WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Walla Walla District hosted more than 100 business owners here for the Corps’ “Industry Day” on Friday, Oct. 23.
The event was open to those interested in learning about tools needed to do business with the Corps, upcoming contract opportunities, competing for contracts, or showcasing capabilities to Corps personnel.
“Our business is to give business to small business,” explained Ruthann Haider, chief of the district’s Contracting Division, as she emphasized the importance of small business to the Corps.
District personnel presented informational briefings, discussed upcoming contracting opportunities and provided companies with staff interfaces during a roundtable discussion.
Topics included 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.
“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. “I am excited with the interest industry showed in the Walla Walla District.”
The day-long programs ran from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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 Walla Walla District has hosted numerous Industry events in both Walla Walla and in Boise, Idaho. The Walla Walla District’s Contracting Division Facebook page (www.facebook/com/wallawallacontracting) will keep prospective attendees updated on future events and business opportunities.
Release no. 15-071