Overview of the Small Business Program
The Small Business Program serves the U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the community by advocating for small businesses, including those owned by the disadvantaged, women, veterans, and service-disabled veterans, as well as those located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones). For more information, please see the following topics on this page:
The vision of the NRC's Small Business Program is to promote and integrate all small businesses into the competitive base of contractors that pioneer the future of nuclear reactors, nuclear power plant licensing, and nuclear research.
The NRC's Small Business Program supports the agency's mission through contracts with all sizes and types of businesses to procure products and services that assist the agency in meeting its operational goals and objectives. Toward that end, the mission of the Small Business Program is to fulfill the following responsibilities:
- Advise the Commission and Executive Director for Operations on all matters related to small business.
- Promote the development and management of NRC programs that assist all categories of small business.
- Provide oversight in small business matters for all contracts with a value greater than $150K.
- Develop small businesses in high-tech areas that include technology transfer and commercialization.
- Ensure that small businesses have maximum practicable opportunities to participate in NRC prime contracts and subcontracts.
- Provide technical assistance and counsel to the business community.
- Engage in business-related outreach events in support of the Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local government, and the business community.
The Small Business Act, as amended, is the authority under which the NRC Small Business Program has been established. Consistent with that act, the purpose of the program is to support and advocate for the Federal portfolio of small business programs.
The agency's Small Business Program provides the following services to the business community:
- Provide Tips for Conducting Business with NRC, as well as technical assistance through training and counseling.
- Publish an annual Forecast of Contracting Opportunities.
- Negotiate Goals for prime and subcontracting awards to all categories of small businesses.
- Conduct Quarterly Business Seminars and other outreach activities for the business community.
- Review contract requirements for Small Business Contracting Programs and other opportunities.
- Monitor small business legislation and provide agency input, as necessary.
- Represent the NRC by participating in procurement fairs and other business conferences, fairs, and educational forums sponsored by the Federal and local governments, Congress, and local business communities.
For more information, contact the Small Business Program (301-415-7381 or TTD: 301-415-5244).