Subcontractor Information​​

This portion of our website is designed to facilitate information sharing between SFI JV and our subcontractor community.

Shimmick Construction Company, Inc./ FCC Construcción S.A./Impregilo S.p.A, A Joint Venture, was awarded nearly $650 million and is actively seeking certified Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (UDBE) firms to help attain the project goal of 11%.

What is a DBE Firm and a UDBE Firm?

In general, a DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) is a for profit business that is controlled by and 51% owned by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual(s) within the meaning of DOT regulations. Please click the link below to view general guidelines, taken in part from the applicable regulation (49 C.F.R. Part 26), that will help business owners determine whether they qualify as a DBE: https://www.transportation.gov/civil-rights/disadvantaged-business-enterprise/eligibilty

There is no separate "UDBE Certification". A DBE Certification will suffice.  Firms that are DBE certified whose owners are members of one of the following groups are automatically determined to be a UDBE Firm:

  • African American
  • Asian-Pacific Americans:  Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Burma (Myanmar), Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei, Samoa, Guam, the US Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Palau), the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Island, Macao, Fiji, Tonga, Kirbati, Juvalu, Nauru, Federated States of Micronesia, or Hong Kong
  • Native Americans: American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts or Native Hawaiians
  • Women

Excluded from UDBE Designation:
  • Hispanic Americans:  Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Central or South American, or other Spanish or Portuguese culture or origin, regardless of race.
  • Subcontinent Asian Americans: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands, Nepal or Sri Lanka;

All firms, regardless of certification, are encouraged to submit bids and purchase orders for the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project.

If you are interested in joining the team, please review the three (3) steps below:

Step 1:  Follow Link to Complete the Business Questionnaire.

Step 2:  After completing Business Questionnaire, subcontractors will be enrolled in SmartBid.Net, our bidding tool for subcontractors. Suppliers will be added to our Purchasing List based on the products/services you provide.

Step 3:  When SFI JV is seeking your trade or service, you will receive bid invitation via email.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us: udbe-goodfaitheffort@sfigdb.com or contact us at 949-398-6153.