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.
We observe and uphold the intent of Public Law 95-507 and FAR 52.219-9 and other laws pertinent to small business utilization in 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 and commitment to fair and open business practices.
Our goal is to find the best suppliers during the early stages of business development. The ideal supplier 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.
We welcome the following types of potential partners:
- Small Business (SB) Concerns
- Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDBs), including Certified 8(a) and minority-owned Asian American, Hispanic American, Black American, Native American-owned SDBs
- 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)
LGBTQ-owned Small Business**
*Our Supplier Diversity Program met the designation requirements set by the Military Friendly® Survey which is the standard that measures an organization's commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community.
**LGBTQ-owned business concerns that are a self-certified, for-profit business or consultant that is majority (at least 51%) owned/managed by an LGBTQ person(s), independent from large enterprises, and is a U.S.-based small business (per U.S. SBA definition and eligibility criteria). Although it is not required, we also accept 3rd party certifications from NGLCC or other LGBTQ chambers of commerce.
Except for the HUBZone category, which requires a valid certification from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the socioeconomic status for subcontractors is self-certified and no third-party certification is required.