Small Business Program

The Rock Island District Small Business Program ensures that small businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in Rock Island District acquisitions through contracts or subcontracts. The District's program provides outreach to inform small businesses on how to do business with us.

The Program also provides advice and assistance to the Rock Island District workforce on all aspects of the Small Business Program. The involvement of small business concerns in our military and civil works programs is vital to the mission of the Army and to the nation’s economic prosperity. Rock Island District is committed to developing small business concerns, providing procurement opportunities, training and counseling businesses for success, and establishing a broad base of capable suppliers to support the Army’s mission.


FY22 Small Business Program Goals
Small Business Programs Goal  
 Small Business 48%  
 Small Disadvantaged Business 30%  
 Woman Owned Small Business 12%  
 HUBZone Small Business 14%  
 Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business 5%  


Doing Business With Us

If you would like to discuss your capabilities to support District contract opportunities, please complete our Contractor Information Survey, and submit with any additional company information to requesting a capabilities briefing.

Doing Business with the Rock Island District - Basic "How To" Guide

"How To" - Procurements Under $25,000 - October 2018

Finding Rock Island District Contract Opportunities (Tips for using 

FY22-24 Procurement Forecast - March 2022

Current IDIQ List - September 2020

Contracts with Small Business Contracting Plans - September 2020

Rock Island District's Top 10 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes

FY19 Small Purchase Examples $10K-$250K - November 2019

Teaming and Partnering Opportunities - Updates Upcoming

Small Business Items of Interest/Training

News for Industry:

- Effective June 30, 2020, Woman Owned Small Businesses will require third party or SBA certification. Self-Certification for set asides and sole source contract will no longer be available. For FAQ and up-to-date information, click here: Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program

-  Important Cybersecurity Updates: All DoD contractors and subcontractors will be required to obtain third party certification (minimum of CMMC Level 1) by calendar year end 2020. For more information, click here: CMMC Updates. For assistance and the next steps, work with your state Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC):

- By December 2020, the DUNS number will no longer be the unique identifier for doing business with the Government.  GSA has posted a timeline for transition, and what you need to know as a business here: Unique Entity Identifier Update


Previous Industry Training Links:

- Small Business Subcontracting Plan vs. Participation/Commitment: What's the Difference?

- USACE Marketing 101: The Real Deal for Contractors

- USACE Rock Island Best Practices from Contracting/Small Business 


Upcoming Events


For information on past webinar topics or to request specific content, contact the Small Business Programs Office at

Contact Information

Deputy for Small Business
Rock Island District, Clock Tower Building
P.O. Box 2004
1500 Rock Island Drive
Rock Island, IL  61204-2004
(309) 794-5205