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Small Business Standouts at Brookhaven National Laboratory

November 1, 2013 - 11:43am


  • P.W. Grosser

    P.W Grosser is a small business that has been providing Brookhaven Science Associates with high-quality environmental engineering services since 1993. This photo shows ongoing removal of the below grade ducts beneath Bldg. 704, used to exhaust cooling air. Photo by P.W. Grosser.

  • M.S. Hi-Tech

    M.S. Hi-Tech is is a small business that supplies electronic components and various other electronic products to BSA. This photo shows a new warehouse at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Photo by M.S. Hi-Tech.

The country’s national laboratories have large spending power, with operating budgets that enable cutting edge research, innovation, and growth. When we contract with small businesses in support of our mission and work of the national laboratories, that dollar stretches even further, going back to community businesses and employing workers across the country.

At Brookhaven National Laboratory, one of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, small business support has a big impact. In FY2013 alone, 22,163 contracts and subcontracts were awarded to small businesses, totaling $73,503,869.47 total.

This $74 million supported 1,929 contracts with small disadvantaged businesses, 5,270 contracts with woman-owned small businesses, 599 contacts with historically underutilized business zone small businesses, and 11,674 contracts with veteran-owned small businesses and service disabled veteran owned small businesses. 

Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security. Brookhaven is operated and managed for the Office of Science by Brookhaven Science Associates, a limited-liability company founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, the largest academic user of Laboratory facilities, and Battelle, a nonprofit, applied science and technology organization. Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry and government researchers, and our small businesses are a major force that enables this to happen.

Here, we highlight two of these suppliers, who were nominated AND won the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Subcontractor of the Year Award:

P.W. Grosser Consulting, Inc.  In 2012, P.W. Grosser Consulting won the prestigious national SBA Subcontractor of the Year award. Located in Bohemia, New York, P.W. Grosser Consulting is a small business that has been providing BSA with high-quality environmental engineering services since 1993. The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act enabled the acceleration of several BSA environmental restoration projects. P.W. Grosser Consulting was a key player on BSA’s environmental restoration projects. They have a proven and reliable high-level staff, with a quick response time. This history of excellence translated to cost savings for BSA, since learning curve issues were eliminated, thus increasing productivity and time management.

For a small firm of only 60 people, the company has demonstrated superior technical expertise. They are an organization of highly skilled and motivated people that are focused on meeting the needs of their clients. PWGC is a prime example of the BIG impact that a small business can have on a project.

M.S. Hi-Tech, Inc.  In 2013, M.S. Hi-Tech, Inc. won the prestigious SBA Region II Subcontractor of the Year award. Located in Hauppauge, New York, M.S. Hi-Tech, Inc. is a small business that supplies electronic components and various other electronic products to BSA. The staff’s solid technical background and strong customer support, coupled with competitive pricing and good deliveries makes them one of BSA’s outstanding suppliers.