Small Business Forums

Sandia National Laboratories is dedicated to investing in its community and in helping grow our diverse supplier base.  Sandia actively seeks capable, qualified small businesses, including small disadvantaged businesses, woman-owned small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

What is a Small Business Forum?

  • Your opportunity as a supplier to learn how to do business with Sandia and to network with advocates, buyers, technical personnel, and other professionals.
  • Attendees can expect an educational presentation about working with government-type contracts, upcoming procurements, and an in-depth look at the above focus area.
  • Visit “Partnerships”.  This site provides detailed information into what/how Sandia buys to help determine if Sandia is the correct market for your business.

Please email for event information and registration information.

Small Business Forums FY24

Date Focus Location Registration
May 2, 2024 Small Business Opportunity Fair Albuquerque, NM Link coming soon!
August 27, 2024 Mentor-Protégé Program Forum in partnership with Department of Energy Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Albuquerque, NM Link coming soon!

Small Business Forums FY23

Date Focus Location Video PDF
November 29, 2022 Developing Manufacturing & Engineering Partnerships El Paso, TX
May 17, 2023 Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Livermore, CA
August 29, 2023 Partnership with DOE OSDBU & Local Small Business Resources Albuquerque, NM

Small Business Forums FY22

Date Focus Location Video PDF
October 12, 2021 Securing Your Small Business Supply Chain Virtual
February 22, 2022 In Partnership with OSDBU with a Focus on Small Disadvantaged Business Virtual
April 12, 2022 Cybersecurity Posture Virtual
July 12, 2022 Opportunities through the Pandemic - Supporting our Local New Mexico Businesses Virtual

Small Business Forums FY21

Date Focus Location Video PDF
October 20, 2020 Getting your foot in the door. Developing a strategy for obtaining subcontracts less than $250K. Virtual
February 9, 2021 Partnering with Department of Energy Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization – Architecture & Construction Opportunities Virtual
April 8, 2021 Expanding your business within Sandia Livermore, CA Virtual