As a small business growing with the support of the U. S. Small Business Administration and our construction services, dsi Associates has found that teaming provides the opportunity to develop strong relationships across clientele, geography, and disciplines.
dsi brings client relationships, offices in several states, and strong skill sets in project and engineering leadership to other firms with which we collaborate. It is our goal to maximize the strengths of each of the participants to the benefit of all, including the project owner.
Our SBA designations as 8(a), Woman-Owned Small Business, and Small Disadvantaged Business afford us opportunities that may be unavailable to other firms that otherwise have excellent skill sets to bring to the effort. Where we can clearly define and organize those strengths, dsi seeks to team.
Currently, we have a Mentor/Protégé partnership primarily focused on Design-Build opportunities. We will soon expand that partnership to a format Joint Venture, allowing our larger business partner to help us grow while performing on work otherwise not available to them. This is a significant benefit of SBA’s business development program and we are honored to be able to participate.
We also have several small business joint ventures in place for veteran-owned and woman-owned preferences. These are engaged where the partners are well-suited to all benefit from the opportunity.
We are also currently seeking a relationship with a firm with strong construction self-performance abilities that will allow dsi to grow that aspect of our business, as well.