Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sandia praised for helping businesses.

IN BRIEF

Sandia National Laboratories earned several national awards in 2000 for providing contracting opportunities to small business.

The U.S. Small Business Administration gave Sandia the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for excellence in research and development. The award honors federal contractors for using small businesses as suppliers and subcontractors.

The U.S. Department of Energy named the lab its Management and Operating Contractor of the Year after Sandia spent $276 million in 2000 with small businesses, including $76 million with disadvantaged businesses, $46 million with woman-owned businesses and about $15 million with 8(a) small businesses. …

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