Dugway Proving Ground - Small Business Defense Contracting Information and Guidance

Dugway Proving Ground U.S. Army

Dugway Proving Ground (U.S. Army) 
- This web page has small business contracting information and an overview of procurement requirements at the Dugway Proving Ground. Also provided is information about subcontracting opportunities with prime defense contractors supporting military operations at this Army installation. A master list of the categories of products and services routinely procured by the Dugway base contracting office along with U.S. Army and Dept of Defense points of contact for small businesses are provided at the bottom of this web page.  


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Dugway Proving Ground conducts testing, evaluation, training, and technical support for countering chemical, biological, radiological, and explosives (CBRE) hazards. These operations are in support of the Department of Defense, other branches of the U.S. military services, and for international allied militaries. Dugway Proving Ground is part of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC).

West Desert Test Center (WDTC) is Dugway Proving Ground's testing area.  It is a major range and test facility base for chemical and biological defense testing. There are about 1,715 government employees working at Dugway. This includes military, Department of Defense civilians, defense contractors, and other federal civilian personnel. Dugway Proving Ground encompasses about 1,300 square miles. 

Defense Organizations at Dugway Proving Ground    

  • West Desert Test Center
    • Chemical Test Division
    • Data Management Division
    • Life Sciences Division
    • Meteorology Division 
    • Special Programs Division

Dugway Proving Ground Map

Dugway Proving Ground is located about
85 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Dugway Proving Ground official website: http://www.dugway.army.mil/   

Small Business and Subcontracting Opportunities at Dugway Proving Ground:
Since Dugway Proving Ground is an organization with the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), much of its contracting support comes from this parent command as well as from the Army Contracting Command (ACC). The Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) at Dugway Proving Ground provides on-site contracting support.  

Each year, there are numerous defense contracting opportunities for small businesses with ATEC and at Dugway Proving Ground. When there is a procurement for less than $150,000, the MICC sets it aside for small business (if there are at least two businesses that can compete for the contract). In recent years, ACC and ATEC have awarded a significant percentage of its contracts to small businesses. There are also hundreds of opportunities for small businesses who are able to partner with prime defense contractors as subcontractors or as suppliers.   

Dugway Proving Ground Contracting Office: 
Mission Installation Contracting Command (MICC - Dugway Proving Ground)
Bldg 5330 Valdez Circle
Dugway, Utah 84022-5000
Contracting Specialist Phones: 435-831-3429  /  435-831-2587  / 435-831-2501

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What types of products and services are procured by Dugway Proving Ground? 
We have compiled a master list of the types of products and services that are routinely
procured commercially (or contracted for) by this defense installation and other military
bases and DoD organizations.  
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