14-077 Corps hosts ‘Industry Day’ focusing on federal contracting processes, opportunities

Published Sept. 26, 2014
WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a free seminar for business owners and representatives on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to present training on how to do business with the Corps.

“Industry Day” activities will be held at Walla Walla Community College Water and Environment Center at 640 Water Center Loop. This Industry Day event features informational briefings presented by district staff, opportunities to take part in roundtable discussions and information about upcoming contracting opportunities.

There is no charge to participate, but registration is required because of limited seating. Registration can be made online at www.eventbrite.com/e/walla-walla-industry-day-october-30-2014-registration-11119347267. Lunch is not provided. Participants may make their lunch arrangements on campus or in the nearby community.

Topics to be covered include: where to find Corps contracting opportunities, how to respond to a sources-sought announcement, responding to solicitations and what happens to a proposal after it is submitted. A Corps panel discussion focused on “Doing Business with the Corps” is also on the agenda.

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- $130 million annually. The district 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 www.nww.usace.army.mil.

Public Affairs Office

Release no. 14-077