About Us

Who We Are

theEDGE is built by industry users for industry users
Darren and Kelsey Shank created theEDGE because they are passionate about helping businesses that work in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) industry or would like to do business in DOE succeed. Their goal is to provide a cutting-edge, real-time software platform that provides greater access to information for companies that navigate this industry.
Our team is built around a group of DOE insiders that have worked for large and small businesses. We successfully chased Tier 1 (prime contracting direct to DOE) opportunities and Tier 2 (subcontracting to the primes) opportunities in EM, NNSA, Energy, and Science, from Hanford to Savannah River and all the places in between. We know the people, the Complex, the lingo, the companies, and the partners. Our contributors have won over $70B in DOE contracts over the past 20 years.
Let us help you in your next pursuit.
In 2023, theEDGE celebrated five years in business. We were also certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as a woman-owned small business (WOSB).
(Darren and Kelsey exhibiting at the annual WM Symposia throughout the years)

A Need
theEDGE was designed to bring Doing Business with the Department of Energy into the next generation for Major Prime Contracting, Prime Contracting, and Subcontracting pursuits
The Shanks recognized a gap in the industry, so they decided to make a change and worked with a team of highly skilled software developers to create the first software system specifically designed for capturing DOE business.
DOE is rich in information, with hundreds of locations to seek information related to opportunities and gain precious industry intelligence and business news. Get the fastest route to new business opportunities with your membership to theEDGE. It's one login to stay connected and ahead.
theEDGE directly brings procurement opportunities from across the entire DOE complex to our members. Following an opportunity in theEDGE will save you time and money by notifying you of any updates to opportunities you are following in your personalized dashboard.
Bottom line, no matter what the size of your business, theEDGE can help you identify opportunities that will allow you to grow.

Your Account

When you become a member of theEDGE, you will get access to the following information:
  1. Your personal dashboard (set up to capture what you are interested in)
  2. New Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Quotes (RFQ), Expressions of Interest (EOI), Requests for Information (RFI), Grants, Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA), etc., from across the DOE Complex
  3. theEDGE annual Site forecasts (developed exclusively for our members by our expert team)
  4. Industry Intelligence (you saw it here first with the latest from DOE insiders)
  5. Site by Site Business News
  6. Major Prime Contractors' information from across the complex
  7. Site-specific information and tracking
  8. Industry Events and Locations
  9. The latest DOE Budgets (find out if your project has been funded)
  10. Advisory Board information and updates
  11. Awards for contracts across the DOE Complex