Outreach to Small & Diverse Businesses

PBS is committed to sustainable partnering throughout the Northwest. This includes working with small, minority, and disadvantaged businesses to foster win-win relationships.

Over the last 40 years, thousands of projects, and numerous outreach efforts, PBS has established excellent working relationships with firms certified under a wide range of minority and disadvantaged programs, including:

Federal Programs
Small Businesses
Veteran-Owned Businesses
Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses
HUB-Zone Businesses
Minority Business Enterprise

Oregon State Programs
Emerging Small Business
Minority Business Enterprise
Women Business Enterprise
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

Washington State Programs
Minority Business Enterprise
Women Business Enterprise
Minority/Women Business Enterprise

Successful Measures Undertaken to Recruit M/W/ESB Firms

Our firm uses a variety of measures to connect with small, minority, and disadvantaged businesses:

  • Our firm has established a web portal for interested subcontractors to connect with PBS and provide their qualifications for use in future project endeavors.
  • Our firm regularly updates and utilizes a small-business subcontracting plan. Individual goals are developed on a project-basis. Project Managers regularly search State and Federal source lists of small, disadvantaged, women-owned, HUB-Zone, veteran-owned, or service disabled veteran owned firms that can provide goods and services relevant to the project.
  • PBS is a member of the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME) and regularly participates in trade shows and events targeted toward outreach to M/W/ESB Firms.

Mentoring and Business Development

PBS has undertaken mentoring relationships with small and disadvantaged businesses, including being a recent graduate of the federal GSA Mentor-Protégé Program with our efforts to assist a federally-certified Woman-Owned, Service Disabled Veteran Small Business. Our partnership allowed PBS to support the mentored firm with guidance in constructing business plans, business development and technical oversight, conference/facility sharing, and administrative support, as needed.

Get Started

Register online to submit your company’s information to PBS for consideration in our pool of consultants.

Additional Resources

In addition to reviewing our list of approved consultants for teaming opportunities, PBS takes advantage of directories provided by government and non-profit agencies supporting small and disadvantaged businesses including (links will direct to a separate website):

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Small & Diverse Business Outreach

Typical Outsourced Services:
Abatement Services
Analytical Laboratories
Architectural Services
Building Deconstruction & Salvage
Building Maintenance
Drilling Services
Excavation Services
Field Sampling Supplies
Office Equipment & Furnishings
Planning Services
Public Outreach & Event Planning
Remediation Systems
Safety Equipment & Supplies
Specialty Engineering Services
UST Service Providers
Waste Haulers

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