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Business Partnerships: Local and Diverse Spending
The CH2M family of companies has a long-standing commitment to fostering relationships with small and diverse businesses. We promote participation by partnering with local, small, and diverse business firms and providing business opportunities, training, mentoring, and other resources to help them develop and grow.
We define “local” as the site where a project is designed or constructed. As a global project delivery firm, we conduct short- and long-term projects in many locations. We make inquiries with local chambers of commerce and minority; women; veteran; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT); and small business professional organizations to increase the number of small and diverse businesses in our supplier database and foster partnerships where we have active projects. Numbers and percentages fluctuate from year to year because of our acquisition of other companies, the nature and amount of work that can be subcontracted, and the fact that some businesses expand and no longer qualify as small businesses according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Overall, CH2M pursues subcontracting opportunities with small, disadvantaged, LGBT, minority, veteran-owned, and woman-owned enterprises for our commercial, industrial, U.S. federal, and municipal contracts.
Our Supplier Diversity and Small Business Program is a success because of our employees’ commitment to providing subcontracting opportunities to small and diverse businesses to the maximum extent practical. CH2M takes pride in recognizing these individuals, projects, and subcontractors for their dedication in supporting the firm’s deliverable requirements and our clients’ socioeconomic initiatives.
For 2015, the Supplier Diversity and Small Business Program recognizes the hard work and dedication of the following employees and projects or programs:
- Two employee recognition awards (for program and project managers and contract and subcontract administrators) recognize employees that provide small business opportunities for subcontracting, nurturing relationships, and enhancing small and diverse businesses’ skills to compete for larger scopes of work:
- Advocate of the Year Award – Program/Project Manager: Sielen Namdar
- Advocate of the Year Award – Prime Contract/Subcontract Administrator: Michelle Bell
- Three levels of project or program recognition reward project teams for meeting or exceeding their contractual small and diverse business subcontracting goal requirements:
- Diamond Award—Meets or exceeds all small and diverse business subcontracting goals (presented to 14 projects or programs for clients such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Fort Campbell, U.S. Navy, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Association, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation, the EPA, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Air National Guard, and Pacific Gas & Electric Company)
- Platinum Award—Meets or exceeds all but one small and diverse business subset subcontracting goal (presented to four projects or programs for the U.S. Marine Corps, the EPA, the U.S. Army, and the CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company)
- Administrator’s Award—Various circumstances prevent meeting the overall small and diverse business criteria, but small and diverse business use performance is still exemplary (presented to one project: the Philadelphia International Airport Capitalization Enhancement Program)
CH2M also participates in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s awards program to recognize our great subcontractors. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Subcontractor of the Year awards program allows large business contractors, such as CH2M, to nominate its best and brightest small business subcontractors for national recognition. Since 1996, CH2M has nominated 42 small business subcontractors for this award.
We also maintain strong mentor-protégé relationships with minority and woman businesses under the U.S. Department of Energy, EPA, and U.S. Small Business Administration programs. We participate in more than 15 small business networking events each year.