The Y-12 National Security Complex is committed to obtaining the best value in the products and services it purchases, accomplished through
- Implementing subcontracting practices that are regarded as the Standard of Excellence by the Department of Energy and others
- Exhibiting the highest ethical standards
- Being good stewards of the taxpayer's dollars
Y-12 practices affirmative procurement, purchasing environmentally friendly products, including those with reduced packaging and those manufactured totally or in part from recovered/recycled materials.
Y-12 is authorized to use Government Services Administration supply sources for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, and services (view authorization letter, PDF). Authority to commit Y-12 for purchases is vested in Procurement staff. Suppliers should act only on purchase commitments made by authorized Procurement personnel.