AttainIt in the Field: U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Forum and Expo - Attainit

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AttainIt in the Field: U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Forum and Expo


Dawn Hall (President) and Francie Keane (Account Manager) attended the U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Forum and Expo on May 16-18, 2017 in Kansas City.  The Department of Energy OSDBU created this three-day event to connect small businesses with various DOE offices and programs to enhance DOE’s overall mission of ensuring America’s security and prosperity.  The annual event features educational workshops, a large exhibit hall, as well as business one-on-one matchmaking sessions. Over 1,000 attendees represent all levels of Federal, state, and local government agencies, the small business community and large/prime contractors. 

Hall says, “The event is a great opportunity to learn from the experts, network with DOE representatives, small business program managers, and prime contractors working within DOE.  We get a lot out of attending the event every year.”

Francie Keane, Account Manager has worked at AttainIt since 2009 and has tremendous experience in quoting, sourcing, and managing some of our more complex projects. She thrives on making strong and productive relationships and is a natural fit for the role. In her role as Account Manager she continues to lead complex projects and to develop relationships and better understand our customer’s and supplier’s needs. 

Keane says, “This was my first time attending the event and I am so impressed with the effort DOE and the prime contractors put into making this event so successful every year.  It is an important event for the small business community.”

“We were especially thankful to have the support of our suppliers Polaris Industries and W.W. Grainger at the event.  Both of these large businesses are very supportive of the small business community.  Tom Nelson, Polaris Government Account Manager was even able to bring a GEM vehicle for display in our booth.  You can find Polaris GEM vehicles on our GSA Schedule Contract GS-30F-0037X.”



AttainIt is pleased to maintain three federal supply schedules:

AttainIt provides high-quality products and services to government agencies, prime contractors and large corporations. The company is a certified economically-disadvantaged, woman-owned small business (EDWOSB), small disadvantaged business, certified HUBZone firm and certified Texas HUB business that can fulfill the requirements of small business spending directives and supplier diversity programs using various contract vehicles. Its suppliers include Agilent Technologies, Cole Parmer, Fisher Scientific, FLIR Systems, Garratt Callahan, Grainger, GRIFOLS, Johnson Controls, Peak Scientific, Polaris, Snap-on, Thermo Scientific and York.

Contact your AttainIt Account Manager to find out how we can help you achieve your small business goals!  AttainIt maintains three federal supply schedules and has a robust offering of scientific research instrumentation, laboratory supplies and industrial supplies.  Check us out at