Qualified Construction/Demolition Subcontractors

This process is applicable to firms seeking to perform work as a Prime Construction/Demolition Subcontractor to the Company. It is not applicable to lower-tier Subcontractors.

Organizations interested in being invited, added, or maintained on the Company’s list of Qualified Construction/Demolition Subcontractors will first need to contact and work with [email protected] for further instructions on proceeding. The following information is strongly recommended to have ready to present as needed:

1.) Transmittal letter which includes the following:

a.) Company Name

b.) Company Address

c.) Point of contact (POC)

d.) POC’s Phone Number

e.) POC’s E-mail Address

f.) Current business size (Big or Small) and any socioeconomic considerations (disadvantaged, woman-owned, etc.)

g.) Identify all of the specialty areas for which you wish to be considered:

  • General Contractor
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Roofing
  • Asphalt
  • Pavement
  • Concrete
  • Demolition
  • Fire Protection
  • Glass & Glazing
  • Painting
  • Flooring Installation
  • Hoisting & Rigging

h.) Minimum Job Cost Range

i.) Maximum Job Cost Range

j.) What work do you self-perform?

k.) Who are frequently used sub-contractors?

2.) Current State of Tennessee Contractor’s license. The license must be in the name of the firm wanting to be on the list, not in the name of an individual, parent company, or subsidiary.

3.) Health and Safety Program that meets the requirements of OSHA. According to OSHA, an effective Safety and Health Program includes four main elements. Those elements are management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, and safety and health training.

Subcontractors shall submit for approval their Safety and Health Program that addresses the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Elements of Construction S&H Program (06/28/18). As of January 2018, the minimum safety and health elements for the S&H program differ based on industry type. See Elements of Construction S&H Program: Section 8.1 for Safety & Health Training Requirements. See OSHA Safety and Health Program Recommended Practices for additional assistance. Work performed at the DOE site will be performed in accordance with 10 CFR 851.

Subcontractors must have a satisfactory performance record with no recent seriously deficient contract performance. Past failure to perform acceptably is strong evidence of non-responsibility. Failure to meet quality requirements is a significant factor in determining satisfactory performance. The Company may determine a subcontractor not qualified if the subcontractor has failed under previous contracts to meet quality standards, complete work on schedule, or otherwise failed to act responsibly or to meet or comply with other contractual obligations.

4.) Letter from Insurer indicating ability to comply with ORNL’s Insurance Form 2.

5.) Submit a certificate from your workman’s compensation insurance carrier stating your current Experience Modification Rating (EMR).

6.) List all construction projects in progress and jobs completed in the last three years.

7.) Key Personnel (Project Managers, Superintendents, and Safety and Health Personnel).


Organizations interested in being invited, added, or maintained on the Company’s list of Qualified Construction/Demolition Subcontractors will first need to contact and work with [email protected] for further instructions on proceeding.

Under normal circumstances, it is recommended that you allow at least 90 days for review of your submittal. Periods of high volume may require a longer review time. Submittals are reviewed in the order in which they are received.