Small Business Program

Weston maintains a highly successful Small Business (SB) Subcontracting Program that is governed by Federal and Corporate policies and procedures. We continuously seek qualified Small Businesses, HUBZone Small Businesses, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, Woman-Owned Small Businesses, and Veteran-Owned/Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses for subcontracting opportunities on regional and national work assignments in public and private sectors. Most need assessments are reviewed upon receipt of contract delivery/task orders, and requirements include, but are not limited to, the following disciplines:

  • Environmental Remediation Services
  • Environmental Field Support Services
  • Environmental Compliance and Oversight Activities
  • Civil, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering Services
  • Permitting, Studies, Investigations, Research Support Services
  • Specialty Trade Construction Services
  • Analytical & Testing Laboratory Services

Prior Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, and other appropriate Federal agency experience is desired. Firms must be experienced and qualified to perform work under the respective disciplines, and will be required to meet bonding, insurance, health and safety, and other certifications or requirements commensurate with specific project needs.

All SB firms are strongly encouraged to register and maintain Representations and Certifications on the System for Award Management at https://www.sam.gov, as well as register with the U.S. Small Business Administration. For specific guidance and contracting support for SBs, go to https://sba.gov.

To register in Weston’s Prequalified Subcontractor/Supplier Database, SubTrack, contact SmallBusiness@westonsolutions.com. If you are a provider of services, please request the Subcontractor Qualification Questionnaire. If you are a supplier of equipment or field supplies, please request the Supplier Qualification Questionnaire.

For general assistance pertaining to Weston’s Small Business Program, or for one-on-one counseling/mentoring, please contact: Stephanie Sherwood, SB Program Manager/SBLO at (610) 701-3580 or stephanie.sherwood@westonsolutions.com

Weston participates in many local, regional and national events and conferences as a means of conducting targeted market research and strategic sourcing for SB subcontractors and suppliers. The following events are listed as a courtesy for SBs, and include those currently planned for participation and/or sponsorship by Weston. Registration details are located via the links provided.

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2016

11th Annual Veteran Business Training & Outreach Conference—Oct 18 2016 Philadelphia, PA http://www.va.gov/osdbu/library/events.asp

Bridging Partnerships Small Business Symposium—Oct 18-19 2016 Pasco, WA http://bridgingpartnerships.com/

Women’s Chamber of Commerce Fall SB Federal Contracting Summit—Oct 20 2016 Washington, DC http://uswcc.org/events/natl-small-biz-contract-summit-fall/

National Minority Supplier Development Council—Oct 23-24  2016 Chicago, IL http://nmsdcconference.com/

HBCU Federal Contracting Academy Conference—Oct 26 Arlington, VA https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/speaker.aspx?EventID=1865218

Veterans Business Council to Government Expo, Matchmaker and Veterans Awards—Oct 26 Rochester, NY http://www.veteransbusinesscouncil.org/events/details/business-expo-matchmaker-3

GACO’s 29th Annual Procurement Opportunities Fair—Oct 26 Washington, DC http://www.mwdbegovtcomm.org/Pages/CalendarofEvents.aspx

SE Region Federal Construction Infrastructure & Environmental Summit:  FEDCON Summit 2016—Oct 26-27 Wilmington, NC  http://www.ncmbc.us/2016fedcon/

National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE)—Nov 1-3 Minneapolis, MN https://nvsbe16.mybusinessmatches.com/

MILCOM—Nov 1-3 Baltimore, MD http://events.afcea.org/milcom16/public/enter.aspx

APTAC Fall Conference—Nov 7-9 Washington, DC http://www.aptac-us.org/aptac-conferences/

Alliance Baltimore SB Procurement Fair—Nov 10 Linthicum, MD http://www.allianceforbiz.com/events/specific_event.php?id=161

EPA OSBP Service Disabled Veteran Small Business Outreach—Nov 10 Washington, DC:  Contact allen.david@epa.gov

SAME-DoD SB Conference—Nov 16-18 2016 Atlanta, GA http://www.same.org/index.php/events/calendar-of-events/2016-events

AUSA Army Contracts—Dec 1 Arlington, VA https://www.ausa.org/events/hot-topic-army-contracts

16th Annual Bexar County Small, Minority, Women and Veterans Business Conference—Dec 7 San Antonio, TX http://www.bexar.org/130/SMWBE-December-Conference

