Small Business Program
As a U.S. Government contractor, Applied Research Associates is committed to working with small business. We offer a range of opportunity. Through our small business program we continually work to build a diverse group of suppliers and technical partners to enhance our capabilities in order to better serve our customers' needs.
- ARA complies with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Certification guidelines. To determine whether you qualify as a small business, please refer to the SBA Table of Small Business Size Standards which is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) definitions. Size Standards information is available from SBA at: http://www.sba.gov/size/indextableofsize.html.
- If you are a HUB Zone small business, you must be certified through the Small Business Administration in order for ARA to be in compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). To apply for certification, applications are available from SBA at: http://www.sba.gov/content/applying-hubzone-program.
- If you are a Small Business - including Woman-Owned, Veteran-Owned, or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned - you can self-certify your business size.
- To be included in our Vendor Database, complete and submit the ARA Self-Size Certification form (for U.S. Organizations) or the NON-US Entity form (For organizations located outside of the United States) in its entirety. Completed forms can be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 1-866-684-0376. ARA employees are responsible for providing opportunities to small businesses and will access our system based on key information to search for sources when new requirements arise. Please ensure that the certification form for your company is complete. Visit the ARA Web site at least once a year or when your status changes to update your records.
- For further details or to provide any additional information about your company's capabilities, e-mail ARA's Corporate Small Business Liaison Officer or call (505) 881-8074.
- ARA complies with the regulations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities that include regulations relative to the nondiscrimination laws and authorities, that include regulations relative to nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Federal Highway Administration's Title 23 Code of Federal Regulation 200. Minority business enterprises will be afforded the opportunity to submit proposals in response for a subcontracting opportunity and ARA does not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age or disability in the selection and retention of subconsultants, including procurements of materials and leases of equipment.