Contracts Division

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the world’s premier research institution, empowering leaders and teams to pursue breakthroughs in an environment marked by operational excellence and engagement with the communities where we live and work. 

We deliver scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs needed to realized solutions in energy and national security and provide economic benefit to the nation. We conduct world-leading research that translates science into solutions for the world’s biggest problems. Our translational R&D approach spans fundamental science to demonstration and deployment, leveraging signature strengths in materials, neutrons, nuclear, and computing sciences. We play a pivotal role in America’s energy transformation into a clean, efficient, flexible, and secure energy future. Our researchers deliver breakthroughs in energy from generation to distribution and storage to end use. ORNL advances the science behind national security. We apply unique expertise, capabilities, resources, and facilities to solve critical scientific challenges in cybersecurity, nuclear security, and human security.

The Contracts Division at ORNL is comprised of various purchasing groups and a group responsible for policies, procedures, records, reports, and compliance. Our Division, in support of ORNL’s programs and missions, subcontracts for a wide variety of products and services with our total annual expenditures reaching approximately $1.2 billion. We have our own extensive Small Business Program to award subcontracts to American small businesses. Small businesses are vital to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its missions. Year after year, the laboratory has won awards for small business utilization, and has exceeded the Department of Energy’s goals. It is the laboratory’s policy to work with small businesses to the maximum extent practicable to help achieve the DOE mission.

This site has been designed for use by both ORNL employees and the public, including subcontractors and those interested in becoming subcontractors to ORNL. To find out more about us, please follow the provided links on the left hand side of the page.