19-099 Corps hosts ‘Industry Day’ in Walla Walla

Published Sept. 16, 2019

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Business owners and representatives can learn how to do business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during a free “Industry Day” seminar offered by the Corps’ Walla Walla District on Wednesday, October 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marcus Whitman Conference Center, 6 West Rose Street, Walla Walla, Washington.       

“Whether you’re a small or large business, this is a must-attend event for companies looking to partner with the Walla Walla District in delivering solutions for Construction, Engineering, Service and Supply requirements.  This is your opportunity to ‘meet-the-players’ and gain personal insight into developing opportunities,” said Christian Dietz, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District Commander.

There is no charge to participate, but registration is required due to limited seating. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usace-walla-walla-district-small-business-industry-day-october-16-2019-registration-72136278551.

This Industry Day event features informational briefings presented by the District staff, Small Business Administration, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), and opportunities to take part in roundtable discussions and information about upcoming contracting opportunities.

Topics to be covered include: SBA regulatory and legislative updates; program & contracting processes; forecast of upcoming opportunities; Corps panel discussion focused on doing business with the Corps; and Break-Out Sessions focused on hydropower, flood risk management, navigation, juvenile fish program, recreation and construction, environmental and service contract requirements.

Walla Walla (CENWW) is one of 41 districts within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The district is responsible for managing environmental, hydroelectric, navigation, engineering, construction, emergency management and recreation services within a region covering 107,000 square miles and includes parts of six states. The district operates and maintains six hydroelectric power facilities and $2.5 billion of infrastructure.

The Walla Walla District awards contracts for construction projects, Architect-Engineering studies, and supplies and services needed to operate their facilities. These contracting opportunities typically total $90 to $130 million annually.

Contractors with little or no experience doing business with the government are encouraged to contact their respective Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) and Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) for established training programs.

For more information about the Walla Walla District and local attractions, see websites listed below: www.nww.usace.army.mil, www.nww.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Small-Business/, www.marcuswhitmanhotel.com, www.downtownwallawalla.com, www.wwvchamber.com.

For more information, contact James Glynn, small business programs manager, at 509-527-7434 or james.glynn@usace.army.mil.

The Walla Walla District’s Contracting Facebook page, www.facebook/com/wallawallacontracting, will keep prospective attendees updated on future events as they are scheduled.

Release no. 19-099