ARA is an employee-owned company dedicated to producing innovative solutions in a timely and cost effective manner. Our success stems directly from our Operating Principles:

  • Technical excellence
  • Responsiveness
  • Effective communication
  • Strong fiscal and schedule control
  • Client confidentiality

How to Become an ARA Supplier

As a former small business, ARA is committed to working with vendors in the communities in which we are located. ARA welcomes new opportunities to team with suppliers and subcontractors and strives to create long-term, mutually rewarding relationships.

Complete the Vendor Form and email to, or fax to 866-684-0376

Call the Vendor Information Line at 505-214-8123 and provide contact information

ARA will contact suppliers directly should there be a potential business opportunity.

Supplier Administration

Existing Vendors

When we anticipate working with subcontractors, consultants, agents, or representatives that will be engaged in sales to foreign entities, where “foreign” means outside the United States, there are precautions we need to take.

Supplier Code of Conduct

While performing as ARA’s vendor, a vendor is required to comply with ‘ARA Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct’, or their own in-house code of ethics that is comparable.

Combating Trafficking in Persons

ARA believes that employment relationship should be voluntary, and the terms of employment must comply with applicable laws and regulations. ARA is committed to working to mitigate the risk of human trafficking and forced labor in all aspects of business throughout our supply chain. ARA seeks to develop relationships with reputable, responsible suppliers that are committed to the highest standards of ethics and business conduct. ARA expects our suppliers to not engage in the use of forced, bonded, or indentured labor, involuntary prison labor, slavery or trafficking of persons.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prohibits corrupt payments through intermediaries. This means it is unlawful to make a payment to a third party, while knowing that all or a portion of the payment will go directly or indirectly to a foreign official for the purpose of influencing the recipient to secure for ARA an improper advantage in obtaining business with the foreign government.

To avoid being held liable for corrupt third-party payments, we must exercise due diligence and take all necessary precautions to ensure that we have formed business relationships with reputable and qualified partners and representatives.

An FCPA Supplier Compliance Questionnaire and ARA FCPA Certification to be used for this purpose are posted on this page.

Non-Discrimination Compliance

ARA complies with the regulations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended and other non-discrimination laws and authorities that include regulations relative to non-discrimination 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. 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.

Supplier Terms and Conditions

Small Business Program

As a U.S. Government contractor, ARA 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:
  • If you are a HUB Zone small business, you must be certified through the SBA in order for ARA to be in compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). To apply for certification, applications are available from SBA at:
  • 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 Vendor Form (W9, Size Self-Certification and Vendor Set-up 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 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 website at least once per year or when your status changes to update your records.

For further details or to provide any additional information about your company’s capabilities, email ARA’s Corporate Small Business Liaison Officer or call (505) 881-8074.