Corps hosts ‘Industry Day’ in Walla Walla and Boise to learn about federal contracting opportunities

Published April 22, 2011

WALLA WALLA, Wash.  – The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting “Industry Day” in Walla Walla, Wash., on April 28 and Boise, Idaho, on May 12. The district is inviting anyone interested in learning about tools needed to do business with the Corps, upcoming contract opportunities and how to compete for them, or showcasing their capabilities to Corps personnel. There is no charge to participate, but seating is limited, and RSVPs are required.

“The Walla Walla District is an economic driver in this region and actively seeks contractors to support our efforts,” said Scott Beckstrand, Small Business Programs Manager for the Walla Walla District. “We’d like to help businesses in the region know how to work with the Corps.”

Topics to be covered include central contractor registration, small business designations and programs, small business market research, legal requirements for contracting, and where and how to find opportunities. Also included is a Corps panel discussion, and a limited number of slots are available for businesses to share their 15-minute capabilities briefing. The day-long program at both locations is the same and will run from 8:30 a.m. to about 5:00 p.m. depending on the number of business capabilities briefings by participants at the end of each day. Participants will make their own lunch arrangements.

On Thursday, April 28, in Walla Walla, Industry Day will be held at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center downtown at 6 West Rose Street. RSVPs for the limited seating are due by Monday, April 25.

On Thursday, May 12, in Boise, Industry Day will be at Washington Group Plaza’s Central Plaza building, 720 Park Blvd. in Boise. RSVPs for limited seating are due by Friday, April 29.

Participants are asked to RSVP to indicating which location they will be attending and if they would like a 15-minute capabilities presentation slot.

The Walla Walla District contracted for more than $103 million in fiscal year 2010 ending Sept. 30. It is one of 41 districts within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 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. For more information about Walla Walla District, see the district website at




Public Affairs

Release no. 11-42