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DOE to Address Small Businesses Barriers in Government Contracting at Waste Management Conference

January 31, 2013 - 12:00pm


PHOENIX EM and the DOE Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) are working to address barriers that hinder small businesses from competing for prime contracts for work in the Cold War cleanup program.

To that end, OSDBU and EM are co-hosting a discussion led by a panel of diverse experts from DOE headquarters and leaders from small business companies. The panel dialogue will focus on input received from small businesses.

The panel will meet at 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 26 during the Waste Management Conference in Phoenix Feb. 24-28. Hosted by WM Symposia, the annual conference brings together experts from around the world to discuss management of radioactive material and related topics. During the session hosted by DOE, the panelists will interact with the audience as they describe strategies for achieving small business contracting objectives and mitigation of barriers that may affect small business contracting opportunities.

Panelists include OSDBU Deputy Director John Hale III; EM Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Project Management Jack Surash; Dade Moeller CEO Matt Moeller; and Wastren Advantage, Inc. President and CEO Steve Moore. Dade Moeller provides professional and technical services in environment, safety and health and quality assurance. Wastren Advantage provides solutions for managing the lifecycle of hazardous and radioactive materials.

For more information, visit the WM Symposia website.