Small Business Office

At RTI International, we understand the importance of small business. Small businesses play an essential role in many of our projects. RTI wants to partner with energetic and motivated companies that bring the greatest value to our clients. There are hundreds of small businesses that partner with RTI in its mission to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.

Our small business partnering strategy is dedicated to finding the best project partners and strategic suppliers during the beginning stages of RTI's business development process. The ideal partner is ready and able to serve as a key collaborator throughout the proposal development phase, and can provide high-quality services to both our internal and external clients.

We award subcontracts to small businesses that have the ability to fulfill all aspects of a contract, including price, technical capabilities, and delivery of services. Our Small Business Office offers a number of diverse services that may be beneficial to your company, both before and after an award is garnered. We look forward to working with you.

We welcome the following types of potential project partners:

  • Small Business (SB) Concerns
  • Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDBs), including Certified 8(a) SDBs
  • Minority-owned Asian American, Hispanic American, Black American, Native American-owned SBs
  • Certified Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) SBs
  • Woman-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs)
  • Veteran (VOSBs) and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) *
  • Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) and Indian Tribes (ITs)

Note regarding business size assertions: Except for the HUBZone category, which requires a valid certification from the SBA, all other prospective small business socioeconomic statuses for subcontractors are self-certified through our Partner Link-Up System and do not need a third-party certification.

For further information on our small business program, please review the following resources:

Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Corporate Commitment

RTI is committed to complying with the small and disadvantaged business utilization laws at the federal, state, and local levels by providing small businesses the "maximum practicable opportunity" to compete for contracts awarded under our government-sponsored prime or subcontracts.

Further, the intent of Public Law 95-507 and FAR 52.219-9 and other laws pertinent to small business utilization will be observed in our procurements within the context of the economy, good business practice, and the best overall value to our client. This commitment is consistent with our Supplier Diversity Policy, which is committed to fair and open business practices.


* Service Disabled/Veteran-Owned Small Businesses must upload a valid copy of the Military Service Record DD Form 214 or upload a card or certificate issued by a state or federal agency that confirms the validity of the owner's military veteran status to their Partner Link-Up System PLUS profile.