Small Business Program Office

Doing Business with the Galveston District

Welcome to the Galveston District's Small Business Program Office
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Galveston District has a strong commitment to the Small Business Program. We assist firms doing business with the Government to ensure small and disadvantage small businesses have the maximum opportunity to participate in Galveston District contracts within our Civil Works and Regulatory boundaries.

Mission Statement

USACE SWD develops small businesses and maximizes their opportunities for our procurements within SWD’s footprint on a continual basis, thereby ensuring a broad base of capable small business firms to support our mission and strengthen our Nation’s economic development.

Galveston District Small Business Office

Mailing Address:
USACE Galveston District
P.O. Box 1229
Galveston, TX 77553-1229

Email: SWG-SB@usace.army.mil 

 

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The district buys a variety of construction, engineering, environmental and facility support services as well as equipment/ supplies.Examples of these acquisitions are as follows:

•Construction -- Roads, levees, dams, dredging and navigation.

•Engineering Services -- Concept studies, master planning, engineering studies, all types of surveying and mapping, engineering design and construction and inspection services.

•Environmental Services -- Consulting Services, remediation, studies and investigations.

•Other Services -- Refuse collection, grounds maintenance, janitorial, recreational parks, real estate appraisal and title searches.

•Supplies and Equipment -- Generators, turbines, HVAC equipment, electronic gear, repair parts, lumber, rip.rap, stone, cement, and pre-fab modular buildings.

·        Army Single Face to Industry (ASFI) (actions below $25K)
·        Doing Business with the Department of Army
·        Doing Business with the Department of Defense
·        Doing Business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
·        Explore Federal Business Opportunities (FBO or FedBizOpps)
·        Find who buys what you sell-Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)
·        Sign up in System for Award Management (SAM) 
            · Register in Central Contractor Registration (CCR) 
            · Don't Forget about your Free Marketing Tool to the Government - Dynamic Small Business Search Engine
            · Make sure to fill out your Online Representation and Certification (ORCA) 
            · Be up to date with the latest in regulations...Federal Register (FED REG)
·        You Need a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number
·        VetBiz (Verification is only required for VA procurement)

· Army Single Face to Industry (ASFI) (actions below $25K)
· Current List of SWD IDIQ Contracts
· Doing Business with the Department of Army
· Doing Business with the Department of Defense
· Doing Business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
· Explore Federal Business Opportunities-Become an Interested Vendor on Solicitations (FBO or FedBizOpps)
· Find who buys what you sell-Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)-A great Location to find the Prime Contractors working with the Federal Government
· Sign up in System for Award Management (SAM) 
    · Register in Central Contractor Registration (CCR) - - You want to show up on a Prime Contractor's "radar" 
    · Don't Forget about your Free Marketing Tool to the Prime Contractors - Dynamic Small Business Search Engine
    · Make sure to fill out your Online Representation and Certification (ORCA) 
    · Be up to date with the latest in regulations...Federal Register (FED REG)
· You Should get a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number (it's free)
· VetBiz (Verification is only required for VA procurement)

To sustain the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a premier organization in developing small businesses and maximizing their opportunities to participate in our procurements, thereby ensuring a broad base of capable suppliers to support the Corps of Engineers mission and strengthen our nation’s economic development.

Small Business Office

USACE Galveston District supports the government’s policy of placing a fair proportion of district contracts with qualified small, small disadvantaged, women-owned, veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran owned and historically Black College and Universities/minority institutions. We consider small business to be the heart of the U.S. economy and a very vital part of the Corps’ procurement process.

Getting Started

If you are interested in doing business with the Galveston District, or responding to a contract solicitation from us, the first thing you need to have is our Department of Defense Activity Address Code, commonly called the DODAAC: W912HY.

Once you have our DODAAC, the best place to start the process is the Procurement Technical Assistance Center or PTAC. The primary function of the PTAC is to help you wade through all the red tape of registration and figure out how to find opportunities that suit what your small business has to offer. PTAC will give you the one-on-one attention you need to be successful -- and best of all, the service is free!  

NOTICE: On April 4, 2022, the unique entity identifier generated by SAM.gov and used across the federal government changed from the DUNS Number to the Unique Entity ID.

  • The Unique Entity ID is a 12-character alphanumeric ID assigned to an entity by SAM.gov.
  • As part of this transition, the DUNS Number has been removed from SAM.gov.
  • Entity registration, searching, and data entry in SAM.gov now require use of the new Unique Entity ID.
  • Existing registered entities can find their Unique Entity ID by following the steps here.
  • New entities can get their Unique Entity ID at SAM.gov and, if required, complete an entity registration.

For more information about this transition, visit SAM.gov or the Federal Service Desk, FSD.gov. You can search for help at FSD any time or request help from an FSD agent Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

Top NAICS used within SWG

  • 237990 - OTHER HEAVY AND CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION
  • 541330 - ENGINEERING SERVICES
  • 238990 - ALL OTHER SPECIALTY TRADE CONTRACTORS
  • 236220 - COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
  • 541380 - TESTING LABORATORIES
  • 541990 - ALL OTHER PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND TECHNICAL SERVICES
  • 334519 - OTHER MEASURING AND CONTROLLING DEVICE MANUFACTURING
  • 541620 - ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES
  • 541370 - SURVEYING AND MAPPING (EXCEPT GEOPHYSICAL) SERVICES
  • 237310 - HIGHWAY, STREET, AND BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
  • 238210 - ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AND OTHER WIRING INSTALLATION CONTRACTORS