USACE Galveston District to host Industry Day for small business contractors

GALVESTON, Texas (April 18, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will host an Industry Day for small business government contractors May 4, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the district’s headquarters building located at 2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston, Texas 77550. This event will be held in conjunction with National Small Business Week, May 1-7, 2016.

The purpose of the event is to present upcoming work for fiscal year 2017, help small businesses navigate through the contracting process, provide an opportunity for companies to network and meet potential vendors and subcontractors as well as to maximize interest in the district’s contracting requirements.

“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 sessions and an open forum in the afternoon for participants to meet with district staff from the Operations and Maintenance Division, Engineering and Construction Division and architecture subject matter experts.

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. “The district office of the S6BA is proud to partner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,” said Tim Jeffcoat, Houston District Director, Small Business Administration. “Houston-area small businesses, especially those in SBA’s 8(a) Business Development, HUBZone and Woman-owned programs, are actively sought by the Corps. They are needed to ensure the vital public engineering services and water resource infrastructure projects for our national security, and for local disaster mitigation and economic development.” 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.w.adams@usace.army.mil, 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.

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