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Small Business Program

​​​ Initiating Business with INL

The INL Small Business Program Office serves as the advocate and point of contact for businesses seeking contracting opportunities. Use the following steps to initiate business with INL:

  • Register your business in the System for Award Management ( Required for all businesses.
    • For help with SAM registration, visit your local APEX Accelerator Center.  (Formerly Procurement Technical Assistance Center).
  • Register your business in the INL Vendor Registration Portal. Required to do business with INL.
  • Contact the Small Business Program Office at (208) 526-8564 to discuss potential opportunities.

Working with Small Business

INL has a goal to increase the extent, variety and complexity of small business involvement, and to ensure that small businesses participate in meaningful prime contract performance.

Details of the INL small business subcontracting goals and program initiatives are outlined on the Goals and Statistics page.




Fraudulent Purchase Orders -- Suppliers and Vendors beware: Please be aware that fraudulent purchase orders are being circulated. If you do not recognize the INL contact name on a purchase order you've received from us, or if you've never done business with INL and have received a purchase order, please contact us at (208) 526-9554. Email addresses from INL end with "" and not "," "," or "" These are incorrect. Additionally, INL is not liable for unauthorized or fraudulent activities purporting to be from us.


Register your business in the
INL Vendor Registration Portal 

Required to do business with INL.


Small Businesses are required to be registered in the System for Awards Management REGISTRATION IS FREE: There is NO FEE to register, or maintain your registration. If you get an e-mail from a company offering to help you register in asking you to contact them and pay them money, be cautious. These messages are not from the Federal Government. It is FREE TO REGISTER in for any entity.