AECOM, the world's premier infrastructure firm, announced it is the recipient of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Industry Large Business Award for Support to Federal Small Business Programs. The award recognizes AECOM's contributions in subcontracting, internal training, and outreach activities to strengthen and support small businesses.
The selection panel was impressed by AECOM's demonstrated subcontracting performance with US$3.95 billion directly benefitting more than 57,000 small businesses in the past five years. AECOM annually exceeds the United States Federal government's average small business subcontracting goals, with 60 percent of our subcontracting dollars directly benefiting small businesses. Over the last five years, AECOM's small business program achievements have also included mentoring 21 small businesses through six Federal mentor-protégé programs, participating in more than 200 small business conferences and being a leading force in industry-government engagement initiatives.
"Our Federal small business program is vital to the services AECOM provides our clients. I am continually impressed by the diversity of skills our small business partners bring and how they share our drive for operational excellence and flawless execution," said Steve Morriss, AECOM's president of its Design and Consulting Services group in the Americas. "It's thrilling to be recognized for our commitment to the long-term development of small businesses. The recognition is a reminder that by supporting small business we help drive innovation, employment growth, and opportunity for everyone."
SAME National President Lt. Col. Wendell Barnes, PE, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), presented the award during the SAME annual Federal Small Business Conference in Dallas. Accepting the award for AECOM were Rear Adm. Gary Engle, PE, F.SAME, DBIA, NAC, USN (Ret.), AECOM's executive vice president of National Governments, and Shawn Ralston, AECOM's federal small business program manager, who received the SAME 2018 Industry Small Business Advocate Award. Mr. Ralston and other AECOM technical experts are also participating as featured panelists and moderators during the conference.
"AECOM's support of, and advocacy for, small businesses in federal contracting is evident through its subcontracting performance, its mentor-protégé program, and its continued participation in SAME's annual Federal Small Business Conference, as well as so many of our local Posts and other activities throughout the year," said SAME Executive Director Brig. Gen. Joseph Schroedel, PE, F.SAME, USA (Ret.). "AECOM is very deserving of the SAME Industry Large Business Award for Support to Federal Small Business Programs and we congratulate the company on this honor."
Founded in 1920, SAME leads collaborative efforts to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges. It unites industry and government across the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.
A major contractor to the U.S. Federal Government, AECOM partners with government agencies to achieve innovative, cost-effective solutions for mission success. AECOM leverages its global defense, civilian and commercial expertise to deliver services across the entire lifecycle for its clients' most challenging projects.
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On October 14, 2019, AECOM announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of its Management Services business. Following the completion of that transaction, the company will continue to deliver industry-leading design, planning, architecture, engineering, program management and construction management services for its federal clients.