Our success as a builder is only possible with the support of great project partners. We take pride in our ability to assemble the best teams for our clients using highly-skilled and qualified subcontractors and suppliers that share our commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Working together, we deliver superior facilities that are a win for our clients — and all stakeholders involved.


Clark is committed to being a good ally, and to helping ensure our subcontracting partners’ continued success — both on and off the jobsite. This means providing an environment where the safety of our workforce is paramount, open communication is encouraged, on-time payment is expected, and treating one another fairly, and with respect, is the rule.

Small Business Outreach

Small businesses play a vital role in every project we build and, by investing in their future, we not only strengthen our industry, but also the communities we serve. Our Subcontractor Development Group (SDG) is committed to providing economic opportunities that stimulate growth and development for the small business community.

With each new venture Clark undertakes, we identify key areas in which local and small business can contribute, outlining an aggressive bidding and procurement strategy to ensure that we achieve our subcontracting objectives. We deploy an extensive outreach program to engage and inform the local community about potential small business opportunities. By way of job fairs, networking events, and with the help of various local and national resources, we solicit participation from a broad list of qualified subcontractors and suppliers.

Over the years, Clark has awarded billions of dollars in contracts to certified small businesses. Our successful track record on projects across the country is positive proof of the valuable contributions that small and local firms make. It also gives us confidence that our goals, while ambitious, are attainable.

Clark Small Business

RBT Electric was given an opportunity to strengthen our construction management skills, which will only make us more competitive in today’s challenging economic climate. Programs like this demonstrate Clark’s level of commitment to the success of small businesses."
Ryan Tittsworth, CEO of RBT Electric, Strategic Partnership Program Graduate

Strategic Partnership Program

The application process for Clark's 2019-2020 Strategic Partnership Program is now closed.  To apply for the 2020-2021 program, please click here to complete our online application. You will be notified on the status of your application by August 2020.  

Through our Strategic Partnership Program, business owners learn core construction management and business skills from experienced industry experts. Taught by a team of seasoned Clark professionals and outside guest lecturers, the ten-month program is offered at no cost to small business owners. 

From bidding and bonding to estimating, scheduling, and project management, the program delivers the technical training and professional development that small businesses need to realize their business objectives and confidently compete for new opportunities. 

The success of the Strategic Partnership Program is evidenced in the relationships that have evolved from it — and the national recognition we've received for it. Since its inception in 2006, more than 700 small business owners have matriculated through the program. Many graduates have established valuable mentor-protégé relationships with larger subcontracting firms.

The Strategic Partnership Program curriculum is currently offered at Clark's headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, as well as our offices in Chicago, Illinois; Southern and Northern California; and Seattle, Washington. In addition, condensed versions of the program are offered on a number of our jobsites across the country.

Please note, by completing the Strategic Partnership Program you are not guaranteed a contract with Clark.

Building Capacity Through Mentoring

Through our participation in the General Services Administration’s Mentor-Protégé Program, Clark is helping several small business partners attain new levels of success. This rigorous, three-year program combines formal classroom training, monthly seminars, and hands-on learning. Working side-by-side with our partners, we provide real-time training in project management, budgeting, estimating, purchasing, and risk management.

Since the program’s inception in 2009, Clark has been selected by GSA to mentor four businesses on both coasts.

Clark Strategic Partnership Program

Work With Us

Clark offers an array of business opportunities for pre-qualified subcontractors and suppliers. Are you interested in working with us? If so, please take a moment to complete our Subcontractor Qualification Application

Required for all subcontractors and suppliers, this application assists us in determining if your company is eligible to be included in our list of potential bidders for future building and civil projects. 

Contact Us

Should you have questions regarding the subcontractor qualification process, please click the 'Contact Us' button below to get in touch with a member of Clark's Subcontractor Development Group.