Small Business and Supplier Diversity Program

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Shimmick excels in partnering with small and diverse businesses, offering ample subcontracting opportunities. Our dedicated team ensures strong subcontracting performance and runs an evolving Mentor-Protégé Program. We set realistic yet challenging subcontracting goals and have a history of awards for small and diverse business participation.

Prospective subcontractors and suppliers should explore our background, values, and ongoing projects before reaching out to our small business and diversity program managers. It’s crucial to understand the certification requirements relevant to the markets we serve, including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Parts 19 and 26 and Unified Certification Programs (49 CFR 26).

Subcontractors and suppliers interested in working with Shimmick can submit their certification forms here.

Mentor-Protégé Program

Shimmick invites small business partners to join Mentor-Protégé Programs, including the SBA’s “All Small” Program. Our extensive experience ensures successful mentor-protégé relationships.

To qualify for our program, partners should meet these criteria:

  • Prior or current subcontracting relationship with Shimmick
  • Non-overlapping capabilities with existing Shimmick protégés
  • No active mentor-protégé agreements elsewhere
  • Ethical compatibility and financial stability
  • Adequate resources for a three-year commitment
  • Strategic value in the market

Mentor-Protégé Program details vary by agency. For guidelines and templates, email the Shimmick Small Business Liaison Office.


Shimmick regularly participates in outreach events across the country to ensure that small and diverse business partners have an equitable opportunity to compete for subcontracts.

Awards & Recognition

Shimmick, through legacy operations, has received multiple awards acknowledging our efforts to maximize small and diverse business participation over the past 20 years. Learn more.


We have a dedicated team of small business and supplier diversity program managers and exceptional year-over-year subcontracting performance. Contact Sam Artis, Director, Small Business Liaison Office at 208-890-3053 or by email.


Corporate Commitment

Supplier diversity is an important part of the way we do business, the Company recognizes the important role small businesses play in our economy and believes in contributing to the communities in which we work.

It is the practice of the Company to provide maximum practicable subcontracting opportunities for small and diverse firms including Small Businesses (SB), Small Disadvantage Businesses (SDB), Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) concerns, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB), and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB).

We are committed to an effective Supplier Diversity Program that demonstrates measurable improvement from year-to-year and is consistent with recognized industry objectives, applications, and the contractual expectations of our clients.

Our corporate commitment extends to the procurement of all goods and services, whether those purchases support one or all of the following: federal, state, or local governments; commercial clients; in-house needs.