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Doing Business with The Smithsonian Institution and Smithsonian Facilities

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Doing Business with the Smithsonian Institution and Smithsonian Facilities Image of the Smithsonian Castle The Smithsonian Institution is renowned worldwide for its unique collections, exhibitions, and research programs. The diverse needs of the Institution create specialized requirements ranging from the construction or renovation of a museum to the publication of a brochure for a new exhibition, from the fulfillment of information technology needs for an administrative office to the purchase of specialized equipment to study the stars. A handbook found on the Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs (OEEMA) website is intended to serve the following businesses seeking work with the Smithsonian:
• Small businesses
• Minority businesses
• Socially and economically disadvantaged 8(a) businesses
• Businesses in the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program administered by the Small Business Administration
• Service-disabled veteran-owned firms
IAMFA  International Association of Museum Facility Administrators
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IFMA International Facility Management Association
FFC Federal Facilities Council
APPA Leadership in Educational Facilities
CII Construction Industry Institute
AAM American Association of Museums
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NCCPP National Conference on Cultural Property Protection
APGA American Public Gardens Association

Director's Message
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Smithsonian Facilities provides world class stewardship of Smithsonian buildings, gardens, and facilities— operating, maintaining and ensuring a safe, healthy environment that enhances the Smithsonian experience for all. Our employees don't just view our commitment to the small businesses program as meeting a required goal; we are committed to ensuring the program is a success for the small business, Smithsonian Facilities and the Smithsonian Institution. I encourage you to look at the Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs Supplier Diversity website www.si.edu/oeema; you will find information on the Smithsonian Institution's forecast of contracting opportunities as well as information on the soon to be constructed National Museum of African American History and Culture. You can find active Smithsonian procurement notices on the Federal Business Opportunities website www.fbo.gov. We will strive to ensure that the partnership we have with the small business program and community continues to grow in the coming years.

Nancy Bechtol