Small Business Programs
Fluor established a purchasing program with a solicitation preference toward regional businesses while complying with our DOE procurement and program requirements. We subcontract a significant portion of our work scope and procure the bulk of our supplies and materials, and many services from local sources.
Most jobs today are created by new and expanding businesses. We believe that bringing our strong regional purchasing program tested and proven at the PGDP, can be the catalyst needed for economic development.
Prior to establishing its Regional Purchasing Program, Fluor will meet with local businesses to discuss their concerns and ideas for regional development. We will also collaborate with community leaders to identify ways we can assist them with their future plans for the area.
Our Program goal is simple: we will focus on using regional vendors whenever practical to fulfill our Task Order requirements, and we will expect our subcontractors at all tiers to participate in this regional purchasing approach. Fluor will promote economic development by targeting regional purchasing to local venues, when possible, and establishing business alliances.
Fluor will leverage funding to the site to keep maximum dollars in the community. Businesses within the PGDP region will be eligible to compete over the life of the 3-year Task Order.
Fluor will conduct business alliances with regional vendors and businesses to generate new revenue streams. Through these alliances, we will provide development assistance and opportunities for regional small businesses and vendors. We will:
- Identify regional small businesses and vendors for training and mentoring programs to enable companies to compete fairly and effectively for subcontracts and purchase orders.
- Provide assistance with the development of business systems to enable regional vendors to meet the audit and reporting requirements of the contractor and DOE.
- Encourage the formation of regional trade associations that will enable regional businesses to meet future project needs.
- Coordinate with Chambers of Commerce and Small Business Development Centers on small business assistance opportunities.
- Conduct regional workshops to communicate opportunities to prospective regional vendors and increase the vendor database.
- Develop subcontract work packages for small businesses and small disadvantaged businesses.