Edgewater earns DOE honor

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The Los Alamos firm was named the top small business by the government entity


Edgewater Technical Associates, LLC, of Los Alamos was named Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Department of Energy.

DOE, the largest civilian contracting agency within the Federal government, is conducting its 12th Annual Small Business Conference & Expo at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri today through Thursday.

According to its website, Edgewater Technical Associates, LLC, “we provide expert assistance to improve human performance when quality, safety and regulatory compliance are essential.

“Our strong technical capabilities are derived from the extensive nuclear experience of Edgewater’s management and senior staff. Our expertise spans numerous areas of DOE, NNSA and commercial nuclear activities, encompassing regulatory, compliance, Integrated Safety Management, human performance strategies and multidisciplinary engineering services.”

Edgewater Technical Associates started business at LANL in 2003. 

According to its website, “Edgewater continues to have a strong presence at LANL, and we enjoy an excellent working relationship with LANS, the LANL prime contractor. Of the 1,300 small businesses supporting LANS, Edgewater is one of seven companies to receive the 2010 Service Excellence Award.”

Additionally, in 2008, 2009, and 2010, LANS nominated Edgewater for the DOE Small Business of the Year Award. Edgewater currently has over 130 employees at LANL and other DOE sites.

Edgewater Technical Associates were honored at a luncheon during the conference today.

Drawing more than 1,600 participants, the conference and Expo will present information to help small businesses across the country benefit from federal funding including grant opportunities, contracting openings, and subcontracting options. 

“Small businesses are the building blocks of the clean energy economy, helping to create jobs and drive the innovation that will help the U.S. to win the future,” said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. 

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri’s fifth congressional district, Kansas City Mayor Sly James and National Nuclear Security Administration Administrator Tom D’Agostino will be offering remarks at the conference. The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization will discuss upcoming funding opportunities with small business leaders who are looking to showcase their abilities and participate in the government contracting process. One-on-one matchmaking sessions and workshops led by department procurement analysts and small business specialists will teach small business owners to identify funding opportunities and gain a greater understanding of how to work most effectively with the Department of Energy.