14-012 Corps hosts ‘Industry Day’ in Walla Walla and Boise to learn about federal contracting opportunities

Published Feb. 28, 2014

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting “Industry Day” in Boise, Idaho, on March 20 and Walla Walla, Wash., on March 25. The district is inviting anyone interested in learning about tools needed to do business with the Corps, upcoming contract opportunities, competing for contracts, or showcasing capabilities to Corps personnel. District personnel will present informational briefings, discuss upcoming contracting opportunities and will offer companies an opportunity to take part in a Roundtable Discussion. 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 Kay Baltz, 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 how to respond to a sources sought and solicitations notices, how to register in the online contractor management system, and where and how to find Corps contracting opportunities. Also included in the agenda is a Corps panel discussion focused on How to do Business with the Corps. Roundtable discussions are available in the afternoon. The day-long program at both locations is the same and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants should make their own lunch arrangements.

On Thursday, March 20, in Boise, Industry Day will be at Washington Group Plaza’s Central Plaza building, 720 Park Blvd.

On Tuesday, March 25, in Walla Walla, Industry Day will be held at the Walla Walla District Headquarters building, downtown at 201 North 3rd Ave.

Details about registration for limited seating and roundtable discussions can be found at: http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/SmallBusiness.aspx.

The Walla Walla District awards contracts for construction projects, Architect-Engineering studies, and supplies and services needed to operate their facilities. These contracting opportunities total $90 to $110 million annually. The district is one of 43 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 including parts of six states. The district operates and maintains six hydroelectric power facilities and $2.5 billion of infrastructure. For more information about the Walla Walla District, see the District website at www.nww.usace.army.mil

Public Affairs Office

Release no. 14-012