“American Subcontractors Association of Metro Washington promotes the rights and interests of subcontractors and suppliers by building strength in community through education, legislation, networking and professional growth.”
Value Proposition of ASAMW
ASA Metro Washington is the only association that advocates exclusively for the rights and interests of subcontractors and suppliers
ASAMW provides education relevant to the Subcontracting community designed to improve performance, thus allowing members to better compete in the ever-changing construction environment.
ASAMW is your advocate for Federal, state and local levels, giving you a voice and fighting for your rights as a subcontractor.
Advocates exclusively for subcontractors and suppliers
- Subcontractors Legal Defense Fund - ASA's Subcontractors Legal Defense Fund supports ASA's critical legal activities in precedent-setting cases to protect the interests of all subcontractors. ASA taps the SLDF to fund amicus curiae, or "friend-of-the-court," briefs in appellate-level cases that would have a significant impact on subcontractor rights.
ASAMW believes in the power of building business relationships by sharing best practices, ideas, leads and introductions.
Subcontractors Information Exchange – (formerly known as BPIE)
Provides a private forum for member subcontractors and suppliers to share first hand information to enable better business decisions.
American Subcontractors Association, Inc.
1004 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3588 • www.asaonline.com • (703) 836-3482 fax
FOR RELEASE June 11, 2013
Contact: Marc Ramsey, (703) 684-3450,
ASA Urges ‘Targeted Congressional Intervention’ to Improve Federal Contracting Process for Construction Specialty Trade Contractors and Subcontractors
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In a committee hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives on May 23, 2013, the American Subcontractors Association urged “targeted Congressional intervention” to address several obstacles that specialty trade contractors and subcontractors continue to face to participation on federal construction projects.
Two of the biggest obstacles are the bidding/proposal process and slow payment or nonpayment for work properly performed, ASA Chief Advocacy Officer E. Colette Nelson told the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business during the “Hearing on Building America: Challenges for Small Construction Contractors.”
“Contractors at all tiers need to be assured that the bidding and contract award process is clear and efficient, or the most qualified contractors will avoid federal projects,” she said. “Once awarded a contract, subcontractors need assurance that they will be paid promptly for work properly performed.”