Savannah River Nuclear Solutions reaches $1 billion in small-business subcontracts

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Sep. 16—Savannah River Nuclear Solutions has subcontracted over $1.26 billion to small businesses over the last five years.

The manager and operator of the Savannah River Site announced Wednesday that it had averaged $253 million in subcontracts which exceeds their small-business contracting goals by 33%.

"Our ability to perform our missions is hinged upon the success of our small-business community. Partners like ETEBA [Energy, Technology, and Environmental Business Association] provide access to well-established businesses who clearly understand what we do and the importance of performance," Dennis Carr, executive vice president and National Nuclear Security Administration chief operations officer, said. "SRNS will continue to support these events because they bring tremendous value to the site."

A news release attributed the company's success with small businesses to its emphasis on building strong relationships with small-business owners and finding a variety of methods to regularly and optimally communicate with them.

SRNS also sponsors and conducts a series of events including conferences, forums, business builder events, meetings and a mentoring-program each year for the benefit of those small businesses who provide an extensive array of goods and services.