Sandia spent nearly $1.3 billion in goods and services in
“We had a really good year and topping $1 billion with nearly half a billion for New Mexico businesses is a significant milestone,” said Jodi A. Maheras, supply chain director. “Sandia’s supply chain is built on a diverse supplier community to achieve our national security mission and further economic prosperity.”
Sandia spent more than $1.18 billion in subcontracts and $88 million in procurement card payments, for a total of $1.27 billion in goods and services from suppliers in
The 2018 data, reflecting actual payments made, is based on Sandia’s fiscal year from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018. The data is available with breakdowns of Sandia’s spending in the 2018 Sandia National Laboratories Economic Impact brochure, which spotlights the Labs’ role in the economy.
New Mexico businesses received more than $462 million in
U.S. small businesses, including those in New Mexico, received 55 percent, or $656 million, of all Sandia subcontract spending.
“We continue to set and achieve ambitious small-business goals,” said Paul Sedillo, who manages small business programs. “This past fiscal year we increased spending in many major small business categories, including Woman-Owned Small Business, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) company, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business
Small businesses, diverse suppliers wanted
Sandia supplies small and diverse business owners with information on doing business and seeks capable local suppliers through a variety of programs, such as public forums with suppliers and civic leaders to discuss subcontracting opportunities and listing opportunities on its website.
In October 2016, Sandia began hosting open houses to meet personally with business owners and representatives. During
Sandia’s overall economic impact in 2018:
- About $1.95 billion was spent on labor and non-subcontract-related payments.
- More than $1.18 billion went to subcontract-related payments.
- More than $95.1 million went to the state of New Mexico for gross receipts tax.
- About $88.1 million was spent
throughprocurement card purchases.
The report demonstrates Sandia’s continued commitment to small business, Paul said. Sandia’s Supplier Diversity department oversees and negotiates small business subcontracting goals with the NNSA, which promotes
“Looking forward to
Small business subcontract-related payments for fiscal year 2018 with breakouts for Sandia’s New Mexico and California labs:
|Total small businesses||$656,221,000||$317,325,000||$91,600,000|
|Small business (non-minority, non-woman, non-veteran owned)||$70,521,000||$14,124,000||$33,508,000|
|Woman-owned small businesses||$132,151,000||$93,419,000||$16,746,000|
|Businesses in impoverished areas (HUBZone)||$68,623,000||$46,504,000||$0|
|Small disadvantaged business||$173,392,000||$86,773,000||$26,889,000|
|Business owned or co-owned by socially and economically disadvantaged person 8(a)||$26,234,000||$14,566,000||$188,000|
|Veteran-owned small businesses||$106,753,000||$40,404,000||$8,256,000|
|Service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses||$78,547,000||$21,535,000||$6,013,000|
Sandia also helps the state’s economy through the New Mexico Small Business Assistance program. In 2000, the state Legislature created the Laboratory Partnership with Small Business Tax Credit Act to help companies get technical support from the national labs. In 2017, the Sandia NMSBA provided $2.4 million in assistance to 188 small businesses in 21 New Mexico counties. Since 2000, Sandia has provided $36.4 million in assistance in all 33 counties.
Sandia job growth bolsters
local economy, giving
Sandia spending on New Mexico labor topped $1 billion as hiring and the number of employees increased at the Labs. Sandia made 2,342 hires in
Those hires include regular and limited-term employees, students, postdoctoral researchers
The Labs will continue to grow, and Sandia’s population will likely top 13,000 this fiscal year, as Sandia anticipates hiring about 1,800 employees. Student positions could account for 700 to 800 additional hires, bringing the number of anticipated hires in
Sandia employees gave more than $4.5 million in 2018 to nonprofits in New Mexico, California and the nation. Sandia also provided $1.4 million in corporate contributions to support the work of local nonprofits. The labs’ K-12 science, technology, engineering
“Sandia is committed to our communities,” said Delfinia Salazar, senior manager for