SBS & Partnering

We believe that small businesses drive our economy. To be successful in business, we realize that we must strategically align ourselves with capable small firms that have a similar philosophy and work ethic. Much of our success can be traced back to the mentorship that has been afforded to us by larger, more experienced firms. As a way of giving back to the business community that invested in BRADY, we formed our own Small Business Support program. Our program has several important features:



We form formal and informal Mentor-Protégé arrangements with qualified small businesses for the purposes of assisting their growth, building their core competencies and increasing their knowledge of the market place.



We are continually seeking qualified firms to team on proposal opportunities and to fulfill the small business requirements on contracts we have already won.

Small Business First

Small Business First

We maintain a database of qualified suppliers and subcontractors to support our various projects. We give preference to small businesses in selecting our project teams.



We do our best to assist small firms that are in need of advice, regardless of their involvement in our Small Business Support program.

The following testimonials are from small business owners who have participated in our Small Business Support program:

  • “You cannot imagine how impressed we were with the treatment and all the information you provided and heart-felt desire to help us. The fact that in all of my experience in dealing with contractors, I have never felt so well-received is a credit to Richard Brady.”

    - An 8(a), Small Disadvantaged, Minority-Owned Construction Business
  • “BRADY has been a mentor to our firm for a year now and I cannot even begin to explain the tremendous amount of support and guidance we have received. Teaming with BRADY we have a true partnership that is beneficial to the growth and prosperity of our emerging firm. BRADY has been the perfect “big brother” that our firm needs.”

    An 8(a) Small Disadvantaged, Woman-Owned Small Business
  • “Our startup has been a bit frustrating, not knowing where to turn and who can help. The most gratifying thing for us is that we now feel like we’re finally going in the right direction. Thank you for your most gracious mentoring program.”

    A Service Disabled Veteran Owned Construction Business
  • “I attribute much of my company’s successful development to the business support I have received from BRADY over the years. There are currently no official mentor/protégé programs for SDVOB firms within the VA or SBA system but our relationship with BRADY is as close to one as possible and probably executed better than any recognized program. I treasure my continued interaction with BRADY.”

    A Service Disabled Veteran Owned Environmental Business

* Our program is limited to legitimate small businesses as defined by the Small Business Administration. Companies must also have legitimate core competencies and the ability to self-perform within their area of expertise. They must also be financially stable with a demonstrated track record of client commitment. We also conduct interviews with applicants to assure that they are aligned with our corporate culture.


We are proud of our many successes in teaming with partner firms, both large and small, for a variety of tactical and strategic opportunities. We are experienced with an assortment of partnering relationships, including teaming arrangements, subcontractor agreements and joint venture partnerships. Although we are successful in winning proposals as a prime, we pride ourselves in helping other firms to succeed as well. The fact is, there are far greater opportunities for us as a teaming partner than as a prime. We believe there are several reasons for our partnering successes:

Our Culture 

We share a genuine concern for people and the world in which we live. We do our best to choose teaming partners who are aligned with our culture.

Our Compliance  

We have developed our operations and infrastructure to comply with the letter and intent of applicable rules and regulations.

Our Commitment  

We keep our promises.

Our Competence  

We are good at what we do by design. We only hire the best talent and provide them with an atmosphere that allows them to do their best work.

Our Choices  

We only pursue opportunities that we believe we are qualified for, and deserve to win.

Our Concern  

We will not compromise the reputation of the team members, nor the relationships with their clients.
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