNS) number click here. DUNS FAQ.pdf.
  • Register your business in the System for Award Management ( Required for small businesses.  For help with SAM registration, visit your local Procurement Technical Assistance Center.
  • Contact the Small Business Program Office at (123) 456-7890 to discuss potential opportunities.

Small Business Resources

Procurement Toolbox

Below are resources such as downloadable vendor forms and links to important procurement resources. Resources include the System for Award Management (SAM) website, Procurement Technical Assistance (PTAC) website, and the Federal Procurement Data System website

Federal Procurement Data System

Government agencies are responsible for collecting and reporting data on federal procurements through the Federal Procurement Data System–Next Generation (FPDS-NG)The federal government uses the reported data to measure and assess the impact of federal procurement on the nation’s economy, learn how awards are made to businesses in various socioeconomic categories, understand the impact of full and open competition on the acquisition process, and address changes to procurement policy. Contracting Officers (COs) must submit complete reports on all contract actions, as required by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

    The Small Business Administration (SBA)

    Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

    Procurement Technical Assistance Center

    The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) was authorized by Congress in 1985 in an effort to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in the government marketplace. Administered by the Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the program provides matching funds through cooperative agreements with state and local governments and non-profit organizations for the establishment of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) to provide procurement assistance.

    Visit the PTAC website

    DUNS Number Registration

    The D-U-N-S Number has been referred to as the “Social Security number for businesses.” In reality, it’s even more pervasive than Social Security. The system is used in dozens of countries around the world, including the U.S., Australia, and the European Union,
    and confers numerous benefits on businesses that participate. The business credit file associated with your business’s D-U-N-S Number can help potential partners and lenders learn about your business and make informed decisions about whether or not to work with you as a client, supplier or partner. Even after you’ve signed a contract or accepted a loan, your D-U-N-S Number can be used to help get a clear view of your business, which can help you negotiate for improved terms and conditions or a favorable line of credit.   Apply for a DUNS number here

    System For Award Management (SAM)

    The System for Award Management is an official website of the U.S. government. There is no cost to use SAM. You can use this site for FREE to:

    • Register to do business with the U.S. government
    • Update or renew your entity registration
    • Check status of an entity registration
    • Search for entity registration and exclusion records
      Visit the SAM website here

    Contract Opportunities

    View procurement notices from Federal contracting offices to find opportunities to bid for Federal business. These include pre-solicitation notices, solicitation notices, award notices and sole source notices. Manage your searches and track notices by creating an account. View contract opportunities here.

      Downloadable Frequently Used Vendor Forms, Documents & Policies

      COVID-19 N3B Subcontractor Toolbox

      COVID-19 Partial Stop Work Order REA Invoice Checklist

      Vendor ACH Authorization Agreement

      Vendor Maintenance Form – N3B Form 9061

      Solicitations & Opportunities

      Open solicitations and business opportunities will be posted here each week on Tuesday at 4PM, Mountain time. Solicitations and opportunities will be open until 7 calendar days after the initial offer date. Solicitations may be submitted via email by sending to 

      Final Test

      Due Date: Sep 23, 2020 by 12:00am MST


      Timber Sale Preparation Services

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      Upcoming Opportunities Forecast

      Public Law 100-656, the Business Opportunity Development Reform Act of 1988, amended the Small Business Act to place new emphasis on acquisition planning. The law requires agencies to compile and make available projections of contracting opportunities  small and small disadvantaged firms may be able to perform.

      In response to this requirement, Forecast of Contract Opportunities includes projections of anticipated contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold that small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses may be able to perform under direct contracts with the Government, or through subcontracting opportunities. This Department-wide forecast of contract opportunities expands upon individual efforts already implemented, aimed at enhancing competition in contracting. 

      The Forecast of Contract Opportunities is updated annually, at the beginning of the fiscal year (October). Click the link below to view the 2020 Q3 and Q4 forecast.


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