The Acquisitions Department works closely with our contractors and business partners to foster success and supply the Frederick National Laboratory and our customers with high quality products and services.

The department, within the Contracts and Acquisitions Directorate, is responsible for all purchasing and subcontracts directly supporting the Frederick National Laboratory’s mission to discover, innovate, and improve human health.

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We support the facility infrastructure, laboratory operations and maintenance, supply chain operations, and on-site occupational health service. Subcontracting and outsourcing are crucial for the operation of Frederick National Laboratory on behalf of our customers, both locally and globally. We look for rapid response to customer needs, reasonable and competitive cost solutions, and timely delivery of products and services.

Supplies and services we seek

Our suppliers provide a variety of commodities and services from consumable lab supplies to research contracting.

Research and Development Services and Subcontracts 

  • Vaccine development 
  • Pharmaceutical development and manufacturing 
  • Biomedical research 
  • Clinical trial operations 
  • Data management 
  • Cell production 
  • DNA sequencing 
  • Consultant (scientific and administrative) 
  • Other research and development services 

Commercial Goods and Services 

  • Laboratory equipment and supplies 
  • Industrial services and supplies 
  • Animals and animal supplies 
  • Commercial services 
  • Maintenance and repair services 
  • Office and laboratory furniture 
  • Cleaning and janitorial supplies 

Construction and Facilities Services 

  • General contractor — new construction and renovation (all trades) 
  • Architect and engineering 
  • Demolition