HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville ended the fiscal year with more than 4,100 contract actions totaling more than $1.9 billion in obligations for global stakeholders.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety precautions, Huntsville Center completed the fiscal year virtually for the second year in a row. Despite the challenges, the Center’s more than 1,000 employees delivered the program with outstanding success, said Albert “Chip” Marin III, programs director.
“Fiscal Year 2021 was another challenging year. We were in and out of COVID surges; we were in and out of physical presence in our workplaces; we ushered in a new President and his Administration and with it, several new policies and orders affecting our work; and we lost loved ones throughout the year that impacted all of us as a Huntsville Center family,” said Marin.
“In spite of these numerous challenges, Huntsville Center drove on professionally and never lost sight of why we do what we do—to ensure our military, the Federal Government and the Nation are able to perform each and every day with the tools and resources needed to do so.”
The nearly $2 billion in contract actions increased not only Department of Defense readiness and effectiveness through global medical facility renovations and modernization, resilient power and water utilities projects, military training facility updates and cyber security programs aimed at strengthening our nations’ defenses, it also provided vital support to ongoing federal, state and local programs and projects aimed at improving and increasing our nation’s health and safety during the continued response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rebecca Goodsell, Huntsville Center Office of Small Business Programs Chief, said the Center exceeded all assigned small business targets the fiscal year.
“The Center pulling together during fourth quarter led to an historic record in awards to Small Disadvantaged Veteran Owned Small Businesses, $111 million which represents almost seven percent of all eligible dollars. Our numbers increased over FY20 by $40 million and more than three percent respectively. I am absolutely stunned and amazed by everyone’s efforts to partner and the exceeding success that resulted. That’s an extraordinary achievement that wouldn’t have been possible without everyone pulling together as one team.”