CH2M HILL Enters Mentor-Protégé Relationship with Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises


WEBWIRE – Thursday, January 10, 2013

Native American tribally owned firm receives mentoring from industry leader

CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction and operations firm, announces U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approval of its Mentor-Protégé Agreement with Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises (OTIE), a Native American, tribally owned 8(a)-certified small disadvantaged business (www.otie.com).

The SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program is a business development initiative that helps socially and economically disadvantaged firms gain access to economic opportunity, compete more effectively for federal contracts and build technical and management skills and experience through targeted training and project-specific mentoring.

With 220 staff in 14 offices nationwide, OTIE is an excellent fit as a protégé firm for CH2M HILL. In addition to strong capabilities in environmental remediation and civil engineering, OTIE’s culture is similar to CH2M HILL’s in terms of commitment to safety, quality, clients and employee satisfaction. As mentor, CH2M HILL will provide management, technical and business development assistance to OTIE, enhancing their skills so they can more effectively compete for significant work and partnering with them to deliver solutions and value to clients.

“CH2M HILL is dedicated to creating a long-term relationship that provides material benefits and developmental gains that foster OTIE’s sustained growth and development,” said Federal Sector Director Dave Blevins. “We look forward to developing a long-term relationship with the OTIE team.”

CH2M HILL has been an official mentor to many federal mentor-protégé programs for the last 7 years. The firm’s work with small businesses has earned two recent EPA Administrator’s Awards for small business subcontracting, two Dwight D. Eisenhower Awards for Excellence in the use of small businesses and subcontractors, the Francis Perkins Vanguard Award for leadership and commitment to woman-owned small businesses and the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award for outstanding DOD mentor-protégé program performance.

Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources. With US$6.4 billion in revenue and 30,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader in sustainable engineering by Verdantix. The firm has been named a FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For five times. Visit us at www.ch2mhill.com, twitter.com/ch2mhill and facebook.com/ch2mhill. Search for jobs at www.ch2mhill.jobs.



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