2017

National 8(a) Association Conference—Feb 7-8 Orlando, FL http://www.national8aassociation.org/upcoming-conferences

WEST Conference and Exhibition—Feb 21-23 San Diego, CA http://westconference.org/West17/Public/Enter.aspx

Alliance Northwest PTAC Conference—Mar 9 Puyallup, WA http://alliancenorthwest.org/

AUSA Global Force Symposium and Expo—Mar 13-15 Huntsville, AL https://www.ausa.org/events/global-force-symposium-and-exposition-2017

Idaho PTAC Conference—Mar 23 Coeur D’Alene, ID https://www.idahosbdc.org/specialized-services/government-contracting-ptac/workshop-event-details/

Navy Sea-Air Space Expo—Apr 3-5 Washington, DC http://www.seaairspace.org/

DoD OSBP Training Week—Apr 3-7 Atlanta, GA

APTAC Spring Conference—Apr 10-13 San Diego, CA http://www.aptac-us.org/aptac-conferences/

National SBIR/STTR Conference—May 15-17 Washington, DC http://nationalinnovationsummit.com/program/National_SBIR_Conference.html

Air Force ISR Industry Day—May 24 Chantilly, VA http://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdet.jsp?event_id=39257

SBTDC/PTAC Marketplace—May 31 Raleigh, NC http://www.sbtdc.org/events/marketplace/

SBTDC/PTAC Supplier Diversity Workshop—Jun 1 Cary, NC http://www.sbtdc.org/programs/ptac/supplier-diversity/

APTAC Fall Conference—Nov 5-8 Washington, DC http://www.aptac-us.org/aptac-conferences/

Check back often for additional outreach events, SB training, and updates to this page

Supplier Diversity Links

sam_logoSystem for Award Management (SAM), a new government data system that replaces several legacy systems.  It is used by many government agencies as well as prime contractors to those agencies to locate suppliers to meet their unique requirements

sba_logoThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created by Congress in 1953 to help America’s entrepreneurs form successful small enterprises. Today, SBA’s program offices in every state offer financing, training and advocacy for small firms. In addition, the SBA works with thousands of lending, educational and training institutions nationwide.

The Small Business Administration offers a variety of loan programs for very specific purposes. To learn more, visit https://www.sba.gov/loanprograms.

NAICS is the first-ever North American industry classification system. The system was developed by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to provide comparable statistics across the three countries. For the first time, government and business analysts will be able to compare directly industrial production statistics collected and published in the three North American Free Trade Agreement countries. NAICS also provides for increased comparability with the International Standard Industrial Classification System (ISIC, Revision 3), developed and maintained by the United Nations.

molis_logoMOLIS is a ground-breaking online database of the research capabilities of over 268 minority institutions. MOLIS is used by government agencies, organizations and institutions (both private and public) to identify opportunities for HBCUs & minority serving institutions.

 

Post Small Business Opportunity

sba_sub_net_logoPrime contractors use SUB-Net to post subcontracting opportunities. These may or may not be reserved for small business, and they may include either solicitations or other notices – for example, notices of sources sought for teaming partners and subcontractors on future contracts. Small businesses can review this web site to identify opportunities in their areas of expertise. While the web site is designed primarily as a place for large businesses to post solicitations and notices, it is also used by Federal agencies, state and local Governments, non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, and even foreign Governments for the same purpose.

fedbiz_opps_logoThe FBO System allows Government Buyers to post synopses, solicitations and related documents on the internet and interfaces with other agency applications. The System also provides the functionality to search for business opportunities and to assist suppliers to register to receive notices of interest to their companies.

 

Useful Links–Government Sites

13 CFR Small Business Administration (06/13/06 Edition)
ABA Small Business & Socioeconomic Programs
Air Force Home Page
DCMA OSDBU
Defense Logistics Information Systems
Department of Veteran Affairs – Home
Dept of Veteran Affairs OSDBU
DoD Office of Small Business Programs
DoD SB Regional Councils
eSRS (Electronic subcontracting Reporting System)
FAR: Federal Acquisition Regulation
FPDS-NG Log in
“AbilityOne” – Home Page
American Indian Index
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Native American Business Alliance
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
SBA Dynamic Small Business Search
PTAC List