SRS shows how to get Recovery Act contracts

Savannah River Site's primary contractor has scheduled two additional "Lunch and Learn" seminars to offer local business owners more guidance on how to compete for American Recovery & Reinvestment Act contracts.


The luncheons offer attendees step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the sometimes complex rules that include Central Contractor Registration and obtaining a Dun & Bradstreet DUNS Number -- two factors that are key in government contracting, said Paivi Nettamo, a spokeswoman for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions.

Participants will be provided with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for the Recovery Act procurement officials overseeing the contracts that are funding a series of major cleanup projects at SRS, funded with $1.4 billion in Recovery Act funds.

The additional Lunch & Learn seminars will be held March 18 at Newberry Hall in Aiken; and April 15 at the North Augusta Community Center in North Augusta, she said.

Similar events attracted 65 business representatives to a Barnwell meeting, and a capacity crowd of 125 participants at an Augusta event held last week.

About $273 million has been committed so far to shovel-ready projects. Recovery Act contracts have been awarded to 450 suppliers, of whom 120 are new to SRS work and represent $62 million in contracts.

Small businesses with a current business license from their local government may sign up for one of the two remaining luncheons. Seating is limited, and registration will be made on first- come, first-served basis.

To register, small business representatives should go online to Confirmation will be sent to the person making the reservation.

Lunch and learn details

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18

WHERE: Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St., Aiken

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15

WHERE: North Augusta Community Center, 100 Georgia Ave., North Augusta