“The vital power of an imaginative work demands a diversity with its unity; and the stronger the diversity, the more massive the unity.”

– D. L. Sayers

Diversity is vital to every project we pursue at Kirlin.  The uniqueness of individual strengths, ideas, and viewpoints, contribute to the collective that is key to Kirlin Builders’ success.  Kirlin Builders is wholly focused on the satisfaction of our customers through the on-time delivery of quality construction products, through the power of a diverse workforce and network of subcontractors who significantly and consistently contribute to our more than 24-year history of accomplishment of that goal.

At Kirlin Builders, we understand that in order to grow, we must always look for ways to improve what we do.  To ensure our ability to provide our customers and stakeholders the quality and value Kirlin Builders is known for, Kirlin looks to the horizon at a multifaceted sea of individuals and businesses who bring new technology, innovation, and perspectives to the construction industry.

Internships, Mentor Protégé and Joint Venture Programs, Subcontractor Outreach, and Strategic Teaming are just some of the programs that we hope will continue to attract qualified candidates and business partners to be a part of the Kirlin Team.

At Kirlin Builders we continually strive to develop unique, dynamic employee and business relationships with qualified candidates and subcontractors, from Large to Small Businesses and Disadvantaged firms.  We seek to foster long-term sustainable relationships with individuals whose service philosophy, commitment to results and the on-time delivery of a quality product, is in line with our business philosophy.

At Kirlin Builders we hope to be a meaningful part of your professional journey in the construction industry.

Work with Kirlin Builders

KB is a preeminent provider of Design-Build, repair, renovation, and new construction services.  At KB we understand the value in diversity in delivering new technology and innovation to benefit our customers.  KB’s national reputation of successfully providing constructions services lies in great part to our Subcontractor relationships, with firms whose business model aligns with our vision, as a principled, respected leader in the design construction industry.  At KB, we seek to work with firms who are as passionate as we are about making a difference for our customers.

KB is singularly committed to providing opportunity to Small Business Concerns (SBC) and Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and supporting the local economies where we perform work.  KB has as awarded  more than 74% of its subcontract work to Small, Minority, Woman-Owned, and Veteran-Owned businesses across the United States.  We are proud of this achievement which supports our:

  • Commitment to equal  opportunity,
  • Satisfies our customers’ needs in diversity, and
  • Meets the expectations of all laws and regulations.

KB is proud to maintain a business model that contributes to the and economic growth and success of SBC and MBE construction firms across the United States.

We’re looking for every construction trade imaginable! KB performs full commercial and government building renovation and renewal, requiring all major trades, and healthcare specialized expertise. We value technology, innovation, and a business models focused on quality, safety, and customer service.  Select the Current KB Buy List link to see a listing of the various North American Industry Classification (NAICS) and Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) codes we buy.

Below is information needed to be added to our bidders’ list.  Complete the Subcontractor Information Form under the “How to Bid” tab.

Basic Company Information:

  • Legal Business Name / Trade Name
  • State Registration / Date Established
  • Location Information
  • DUNS Number*
  • Tax ID | EIN Number*
  • IRS W-9*
  • Number of Employees
  • Sales and Procurement Points of Contact
  • Company Registered in E-Verify*
  • Company Registered in SAM.GOV*
    • Cage Code (Requires Registration in SAM.GOV)
    • Online Representations and Certifications (ORCA) Completed
  • Electronic Capability Statement/Brochure (.pdf format)

*NOTE: Required.

License, Certification, Bonding,
Insurance, Safety, Quality Control:

  • Business License*
  • Trade or Specialty Certifications*
    • Hazmat, Crane, Equipment, Tank Removal, or other
  • Bonding*
    • Bonding Capacity Letter from Surety
  • Insurance*
    • Certificate of Insurance
  • Safety
    • EMR Rating*
    • Safety Officer POC
    • Evidence of Safety Program
  • Quality Control
    • Quality Control Officer POC
    • Evidence of QC Program

*NOTE:  Requirements vary and are mandatory to receive bids, subcontract awards, and on-site performance.  Refer to specific guidelines in the Subcontractor Information Form Instructions.

Diversity and Inclusion:

  • Size and/or Socio-Economic Certification
    • SBA 8a
    • SBA HUBZone (Federal only, State certification not applicable)
    • Minority-Owned Business
    • Tribally-Owned Business
    • Economic or Socially Disadvantaged
    • Woman or Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned
    • Veteran or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned
    • DOT, or other transportation authority
    • State, County or other
  • SB Subcontracting Plans* / Participation Plans*
    • See Large Business Subcontracting Plans below

*NOTEMandatory for all LB firms under FAR 52.219-8 and 52.219-9

IMPORTANT NOTICEKirlin Builders, LLC DOES NOT SUBSCRIBE TO AVETTA.  You are not required to join or use Avetta!

  1. Review what we buy and subcontract.
  2. Download and submit a Subcontractor Information Form, including all required documents AND a .pdf capability

Current Subcontractor with Kirlin?

