The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program allows New Mexico small businesses facing a technical challenge to access the unique expertise of Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories. At no cost to the business, small businesses can seek assistance from lab scientists or engineers for projects that require testing, design consultation, and access to special equipment or facilities.
Sandia uses a variety of agreements to develop partnerships with industry, state and local governments, and universities. The partner's goals, plus funding sources for the agreement, and Sandia's strategic business objectives, determine the most appropriate partnering mechanism.
As a Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), Sandia may perform work for industry responding to certain types of federal government solicitations such as broad agency announcements or small business innovation research/technology transfer. The solicitation must allow FFRDC participation and meet the requirements of Sandia's management and operating contract with DOE/NNSA.