Small & Diverse Business Program

As part of our Working with Us initiative, we have established the Cashman Small and Diverse Business Program, which actively seeks solicitations from qualified small and diverse businesses. The US Small Business Administration defines a "small business" in terms of the number of employees over the past year, or average annual receipts over the past three years. Size standards vary by your industries NAICS Code.

We take pride in our ongoing effort to expand our network of business partners and our commitment to support the efforts of federal, state, and local governments to promote business opportunities for qualified small and diverse businesses. Our outreach efforts include issuing targeted pre-qualification requests via email to our existing subcontractors and vendors and reaching out to potential subcontractors or vendors whom we have identified through federal and state small business websites such as, SAM (System for Award Management) and Dynamic Small Business Search portals.

If you would like to participate in our small and diverse business program, please complete the registration form in the link below and your company will be automatically entered into our database. Please be sure to provide your contact information so that we can reach out to your company to discuss working together on our next project. If you would like additional information about our Small Business Program, please email:

Click here for Subcontractor & Vendor Registration

The SBA provides an online tool that will assist you in determining if your business qualifies as a "small business" under Small Business Administration (SBA) size standards. We recommend that you visit: or

If your company meets the federal guidelines as a small business, we encourage you to complete the federal government's small and diverse business self-certification registration with the System for Award Management (SAM).

This very simple registration process will only take you a few minutes to complete online. The steps to the self-certification are as follows:

  1. Visit the SAM website:
  2. Create a user account by clicking on "Create an Account", then on "Create Individual Account".
  3. Click "Next" to review the data that you have provided and then click "Submit".
  4. You will receive a registration confirmation email from with a link to confirm your account. Click the link provided to complete your account creation process.
  5. Return to, and enter your username and password and click "Login".
  6. From the "My SAM" page, click "Register/Update Entity" in the navigation panel and click "Register New Entity".

For additional instructions to "Register a New Entity", click on the link below and refer to page 49 of the user guide.

For additional information about the federal government's System for Award management, please visit