Frequently Asked Questions

What classifies a business as a Small, Small Disadvantaged, HUBZone Small Business or a Women-Owned Small Business?

  • Small Business Concern (SB):
    A concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which is it bidding on Government contracts. Manufacturing and distributing firms: total employees do not exceed 500, 750, or 1,000 as defined in FAR 19.102. Services: based on averaged annual volume of sales for the past three years Per FAR 19.102. (NOTE: if firm total employment is between 500 and 1,000 contact Small Business Administration for assistance for determining proper SIC code size standard.)
  • Small Disadvantaged Business Concern (SDB):
    A firm which meet the above criteria as a Small Business, and which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of such individuals. Socially and economically disadvantaged individuals include:
  • Black American, Hispanic American, Native American (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians), Asian-Pacific American (persons with origins from Burma Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China, Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Palau), Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Hong Kong, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru), Subcontinent Asian (Asian-Indian) American (persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, The Maldives Islands, or Nepal). Individual/concern, other than one of the preceding.
  • Historically Black Colleges-Universities, Alaskan Native Corporations, and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) are classified as Small Disadvantaged concerns.
  • Women-Owned Small Business Concern (WOSB): A firm which meets the above criteria as a Small Business and which as least 51 percent owned by one or more women or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.
  • HUBZone Small Business Concern (HZSB): A small business concern that appears on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the SBA.


What is the first step in SB, SDB, WOSB or HZSB should take when pursing business opportunities with Triton Marine Construction Corp?

Complete an return the Prospective Supplier/Subcontractor Profile Form. The purpose of this form is to provide basic information on suppliers and subcontractors interested in doing business with Triton Marine. The completed form will assist Triton in evaluating suppliers and subcontractors for potential recommendation and selection.


Who should a candidate supplier contact at Triton Marine?

For Mainland USA suppliers and subcontractors contact:

Corporate Office
Small Business Liaison Officer

For Hawaii suppliers and subcontractors contact:

Hawaii Area Office
Small Business Liaison Officer

Direct inquiries to Triton Small Business Program Office listing above.


After completing the Prospective Supplier Profile and contacting the SBLO, what is the next step for the supplier?

Follow Up! Network! All potential suppliers must cultivate a good relationship with Triton Marine. This relationship may be with the SBLO, the Project Manager and or other individuals responsible for generating requirements for the product or service provided.