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Small Business Participation and Opportunities

The most likely areas for research and development opportunities will be in the areas of the Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Programs.  When Program Administration subcontracting actions are identified, the small business community will be given maximum opportunities to compete for the work in this area.  Each year during the development of the Annual Plan, RPSEA will work closely with the DOE to identify appropriate opportunities for the small business community.  RPSEA will establish the small business goals related specifically to that year’s research and development projects and any additional program administration procurements.  

RPSEA Committment Statement

RPSEA is committed to the fair and equal treatment of all vendors.  It is the policy of the company that small business suppliers, including Small Disadvantaged Businesses, Woman-Owned Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, Historically Black Colleges and Universities /Minority Institutions, and Historically Underutilized Business Zone Businesses, shall have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in the procurement process for the company's purchases for materials, supplies, and services, consistent with the goals of the company and its customers.  The following objectives guide RPSEA’s activities in fulfilling this commitment:
  • Meet, or exceed, the legislative expenditure goals of all purchases for the fiscal year with HUBs and small business concerns
  • Provide information to and support supply chain and internal departments by acquiring training, and involvement in external vendor events to assist them in meeting RPSEA’s HUB & Federal Small Business Program's goals
  • Communicate with HUBs and small business concerns, as required, regarding any changes in policies and procedures affecting the bidding process
To assist small businesses in participating in Government contracting opportunities with RPSEA and the US. Government, RPSEA has developed a series of procedural steps that are essential for the success of small businesses.  A “Twelve Step Program for Success,” has been created to assist small business owners on how to effectively sell to the federal government, since partnering with the federal government can often times be difficult as a U.S. Small Business Owner that has limited Federal contracting experiences. 

Small Business Subcontracting Assistance

 Twelve Step Program for Success,  PDF  (53 KB)