How To Qualify for Federal Business

Thursday, May 20, 2021 (11am - 12pm US/Eastern)
Zoom Webinar

Brief overview of the Federal Small Business Requirements and Eligibility from both a Large Business and Small Business Perspective.


Carrie Lieberman
Small Business & Federal Compliance Manager

Grunley Construction Company, Inc.
Carrie Lieberman is a Ferris State University graduate with 17 years of experience in the construction industry. For the past 12 years, she has represented Grunley Construction Company, a $425 million general contracting firm headquartered in the Washington metropolitan area, as their Small Business and Federal Compliance Manager. In this pivotal role, Carrie develops, prepares, and executes individual subcontracting plans for all small business types as well as monitors and reports performance relative to contractual small business subcontracting requirements. Over the years, Carrie has successfully established solid relationships with hundreds of small businesses in the subcontracting community. She regularly plans and leads outreach events in various regions to connect with small and local businesses with the goal of increasing their participation on Grunley’s projects. She tirelessly works to ensure that procurement packages are structured to permit small and local business participation to the maximum extent possible. Carrie’s advocacy for the fullest participation of small businesses in construction projects has led her to serve one year as Vice-Chair and two years as Chair of the Washington Building Congress’ Small Business Committee.

Layli Pietri
Diversity Director
Balfour Beatty Construction
With 25 years of experience with Balfour Beatty, Layli serves as the Small Business Liaison Officer for the Federal Small Business Program.  Balfour Beatty, an industry leader for 85+years, is a $4.8B General Contracting firm.  Layli resides in the Mid-Atlantic Division delivering over $600m annual revenue.  Additionally her duties are to oversee the Mid-Atlantic Divisions supplier diversity program, including establishing standard operating procedures to help maximize diversity spend and small business participation; maintaining an in-house database of small business concerns (SBC); training estimating, project management and purchasing personnel on the Federal and Local regulations and importance of maximizing small business participation.  Layli’s duties also include arranging outreach events or attendance of events within the community to identify new SBC subcontractors and suppliers and build long term relationships, and identifying federal contracting opportunities.  Layli’s support of the Small Business Community was nationally recognized with a Leadership Award by the Society of American Military Engineers for her role on the Small Business Committee, additionally she has served as Vice- Chair and Chair of the WBC Small Business Committee and is currently the Board Liaison for the committee.

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For more information please contact:

Ms. Rita F. Reis
Associate Director
Washington Building Congress
Phone: (202) 293-5922
Fax: (202) 429-1922