Small Business Program
Small Business Program
Weston maintains an exceptional 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, Compliance, Oversight and Field Support Services
- Civil, Mechanical, Structural and Environmental Engineering Services
- Permitting, Studies, Investigations, Research Support Services
- Specialty Trade Construction Contractors
- Analytical & Testing Laboratory Services
- Field Equipment Rental & Leasing
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/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 site, register with the U.S. Small Business Administration for specific guidance and contracting support, and register in Weston’s Prequalified Subcontractor/Supplier Database, SubTrack®. If you are a service provider, please submit the Subcontractor Qualification Questionnaire. If you are a supplier of equipment or field supplies/materials, please submit the Supplier Qualification Questionnaire.
Weston has advocated and participated in the DoD and SBA Mentor-Protégé Programs for over 25 years, and is currently engaged in two formal Mentor-Protégé Agreements under the SBA All Small Mentor Protégé Program (ASMPP).
Silver Mountain Construction (SMC), an SBA Certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business, and Weston, participate in the ASMPP under NAICS code 236220. SMC, a subsidiary of North Wind Group, an Alaskan Native Corporation, provides horizontal and vertical construction, as well as fueling system construction services to the Department of Defense and other Federal Agencies. Under the ASMPP, SMC and Weston are permitted to form joint ventures for the purpose of executing contracts set-aside or reserved for Certified 8(a) small disadvantaged businesses. This arrangement allows both companies to combine the best of their broad capabilities and experience in time-critical infrastructure response, security construction, and fueling systems to provide clients seamless execution, while minimizing risk in contract performance.
Cape Environmental Management Inc (CAPE), a Small Business, and Weston, participate in the ASMPP under NAICS code 562910. CAPE provides environmental remediation and infrastructure services, munitions response, and environmental compliance services to the Department of Defense and other Civilian Agencies. Weston provides mentoring support to CAPE in the form of Management and Technical Assistance, General and Administrative Assistance, and Business Development Assistance. Under the ASMPP, CAPE and Weston are now permitted to form joint ventures for the purpose of executing environmental remediation services contracts set-aside or reserved for small businesses.
Weston conducts informal mentoring of SB firms by providing the required health and safety training for hazardous waste-related work, maintaining and preparing certified payroll records, SF1413s, project management guidance, compliance and ethics training, and second-tier subcontract management guidelines. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or Erica Rankin, SB Program Administrator at (610) 701-3129 or email@example.com.
Small Business Outreach & Conferences
Weston participates in many local, regional and national events and conferences as a means of conducting targeted outreach, 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 and event details are located via the links provided.
The State and Federal Government’s current “social distancing” guidance has resulted in many outreach events being cancelled, postponed, or being converted to virtual events. Weston will participate in these planned events to the maximum extent practicable, given the circumstances.
Supplier Diversity Links
System for Award Management (SAM) is 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.
The 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.
NAICS is the first-ever North American industry classification system. The system was developed to provide comparable statistics and establish Small Business Size Standards. Size Standards are listed for each corresponding NAICS code, and vary by industry sector, average number of employees or average annual revenues.
Post Small Business Opportunity
Weston and other Prime Contractors use SUB-Net to post solicitations or other notices – for example, notices of sources sought for teaming partners and subcontractors for future contracts. Small businesses can review this site to identify appropriate opportunities. While the site is primarily a place for large businesses to post solicitations and notices, it is also used by Federal, state and local Governments, colleges and universities, and some foreign Governments for the same purpose.
Useful Links–Government Sites