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Hanford Business Leaders

Procurement Professionals

Successful Small Business Owners

Targeted Breakout Sessions

A Unique Business Opportunity Fair

Endless Opportunities to Network!



April 12-13, 2023

Bridging Partnerships is back and it’s LIVE at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Washington on April 12-13, 2023. In the meantime, you can take a virtual tour of Hanford at Hanford Virtual Tour.

Why Attend Bridging Partnerships?

The primary goal of Bridging Partnerships is to bring professionals from both small and large businesses together under one roof to network, learn, and build relationships that lead to increased procurement and other business opportunities for small businesses.

Why Market at Bridging Partnerships?

There’s no better place to boost your brand and engage federal buyers, large company decision makers, and small business owners than Bridging Partnerships!

When you exhibit here, you can:

CONNECT with buyers and decision-makers!

Don’t miss your chance to create new partnerships with DOE national laboratories, program offices, as well as some of the industry’s most important prime contractors.

LEARN about upcoming procurement requirements!

This is an incredible opportunity to meet with DOE representatives and prime contractors, discover solutions to building a strong small business team for the next DOE opportunity, and network and learn from other small businesses who are successful in the DOE marketplace.

RAISE your visibility in a very competitive market!

Exhibiting allows you to set yourself apart from the competition by showing your commitment to the business of government and your support for the Agency’s mission.

“If you want to play in the Hanford Market, the Bridging Partnership Small Business Symposium can help you get there.  From collaboration, to networking, to navigating the supplier processes; this conference is a great event for both large and small businesses alike.”

~TradeWind Services LLC

“The Bridging Partnerships event is one of the single greatest assemblies of business owners and industry leaders in the Tri-Cities area. The business networking opportunities provided at this single event propelled us into positive relationships with Fortune 500 companies and various industry leaders, and participation in the 2-day BP Conference resulted in more positive new relationships than three months of active marketing and networking effort on our own.”

~Arthur Baranovskiy, AYB Drafting 

“I’ve attended the Bridging Partnerships Conference in 2018 and 2019 and have realized direct positive benefits to my business from both events.  The BP conference has been consistently effective in bringing small businesses, interested in doing business at Hanford, together with DOE and the Hanford Prime Contractors, and with the programs and organizations that assist small businesses.  Of particular value for my business, McCormack Consulting, have been the partnering arrangements that I’ve made with other small businesses to collaborate on Hanford Opportunities that are too large and complex for an individual small business to tackle.”

~David McCormack, McCormack Consulting

“I had the pleasure of attending this event in May of 2019. My small business was new to the Department of Energy (DOE), and we were unfamiliar with the Hanford Clean Up project. As a first-time attendee I found this event to be invaluable with knowledge and guidance. This event is designed to give the first-time attendee the understanding of the Hanford site structure and roles each division is responsible for, how they operate with each other, and the chain of command. I found the site tour to be fascinating; seeing first-hand the current projects and operations at the Hanford site helped me visualize how the services my business offers can aid Hanford in its objectives. This event joined together key players ready to offer insight and assistance to small businesses just starting into the DOE world as well as reconnect and build relationships between established firms. I would recommend it to all interested business even if they are unsure how and where they would fit in; by the end of the symposium, I am sure they will know.”

~Tara Erickson, Pacific CM

Your presence and participation help to make this event successful, productive, and fun!

If you have any questions regarding the event, please email


The Hanford Small Business Council