ECC builds strong and trusted relationships within our local, small business communities. We understand that the regional knowledge and expertise of the local community is a cornerstone to project success. Our partnering approach boosts socio-economic benefits to our local communities, expands strategic advantages of increased regional knowledge and expertise of our projects, and lowers costs for our clients.
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Throughout our history, ECC has been highly decorated in small business utilization awards from the US Department of Defense, US Small Business Administration, and Society of American Military Engineers, for subcontracting to small businesses, including women-owned and veteran-owned small businesses. ECC evolved from a small, disadvantaged business to a successful, employee-owned, global firm. Giving back to our roots, we strive to mentor, facilitate, and celebrate small business growth. Small business utilization not only helps our clients meet their goals, but strengthens the capability of the small business community.
ECC-nominated Small Business of the Year, Logan Marine, was a subcontractor working on ECC’s construction program at Camp Lejeune, NC. ECC proudly recognizes the accomplishments of our team partners!
ECC aims to strengthen the capabilities, processes, experience, and ultimately, bottom line of our proteges through mentorship, training, and real-time application. For example, ECC conducted a workshop on proposal processes with current SBA Mentor-Protege Partner, HGS, a Hawaiian-Owned 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business.
ECC partners with local organizations to organize meaningful outreach events that have resulted in direct partnerships. For example, ECC partnered with the North Carolina Military Business Center multiple times for our program at MCB Camp Lejeune, directly resulting in new small business awards.
ECC often advocates for the small business community through industry organizations, such as the Small Environmental Business Action Coalition. We utilize events, such as the Society of American Military Engineers Small Business Conference, to present topics such as, “How We Did It! SB Graduation”.
“As a WOSB, our staff members wear many hats; we have always appreciated the support ECC has provided us to further develop out internal skills. ECC has even offered coaching to us on projects where ECC was not involved. This is what makes us say that ECC cares about subcontractors.”
-Linda Richardson, President, Richardson Electrical
The DOD published an Interim Rule in the Federal Register, amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) that defines new requirements for a “National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP 800-171 DOD assessment methodology and sets forth requirements for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program.” This DFARS Interim Rule is effective November 30, 2020.
For subcontractors/suppliers already required to comply with NIST SP 800-171, per DFARS 252.204-7012 in order to safeguard Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), DOD now requires that all subcontractors/suppliers and their lower-tier subcontractors who will be handling CUI have and maintain a current assessment score (less than three (3) years old) using the DOD assessment methodology defined in DFARS 252.704-7020, and that the assessment score be entered into the DOD Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS). In addition, prior to awarding any contracts/subcontracts involving CUI, the contracting organization shall confirm with the selected subcontractor/supplier that a current assessment score has been entered into SPRS. These obligations flow to all subcontractors/suppliers in the supply chain who are required to manage CUI with their subcontractors/suppliers, regardless of tier.