GALVESTON, Texas --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will host our annual Industry Days for small- and medium-sized businesses and government contractors March 22-23, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Titled “All Things Galveston,” this year’s Industry Days event will again be hosted virtually due to ongoing Federal COVID-19 restrictions.
The purpose of the two-day event is to present upcoming work, help small- and medium-sized businesses navigate through the contracting process, provide an opportunity for companies to network and meet potential vendors and subcontractors, and maximize interest in the Galveston District’s contracting requirements.
“We consider small- and medium-sized business to be the heart of the U.S. economy and a vital part of our District’s procurement process,” said Kay Riplinger-Baltz, USACE Galveston Small Business Programs chief. “Industry Days allow attendees to network and share lessons learned, success stories and contracting best practices. They also provide a venue to learn about potential future partnership opportunities with the Corps of Engineers.”
This year’s event includes a day of presentations for participants to find out about the various projects occurring across the Galveston District, followed by a full day of “tracks” where participants receive information from District staffs from the Operations and Maintenance Division, Engineering and Construction Division, and Contracting Division, and learn from architecture subject matter experts.
The training is geared for both beginners and more experienced individual and businesses interested in what the USACE Galveston District procures.
“All Things Galveston” Industry Days -- DRAFT AGENDA*
Tuesday, 22 March 2022
8:30-9:00 a.m. Introduction & opening remarks
9:00-9:45 a.m. Program Overview
9:45-10:15 a.m. Native Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Overview
10:15-10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30-11:15 a.m. Contracting Hot Topics
11:15 a.m.-Noon Navigation/O&M Program Overview
Noon-1 p.m. BREAK
1:00-1:30 p.m. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (DRSAA) Program Overview
1:30-2:00 p.m. Acquisition Tool Update (Construction Multiple Award Task Order Contract & Architecture and Engineering Multiple Award Task Order Contract)
2:00-2:30 p.m. Projects of Interest (Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay & Coastal Texas)
2:30-2:45 p.m. BREAK
2:45-3:30 p.m. Projects of Interest (Houston Ship Channel, Texas City I-Wall, Port Freeport)
3:30-3:45 p.m. Corpus Christi Ship Channel
3:45-4:00 p.m. Brazos River Flood Gates
4:00-4:15 p.m. Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) Overview
4:15-4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Wednesday, 23 March 2022
9:00-9:45 a.m. Doing Business with USACE for Beginners – Business Track
Innovative Delivery Update (Price Includes Variation Over Time, etc.) – Delivery Track
Dredging/Operations & Maintenance Q&A – Project Track
10:00-10:45 a.m. Doing Business w/ USACE - Determining a Fair and Reasonable Price – Business Track
USACE/Industry Discussion – Architecture Engineering – Delivery Track
Houston Ship Channel Q&A– Project Track
11:00-11:45 a.m. Procurement Technical Assistance Center? What is it? How can it help me? – Business Track
Architecture Engineering Task Order Selection Process – Delivery
Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Q&A
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. BREAK
1:00-1:45 p.m. Updating SAM - Good Things to Know – Business Track
USACE/Industry Discussion - Construction – Delivery Track
Public Law 84-99 & Texas City I-Wall Q&A – Project Track
2:00-2:45 p.m. Research - USASpending.gov and SAM – Business Track
Early Contractor Involvement – Orange – Delivery Track
Brazos River Flood Gates Q&A – Project Track
3:00-3:45 p.m. Small Business Categories - Federal vs State – Business Track
How to Leverage Pre-Construction Services Q&A – Delivery Track
Port Freeport Q&A – Project Track
To register for the event, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usace-all-things-galveston-district-industry-day-tickets-275861618527. Sign up by noon Monday March 21 to allow time to receive the links for the various training events.
*Times or tracks may be adjusted as the agenda is solidified.
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