CNS reinforces commitment to small businesses

  • Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2016, 12:00 am

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC purchased more than $210 million in goods and services from small businesses during the first nine months of fiscal year 2016, including more than $149 million at the Y-12 National Security Complex and $61 million at the Pantex Plant. Small business contracting at Y-12 includes more than $10 million in small business obligations for work on the Uranium Processing Facility project, which is managed by Bechtel National, Inc., through a subcontract with CNS.

In recognition of the significant role small businesses play in the national economy—as well as the economies in East Tennessee and the Texas Panhandle—CNS uses small businesses in a variety of roles, from technical and administrative support to staff augmentation and construction support and strives to provide the maximum possible contracting opportunities to small businesses in a host of categories recognized by the Small Business Administration. Those categories include: 8(a), woman-owned, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), veteran-owned, service disabled veteran-owned small businesses, small and small disadvantaged businesses.

“Small businesses represent the backbone of our economy and the backbone of our success at CNS,” CNS Deputy Enterprise Manager Michelle Reichert said. “They’re important to getting our mission done and for helping us be the best stewards of taxpayer dollars we can be.”

CNS will host its annual small business awards ceremonies at Pantex and Y-12 in the fall. These awards honor local small businesses based on their commitment to CNS’ core values of integrity, trust, respect, teamwork and excellence, as well its four imperatives—safety, security, zero defects and delivering as promised.


Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) operates the Pantex Plant, located in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, under a single contract for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. Pantex and Y-12 are key facilities in the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, and CNS performs its work with a focus on the performance excellence and the imperatives of safety, security, zero defects and delivery as promised.

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Ellen Boatner
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