SGR Heads to Washington

Published on July 13th, 2014 in the Los Alamos Monitor (click here)


the LA Daily Post (click here for full article)

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SGR heads to D.C.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Updated: July 12, 8:01 pm)

This past week, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D-Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Sandoval and Rio Arriba) traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with New Mexico’s federal delegation and discuss LANL funding and NNSA procurement policies. In her meetings with Senators Tom Udall and Martin Henrich and Representatives Ben Ray Lujan, Michelle Lujan Grisham and Steve Pearce, Garcia Richard stressed the region’s concerns that the NNSA is wanting LANL and other NNSA facilities to use the NNSA Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC) for commodity purchases under unequal and non-competitive terms. This NNSA directive bypasses the normal competitive LANL RFP process and drives LANL purchases away from local and regional contractors to out-of-state firms. Garcia Richard asked the Congressional delegation to support a proposal to have NNSA/DOE provide resources and guidelines for a regional business cooperative that will allow New Mexico based contractors to become competitive and participate in the NNSA SCMC procurement system.

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