AIKEN, S.C. – (April 24, 2019) – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) was recently presented five awards at the 18th Annual Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Forum & Expo. The awards received recognize SRNS’ management of their Small Business programs and supplier development initiatives. In addition, DOE-SR and SRNS protégé supplier UDR Consulting were presented awards. Overall, the Savannah River Site brought home seven of the 25 awards given at this year’s DOE Small Business Forum & Expo, held in Pittsburgh, PA.
“All credit is given to our diverse, talented workforce who make these achievements possible through their steady, exceptional performance. These multi-year awards provide evidence that SRNS is a leader in the DOE Complex in Small Business Advocacy and Supplier Development. With continued solid performance, we expect continued success in this part of our business,” said SRNS President and Chief Executive Officer Stuart MacVean.
SRNS Procurement Director Jay Johnson received the Facility Management Contractor (FMC) Procurement Director of the Year Award for his commitment to maximizing small business utilization through policies, procedures, outreach. Johnson has created an atmosphere with a “small business first” mindset throughout the organization.
J. Alex Agyemang, SRNS Manager of Small Business Programs and Supplier Partnering, received the FMC Small Business Program Manager of the Year for his efforts developing and managing a best-in-class small business program. In September 2018, SRNS launched their Mentor-Protégé Center of Excellence as the next phase in the SRS plan to enhance small business capabilities and skillsets to perform various scopes of work across all DOE sites. This phase incorporates a unique approach to DOE’s program and is a first-of-its-kind across the DOE complex.
Agyemang and Cheryl Hartfield, SRNS Small Business Specialist, were recipients of the Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization Director’s Excellence Award. DOE Savannah River Operations Office Small Business Manager Paradio Maith also received the Director’s Excellence Award. In addition, SRNS was recognized as Mentor of the Year and SRNS Protégé, UDR Consulting, received the Protégé of the Year award.
“SRNS is committed to the development of our partners. The Protégé Center of Excellence team strives to lead the way in small business advocacy and we believe that our program can make a true difference in how small businesses are developed across the DOE Complex,” said Agyemang.
SRNS also received recognition with Savannah River National Laboratory Director Dr. Vahid Majidi being named Laboratory Director of the Year.