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The mission of the SAME Small Business Community of interest is to promote the role and relevance of small business in SAME through outreach, training, opportunity and recognition.

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Importance of Small Businesses
Small business firms contribute approximately 80 percent of our nation’s job growth. Our entrepreneurial approach fosters innovation, drive and success. Often considered “renegades,” we are an invaluable asset to our nation’s economy and the military mission.

The SAME Small Business Community of Interest (COI) is committed to keeping SAME Members informed with the most up–to–date information from the world of small business. We regularly send out an electronic newsletter to help you stay ahead of the latest trends and take advantage of current developments in growth and partnerships.

If you are interested in getting more information about Small Business Community activities, or in serving on the SAME Small Business COI Steering Committee, please e-mail with your contact info to Mario Burgos and Ann McLeod.

Objectives of the Small Business Council

  • Inform SAME of technical programs of interest to small business members
  • Provide opportunities to meet with key military decision makers
  • Represent small business interests on select SAME national committees
  • Keep members informed on small business regulations and legislation
  • Provide opportunities to highlight small business success stories and lessons learned

COI Leadership

Mario Burgos 
Burgos Group

Steering Committee

SBC Organization Chart

Education Opportunities

Federal Construction Contracts

Register for Virtual JETC

Don’t miss this informative session in the Leadership Track

A Contracting Officer’s Federal Roadmap for Successful Business Development Positioning

Join us to understand what steps take place behind the scenes during a federal acquisition and how you can shape an opportunity in your favor before the RFP hits Apply this knowledge and increase your win probability, because your competition is already shaping in their favor, you can too!



  • US Agency for International Development announces forthcoming $800 million IDIQ contract for architect-engineering services.  View the per-solicitation notice.
  • NEW Benefit for Sustaining Member Companies!  The SB COI is pleased to announce that discounts are available with two of the premier government data intelligence providers - FedMine and GovWinIQ!  You must be an SAME Sustaining Member Company to obtain the discount.

Virtual Joint Engineer Training Conference

Success in Federal Subcontracting

Asserting and Defending Bid Protests

Federal Small Business Conference for the AEC Industry (SBC)

“SAME is the perfect organization for A/E/C small businesses to meet with, learn from, and network with federal agencies and government contractors. Unlike many organizations, there is a true sense of camaraderie, service, and authenticity.”

–Joseph Dominguez, Director of Government & Military Business Development, ATAS International Inc.