  1. Email VetMe@kirlinbuilders.com to verify information for your firm is current (Less than 1-year old)
  2. If the information is out of date, submit a new Subcontractor Information Form AND include: financials, bonding, and insurance information per the checklist.


  • Kirlin utilizes  OneTeam to send out invitations to bid.
  • Be sure your company is registered in  The Blue Book Network .  You can also check for links to current projects under “Current KB Bids”
    • NOTE:  All offers are evaluated based on Complete SOW, Pricing itemized to Specifications, Relevant Past Performance, Bonding and Insurance
    • Large Business:  Subcontrating Plans are mandatory for offers to be accepted – please see “Large Business Subcontracting Plans – Federal Contract Compliance”
  • ITBs are sent out based on analysis of the Scope of Work (SOW) and place of performance.
  • Invitation is based on CSI codes (Construction Specification Institute), and place of performance.
  • Contact the Estimator and Project Manager listed on the bid with any questions.

Participation by SB, MBE, SDB, DBE, ANC, NHO, WOSB, HUBZone, VOSB and SDVOSB firms is encouraged and appreciated.


  1. Have a valid 9-digit DUNS and Federal Tax ID/EIN
  2. Registered in SAM.GOV with valid Cage Code and completed ORCA
  3. Submit Builders’ Liability Insurance (and applicable Risk) per contract minimums(*)
  4. Submit Performance and Payment Bonds in the amount of contract
  5. Per FAR 52.219-9 Large Businesses must submit SB Subcontracting and separate SB Participation Plan
  6. Per FAR 52.222-54 Company and Employees must be registered in E-Verify
  7. Provide a material take-off of your bid per instructions
  8. Provide a Cost Breakout for each trade/discipline
  9. Include all applicable state and local taxes unless project specifically identified as tax exempt
  10. Have current Subcontractor Information Form on file NTE 1-year prior to bid due date

(*) Project specific COI and Bond are required before NTP can be issued.

Click,  view, and download below for continuing small business education materials from our Small Business Center:

De-Mystifying Small Business Standards:

Effective Marketing Techniques:

A primary customer of Kirlin Builders, LLC (KB) is the Federal Government, and as such, all of our contracts for federal work contain the following FAR clauses:

As a result, all subcontractors (except small business) who submit an offer more than $700,000 for service or $1.5 million for construction must include an Individual Subcontracting Plan and Small Business Participation Plan with their offer.  They must also submit an Individual Subcontract Report (ISR) and their Summary Subcontract Report (SSR), in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR 52.219-9 using the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS) at http://www.esrs.gov.

Individual Subcontracting Plans, must  address subcontracting with small business (SB); veteran-owned small business (VOSB); service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB); HUBZone small business (HUBZ);  small disadvantaged business (SDB); women-owned small business (WOSB) concerns, and Alaskan Native Corporations or Indian tribal-owned firms (ANC), with a separate part for the basic contract and separate parts for each option (if any).

The subcontracting plan shall be included in and made a part of the resultant contract if awarded. Large businesses must negotiate and get an approval of Individual Subcontracting Plans within the time specified by the KB Solicitation.  Failure to submit and negotiate the subcontracting plan shall make the Offeror ineligible for award of a contract.

Individual Subcontracting plans must include all of the requirements of FAR 52.219-9 and:

  • goals expressed in terms of percentage of total contract dollars, in addition to goals expressed as a percentage of total subcontract dollars
  • include all subcontracts that contribute to contract performance, and include a proportionate share of products and services that are normally allocated as indirect costs. In accordance with 43 U.S.C. 1626–
  • List the name of the person in the organization responsible for administering the subcontracting plan, and their contact information
  • A Small Business Participation Plan that details how the contractor plans to ensure maximum practicable opportunity and participation by Small Business on their contract.
  • A commitment to hold subcontractors whose contracts offer opportunity to Small Business accountable for submitting subcontracting plans and reporting in accordance with FAR 52.219-9.

For more information, or assistance, please contact:

Lisa C. King
Administrator:  Contracts and Small Business

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Please see the following websites for additional industry-supported information regarding your small business qualifications.







Kirlin Builders understands the complexity of navigating the Federal Contracting arena, and the challenges faced by small businesses who seek to expand their foothold in the Federal Construction Marketplace.

Kirlin Builders regularly reviews the performance of our subcontractors through their responsiveness to Bid Invitations, competitive pricing, on-time delivery of service, professionalism, and quality of work.

Through our ongoing efforts to ensure Small Business Participation in the Federal Contracting arena, Kirlin Builders has developed a Strategic Partnership program where we identify those subcontractors who have demonstrated quality performance and a professional business model to match our own, and make partners of those exemplary subcontractors.

The SBA Mentor Protégé and Joint Venture programs of Kirlin Builders give qualified SBA 8a Certified firms the opportunity to gain additional experience, enhanced capabilities and financial support to pursue larger projects they could not previously obtain on their own.


For more information, and if you are interested in being considered for the Kirin Builders Mentor Protégé and Joint Venture programs, please contact the Kirlin Small Business Administrator at VETME@KIRLINGROUP.COMAttention:  Mentor Protégé Program

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