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DOE Discussion on Small Business Contract Barriers

March 5, 2013 - 12:00pm

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EM Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Project Management Jack Surash speaks during the session on barriers small businesses face competing for prime contracts.

EM Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Project Management Jack Surash speaks during the session on barriers small businesses face competing for prime contracts.

Pictured at the session on barriers in small business contracting, left to right, are Jim Fiore of Fiore Consulting; John Coffman of DeNuke Contracting Services, Inc.; John Hale III of the DOE Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization; Jack Surash of EM; and Matt Moeller of Dade Moeller.

Pictured at the session on barriers in small business contracting, left to right, are Jim Fiore of Fiore Consulting; John Coffman of DeNuke Contracting Services, Inc.; John Hale III of the DOE Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization; Jack Surash of EM; and Matt Moeller of Dade Moeller.

EM Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Williams, far right, was among the panelists at a Waste Management Conference reception for "Women of Waste Management," attended by more than 160 people. The panel of four women discussed their views on how technology and workplace practices impact the influence and success of women in the workplace. The event was sponsored by Fluor. For each participant in attendance, Fluor donated $25 to the Women for Wounded Warriors organization, which provides guidance and support to spouses of wounded service members. The event raised $4,000 for the organization. Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Director Beth Sellers, pictured far left, also represented DOE on the panel.

EM Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Williams, far right, was among the panelists at a Waste Management Conference reception for "Women of Waste Management," attended by more than 160 people. The panel of four women discussed their views on how technology and workplace practices impact the influence and success of women in the workplace. The event was sponsored by Fluor. For each participant in attendance, Fluor donated $25 to the Women for Wounded Warriors organization, which provides guidance and support to spouses of wounded service members. The event raised $4,000 for the organization. Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Director Beth Sellers, pictured far left, also represented DOE on the panel.

EM Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Project Management Jack Surash speaks during the session on barriers small businesses face competing for prime contracts.
Pictured at the session on barriers in small business contracting, left to right, are Jim Fiore of Fiore Consulting; John Coffman of DeNuke Contracting Services, Inc.; John Hale III of the DOE Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization; Jack Surash of EM; and Matt Moeller of Dade Moeller.
EM Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Williams, far right, was among the panelists at a Waste Management Conference reception for "Women of Waste Management," attended by more than 160 people. The panel of four women discussed their views on how technology and workplace practices impact the influence and success of women in the workplace. The event was sponsored by Fluor. For each participant in attendance, Fluor donated $25 to the Women for Wounded Warriors organization, which provides guidance and support to spouses of wounded service members. The event raised $4,000 for the organization. Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Director Beth Sellers, pictured far left, also represented DOE on the panel.

Small and large business representatives discussed barriers to competition at a well-attended Waste Management Conference session.

A panel of diverse experts from DOE headquarters and leaders from small business companies talked about meaningful work scopes to develop business, challenges faced with the current budget forecast and insight into future business opportunities.

EM and the DOE Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) hosted the session and are working to address the barriers small businesses face.

The panel comprised of government and contractor representatives offered multiple points of view in an open forum. Panelists included 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.

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