Small Business Committee
Committee Chair: Arpan Patel, PMP -- Somat Engineering
Vice Chair: Tandrumn Reid -- T3 Design Corporation
Board Liaison: Erin Donovan, PE -- T3 Design Corporation
Promote the business interests of small engineering companies. Any employee of an ACEC/MW member firm may join the committee regardless of firm size.
Our definition of “small business” is broad and inclusive – designations and certifications vary by agency and jurisdiction. They
may include Small, Disadvantaged, Minority-Owned, Woman-Owned, and Veteran-Owned, among others.
We are actively engaged with major DC area agencies, including DC Water, WMATA, DDOT, and Prince George’s County, often in
coordination with other ACEC/MW committees, to represent and forward our members’ interests.
You can learn more about our mission and goals here: https://www.acecmw.org/blog_home.asp?display=38
How to JoinThe ACEC/MW Small Business Committee is open to all employees of our member firms. The Committee typically meets monthly for about an hour.
If you work for a member firm and would like to join this committee you can complete this COMMITTEE INTEREST FORM, OR you can SIGN IN to your account, select "Committees & Groups" (under "Account Detail") and then "Join Committee."
Not sure if your firm is an ACEC/MW Member firm? Visit our Directory.
Small Business Websites for Selected AgenciesDistrict Department of Transportation DBE Program
DC Department of Small and Local Business Development
Maryland Department of Transportation Small, Minority, and Disadvantaged Business
Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
WMATA Small Business Programs Office
MWAA Supplier Diversity
DC Water Business Diversity and Inclusion
Montgomery County Small Business Resources
Prince Georges County Small Business Services
City of Baltimore Minority and Women-Owned Business Development
District Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal Methodology
DBE Reporting and Goal Setting Resources
Virginia Department of Transportation Project Goal-Setting Methodology
Maryland Department of Transportation DBE Manual
Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation DBE Goal Report
WMATA DBE Goal-Setting Methodology
USDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
USDOT Tips for Goal-Setting in the DBE Program