Businesses interested in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work will have two opportunities to learn about future projects and how to compete for them.
The Corps will host two separate Industry Day events (April 26 and 27), both at the 911 Federal Building in Portland, Oregon.
According to the Corps, the April 26 event is designed to introduce businesses to the government acquisition process, which has its nuances.
The event will include information about the tools needed to do business with USACE, the Best Value process, and how to improve project proposals.
The April 27 event is targeted at businesses that may be interested in the Corps’ jetty rehabilitation projects at the Mouth of the Columbia River, a huge undertaking that will rely on sub contractors, including small business owners, to provide some of the materials, such as thousands of tons of jetty stone that must meet specific quality thresholds.
Providing information at the industry day workshops and forums such as FedBizOpps ahead of the contract bidding process, gives potential bidders time to conduct the required testing and obtain the permits they’ll need before USACE can effectively evaluate the quality of the stone and reliability of the source.