US Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center

October forum identifies opportunities for small businesses

Published Oct. 9, 2015
Lillian Fox talks with a potential contractor about the Information Technology Services Program during Huntsville Center's 2014 small business forum.

Lillian Fox talks with a potential contractor about the Information Technology Services Program during Huntsville Center's 2014 small business forum.

Registration is open for the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville’s annual Small Business Forum scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 14 at the Jackson Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

“We are really proud of our work with small businesses and this forum is a great opportunity for small businesses to learn about our opportunities in the coming year and talk one-on-one with our contracting officers and program managers,” said Huntsville Center Commander Col. Robert J. Ruch. In 2014 Huntsville Center exceeded its 36 percent small business goal by 7 percent and met the Service Disabled-Veteran Owned Small Business goal for the first time, achieving 3 percent against a goal of 2.5 percent. This past year Huntsville Center made the largest-ever federal award to a Service Disabled-Veteran Owned Small Business set-aside contract. Of the $1.8 billion eligible for award to small business concerns in 2014, Huntsville Center awarded more than $782 million.

The forum, which starts at 9 a.m., is also an excellent networking opportunity, according to Rebecca J. Goodsell, Huntsville Center’s Small Business Office chief, because many larger businesses looking for small business subcontractors are also in attendance. In addition, many small business firms with similar interests meet at the event and often team together to go after some of the Center’s larger procurements.

Registration for the free forum closes Oct. 1. Business representatives are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure relevant subject matter experts and program managers are available during the event. If you have questions or comments, email sbo-hnc@usace.army.mil

Download the flyer (PDF).

The Jackson Center is located in Cummings Research Park at 6001 Moquin Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35806. Click here for directions (external link to the Jackson Center website).


Contact
Small Business Office
256-895-1050
sbo-hnc@usace.army.mil
or
Public Affairs Office
256-895-1694
cehnc-pa@usace.army.mil

Release no. 15-046