GALVESTON, Texas (May 13, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will host an Industry Day for small business government contractors on May 28, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. at the district’s headquarters building located at 2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston, Texas 77550.
The purpose of the event is to present upcoming work for fiscal year 2016, help small businesses navigate through the contracting process and provide an opportunity for companies to network and meet potential vendors and subcontractors.
“We consider small business to be the heart of the U.S. economy and a vital part of the Corps’ procurement process,” said Ken Adams, USACE Galveston District director for small business programs. “Industry Day will allow attendees to network and share lessons learned, success stories and contracting best practices and provide a venue to learn about potential future partnership opportunities.”
The one-day event will include morning, early afternoon and late afternoon sessions.
· Early morning sessions will focus on the Corps mission and present upcoming work for FY16.
· Early afternoon sessions will highlight companies in attendance and will provide contractors an opportunity to give a capabilities briefing to professional panels organized by the North American Industry Classification System code. These briefings will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
· Late afternoon sessions will concentrate on how to do business with Corps, specifically the procurement process.
Panels to be hosted by the Corps include: Operations and maintenance, construction, renovation and alteration, and architecture and engineering. Firms interested in presenting capabilities briefings should express interest to brief the panel(s) by name.
According to Adams, the USACE Galveston District has a diverse mission that encompasses primarily civil works projects; the bulk of projects are dredging or dredging-related requirements such as levee repair, hydrographic surveying, dredged materials placement area repair, soils and water testing.
The district also provides support to the Department of Homeland Security within its district boundaries in the areas of vertical construction and architecture and engineering services. Work also includes facility maintenance and repairs on the Jadwin Building that houses the district’s main offices, as well as other district offices located in Brownsville, Corpus Christi and Port Arthur, Texas.
“There are many firms in the Houston area – and especially those in SBA’s 8(a), HUBZone and Women-Owned programs – that offer the high-quality services sought by the Corps,” said Tim Jeffcoat, Houston District Director, Small Business Administration. “These small businesses work hard to satisfy the needs of the Corps while supporting our local economy and providing jobs to our local residents.”
To register for the event, please contact both Mathilda Montgomery at Mathilda.C.Montgomery@usace.army.mil and Kenneth Adams, director for small business programs, at Kenneth.firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 1 p.m., CST, May 25, 2015.
All attendees are required to have a form of identification and a drivers license before they can enter the facility.
The USACE Galveston District was established in 1880 as the first engineer district in Texas to oversee river and harbor improvements. The district is directly responsible for maintaining more than 1,000 miles of channel, including 270 miles of deep draft and 750 miles of shallow draft as well as the Colorado River Locks and Brazos River Floodgates.
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