News May 29, 2024

Jacobs Teams with Local, Small and Diverse Businesses to Support Los Angeles World Airports Capital Improvement Program

Powering change to maximize social equity and community benefits in Los Angeles

Jacobs is one of 15 companies selected to provide on-call program services across all LAWA departments through a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC). 

To manage the program, Jacobs will serve as the lead lonsultant for our respective task orders and will be supported by more than 30 subconsultants. We’re committed to identifying opportunities to employ and/or contract with local Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Program and as such, we’ve teamed with Advance Management, Inc.AESCO, Aviation Innovation, LLC.,  Bellum Smart,  California Testing & Inspections, Inc., Creelman, Inc.Elevos, Enterris Associates, Inc.Fortem Group, GCC & Associates LLCGlobal Design Build, Inc.IDTS Consulting, Illustrate My Design LLC, Integrated Engineering Management,  International Management Consulting Services, LLPMSL Strategic AdvisorsMTGL, Inc.Pacifica Services, Inc.Ramos Consulting Services, Inc., Runo, Inc., Safework, Inc, V-1 Consulting, Weinbaum Management Group, Inc., and Zann Inc. These firms will represent approximately 30% of our project work efforts. 

We selected these firms based on their core expertise and to promote local minority businesses.  Jacobs will collaborate with LAWA’s Small Business Development Department to accelerate economic equality in Los Angeles, working with the city and other stakeholders to maximize participation in the local business community.

“At Jacobs, we believe in working collaboratively to drive positive outcomes that create social value, equity, and inclusion. These are integral parts of our success,” says Jacobs Social Value & Equity Director Toyin Ogunfolaju. “In fact, our focus on capacity building with our small diverse business partners and the development of local workforce are interwoven into our delivery models. Our workforce initiatives prioritize hiring, training, and developing future talent in the communities where we work and live. By prioritizing the wellbeing and equal opportunity for all individuals, we can create a sustainable and transformative world where everyone has a chance to thrive and contribute to the greater good.” 

About social value & equity at Jacobs

Social value and social equity are a core part of who we are at Jacobs and are aligned to our values. They are foundational in our approach to sustainability, inclusion and diversity and key services delivered to clients globally. To us, social value and equity is working collaboratively to drive positive impacts and transformative outcomes – socially, environmentally and economically – by putting people and society at the heart of decision making.

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