Office of Small Business Programs

 

 

  Mission:

  To sustain the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, as an integral part of the Army Small Business Programs Team   and a premier leader within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by optimizing business opportunities for small business concerns to support the Center’s many programs missions and strengthen our nation’s economic development.

                                                            

The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, fully complies with Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) of 1996.

Click here to download the Self Marketing Guide  . 

Click here to self-market directly to our Program Managers.

Click here to download our form to be added to our industrial database and send it here.

Save the date: Huntsville Center's 2022 Small Bussiness Forum will be Oct. 20 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama.  Registration and more information will be available prior to the event.   

Small Business Support

Thank you for your willingness to help the country.

The first step in doing business with USACE is for your company to be registered in SAM.gov (https://sam.gov/SAM/pages/public/index.jsf) and specifically in the Disaster Response Registry (https://sam.gov/SAM/pages/public/searchRecords/advancedDRSearch.jsf)

The Corps is always looking for innovative and creative opportunities to help create a more efficient enterprise. If interested in doing business with us, I invite you to our website where you can find more about the what/where/how to contract with us: https://www.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Contracting/   

Contract opportunities can found on SAM at SAM.gov      

For more information or assistance, call us at (256) 895-1050 or send an email.

Cybersecurity requirements for all DOD contractors

The Department of Defense is in the process of requiring ALL contractors and their subcontractors and suppliers to have the appropriate level of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to be eligible for an award.  There are multiple levels of certification, some certification levels require an accredited third party to certify.  The level of certification necessary can take months or years to obtain to be able to meet future Government requirements.  The full implementation of the CMMC requirement is quickly approaching.  If your company or subcontractors are not currently certified, a simple internet search will locate several firms that are available to help you start the certification process now. For cybersecurity requirements training and other information, visit the Department of Air Force CISO's Blue Cyber Education Series for Small Business, 

Vendor Payment

The USACE Finance Center (UFC) is altering their process for obtaining electronic funds transfer (EFT) banking information utilized for vendor contract payment and will no longer accept UFC Form 23 to update EFT banking information for vendors. Banking information for all vendors will be retrieved from SAM.gov and entered into CEFMS II. There are no exceptions to this policy change.  All contractors must notify the UFC via e-mail at: cefc-fc-eft@usace.army.mil when banking information has been updated in SAM.gov.  Compliance with this requirement will help ensure timely payment to the correct bank account.Add Content...

Information for IT companies

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Information Technology (IT) hardware and Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software purchases are made through the Army Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS- https://www.eis.army.mil/programs/chess) program.  When procuring IT Services under CHESS, consideration must be given to setting aside requirements for small businesses and other small business categories. All Army personnel are required to utilize CHESS for all COTS Purchases.

SAIC provides all IT services for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers world-wide to include making purchases under the CHESS program.

As a small business seeking subcontracting opportunities, the link to SAIC’s small business webpage is https://www.saic.com/who-we-are/suppliers-and-small-business.  You may utilize their “contact us form” at https://www.saic.com/contact/contact_us or send an email to smallbusiness@saic.com . This contract is currently managed by Humphrey’s Engineer Center Support Activity