US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District Website

COVID-19 Information for Contractors

  1. If you are a current contractor for a USACE Rock Island District contract and COVID-19 is affecting your operations or if you have questions about effects on contract performance, please contact your contracting officer.
  2. Industry partners interested in any contract opportunities or market research requests please visit:  https://www.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Contracting/. Contractors can provide capability statements directly to: COVIDContracting@usace.army.mil All questions regarding COVID-19 contracting opportunities can be directed to the USACE Directorate of Contracting email using the link on the website listed above. 
  3. Contracting in Disasters: What Companies Can Do To Help - A message from the Contracting Director
  4. Small Business Administration Resources for COVID-19: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19

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.

 

FY19 Small Business Program Achievements
Small Business Entity Goal Achievement
 Small Business 30% 27.80%
 Small Disadvantaged Business 11% 17.91%
 Woman Owned Small Business 2% 6.47%
 HUBZone Small Business 4% 8.56%
 Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business 3% 2.82%

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 CEMVR-SB-WEB@usace.army.mil requesting a capabilities briefing.

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

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

Basic Tips for beta.sam.gov - December 2019

FY20 Procurement Forecast - April 2020

Current IDIQ List - March 2020

Contracts with Small Business Contracting Plans - April 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

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): https://www.aptac-us.org/

- 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

 

Upcoming Events

June 9, 2020Cedar Rapids FRM Industry Outreach and Upcoming Projects Discussion Webinar
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Event Information: This webinar will provide attendees with overall information on the USACE/City of Cedar Rapids partnership to complete Flood Risk Management construction projects within the city. The project manager will provide details on some upcoming contract opportunities through USACE, and will include other items of interest from our construction, contracting and small business offices. The session will also provide you with information on resources to assist your company during your contract pursuits.
Registration: https://usace.webex.com/usace/j.php?RGID=ra7dd7b15fcee92b85e4be967aeb07878 

June 11, 2020 - USACE Rock Island Proposal Tips/Best Practices from Contracting Webinar
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Event Information: This webinar, hosted by the Small Business Programs Office and the Contracting Division, will provide contractors with general proposal tips and best practices/lessons learned to assist potential contractors. Attendees will receive first hand information from contract specialists and ideally have some takeaways to improve their submittals and better understand the needs of the contracting office overall.
Registration: https://usace.webex.com/usace/j.php?RGID=r7fd901e20177a8d0bc548cafacf67455

June 16, 2020 - Teaming/Partnering for USACE Construction Projects Webinar
Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Event Information: Join the Iowa PTAC, USACE Rock Island Office of Small Business Programs and Koprince Law Firm to learn about Joint Ventures, Mentor Protégé Agreements, Prime/Subcontractor relationships and the variety of teaming structures for Federal contracts. This webinar will provide a broad overview of each teaming structure and business considerations for each.
Registration: https://usace.webex.com/usace/j.php?RGID=rc5b3d80b29df470300e08668d4e4f54a

July 9, 2020Understanding the Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District - Projects, Procurements and Processes Webinar
Time: 8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Event Information: This webinar is offered on multiple dates and provides registered participants with basic information on the District's overall mission and historical contracted requirements. Participants will take away information on how to best do business with the District as either a prime contractor or a subcontractor, as well as recommendations and tools for growing their Federal Government business with the Corps of Engineers, and specifically the Rock Island District.
Registration: E-mail CEMVR-SB-WEB@usace.army.mil for webinar login information.

September 17, 2020Understanding the Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District - Projects, Procurements and Processes Webinar
Time: 8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Event Information: This webinar is offered on multiple dates and provides registered participants with basic information on the District's overall mission and historical contracted requirements. Participants will take away information on how to best do business with the District as either a prime contractor or a subcontractor, as well as recommendations and tools for growing their Federal Government business with the Corps of Engineers, and specifically the Rock Island District.
Registration: E-mail CEMVR-SB-WEB@usace.army.mil for webinar login information.

For information on past webinar topics or to request specific content, contact the Small Business Programs Office at CEMVR-SB-WEB@usace.army.mil.

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
cemvr-sb-web@usace.army.mil