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Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass is committed to providing meaningful roles for small (SB), small disadvantaged (SDB) 8(a), small HUBZone, woman-owned (WOSB), veteran-owned (VOSB), service-disabled veteran owned (SDVOSB) business and Historically Black College or Universities (HBCU) to participate in our procurement activities. Diversity in purchasing and subcontracting provides vital links to the local community, increases our flexibility in meeting project goals, strengthens the local economy, is cost effective and represents best business practices.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) defines a small business concern as one that is independently owned and operated, is organized for profit, and is not dominant in its field. Depending on the industry, size standard is based on the average number of employees or on sales volume. For more details about size standards, go to https://www.sba.gov/contracting/getting-started-contractor/make-sure-you-meet-sba-size-standards.

The project requires small disadvantaged businesses (SDB) 8 (a) and HUBZone businesses be certified through the Small Business Administration (SBA). For more information on certification requirements visit https://www.sba.gov. Woman-owned, veteran-owned, and service disabled veteran-owned small businesses may be self-certifying. If you qualify for one or more of these small business classifications and you wish to be listed as an interested small business for federal government bid packages, it is possible to register on the System for Award Management (SAM), https://www.sam.gov.

Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass requires its bidders for procurement and subcontracting opportunities to be pre-qualified. To begin the pre-qualification process you must register on our supplier portal at https://www.bechtel.com/supplier. The information you provide will be utilized to assess your company’s commercial capability (Dunn & Bradstreet rating, bonding capacity, bid range, business size, and focus) relative to a given procurement.

While the Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass team seeks to maximize the use of competition for most project subcontract/purchase opportunities, the completion of the general and project specific pre-qualification process does not guarantee participation in any Request for Proposal (RFP).


Suppliers contacting us for the first time, as well as those requiring information or assistance, may contact the Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass Small Business Program Advocate:

Arch McAlister
Ph: 859-625-6272
Fax: 859-624-6333
E-mail: amcalis1@bechtel.com