Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) - Small Business Contracting Assistance

Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) - Small business contracting assistance and business opportunities with USACE.  Small business points of contact with USACE at the various national and state offices across the United States. Forecast of upcoming USACE contracts.  Overview of the various types of products, equipment, and specialized services needed to support USACE projects. 


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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the U.S. Government's largest engineering services agency with over 34,000 military and civilian personnel.  USACE personnel perform a broad spectrum of engineering and construction services across the United States as well as abroad in more than 90 countries.

The primary mission of USACE is to build and maintain America’s infrastructure and provide the Department of Defense (DoD) with outstanding military facilities. The Army Corps of Engineers conducts ongoing research and development of new technologies for the military.  

Army Corps of Engineers - Major Functional Missions Areas 

  • Civil Works 
    • Budget 
    • Dam Safety Program 
    • Engineering and Construction 
    • Legislation and Reports 
    • Levee Safety Program 
    • Project Planning  
    • Regulatory Program and Permits 
    • Recreation 
    • Tribal Issues 
    • Navigation (channels, harbors, and waterways) 
  • Military Missions
    • Contingency Support
    • Field Force Engineering
    • Installation Support
    • Interagency and International Support
    • Real Estate
  • Environmental 
    • Brownfields Urban Waters 
    • Environmental Operations 
    • Environmental Quality 
    • Environmental Technical Support to non-DoD Ffederal Agencies 
    • Estuary Restoration 
    • Restoration and Clean-up of Formerly Used Defense Sites 
    • Invasive Species Management 
    • Military Munitions Support Services 
    • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Program 
    • Technical Project Planning 
  • Emergency Operations 
    • Expedited Contracting in Disasters 
    • Develop Disaster Impact Prediction Models 
    • National Response Framework (Droughts, Floods, Hurricanes) 
  • Research and Development
  • Sustainability 

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Business Opportunities with the Army Corps of Engineers  
For contracts and procurements falling with the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) "$150,000", the Army Corps of Engineers will normally reserve for small business concerns.  These are called "small business set-aside contracts".  The Army Corps of Engineers offers two ways for small businesses to engage in contracting with the government. The first method is via small business set-aside contracts awarded directly to small business concerns.  The second is via subcontracting with prime government contractors. Note: DoD requires large businesses receiving contracts valued over $650,000 ($1.5M in construction) to subcontract with small, small disadvantaged, HUBzone, veteran-owned, woman-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. This DoD requirement yields significant subcontracting opportunities for small businesses.  

Army Corps of Engineers - Small Business Office Locator:

Contracts Forecast for Army Corps of Engineers - Military Construction (MILCON):  

What types of products and services are procured by the Army Corps of Engineers? 
We have compiled a master list of the types of products and services that are routinely purchased commercially (or contracted for) by the Army Corps of Engineers and by other military organizations and bases: (View Master List)  


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