It is company policy to provide subcontracting opportunities to small business concerns to the maximum extent practicable, consistent with the efficient performance of its government prime contracts. A small business concern is a business entity that is organized for profit, contributes to the U.S. economy, maintains a place of business in the U.S., and is not dominant in its field of operations. Small businesses represent their business size based on size standards that are matched with industry (e.g., Roofing Contractor, Machine Tool Manufacturer, Merchant Wholesaler, Software Publisher, et al.). The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) establishes small business size standards matched to industries described in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Additional information regarding industry classification and business size is available through the following non-Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation affiliated resources:
The SBA also has the following resources available for companies that are new to government contracting:
The Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation small business subcontracting program establishes subcontracting goals for small business concerns, small disadvantaged business concerns, women-owned small business concerns, HUBZone small business concerns, veteran-owned small business concerns, and service disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Definitions for each of these small business categories can be found in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provision titled Small Business Program Representations (FAR 52.219-1) or in references found therein.
Subcontracting opportunities at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory most often associated with small business participation include industrial, commercial and institutional building construction, heavy and civil engineering construction, special trades contractors, computers, computer peripherals and software (merchant wholesalers and manufacturers), analytical laboratory instruments (merchant wholesalers and manufacturers), industrial machinery and equipment (merchant wholesalers and manufacturers), professional services (NAICS Sector 54), administrative and support services (NAICS Sector 56) and repair, maintenance and other services (NAICS Sector 81). However, all small business concerns are encouraged to offer their products and services for consideration. Line cards and other promotional materials may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
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