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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.


FY18 Small Business Program Achievements
Small Business Entity Goal Achievement
 Small Business 46% 55.12%
 Small Disadvantaged Business 14% 27.32%
 Woman Owned Small Business 6.27% 8.32%
 HUBZone Small Business 9% 11.93%
 Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business 6% 4.71%

Doing Business With Us

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

"How To" - Procurements Under $25,000 - Oct. 2018

"How To" - Setting up Automatic Searches - Oct. 2018

FY19-20 Procurement Forecast - Jan. 2019

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

Current IDIQ List - Oct. 2018

Contracts with Small Business Contracting Plans - Oct. 2018

Available Partners/Subcontractors - The following list of potential partners/subcontractors is being provided as a courtesy by the Rock Island District which is updated monthly. These companies have done business with the District and/or have actively marketed the District, however the District does not endorse any contractors on the list. These companies can be used to help fulfill subcontracting plan requirements, provide a comprehensive proposal on an agency's procurements or to build your network for Rock Island District or other agency projects. The contractor information is not a complete list of the companies' capabilities. Please contact each company directly for full details. If you would like to be included on the list, and would like to discuss your capabilities, please contact the Deputy, Small Business Programs at

Small Business Items of Interest

IMPORTANT!  New requirements for System for Award Management (SAM) new registrants and updates/renewals as of 29 June 2018. Ensure you are in compliance:

Defense Cybersecurity Requirements - What Small Businesses Need to Know

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Understanding the Rock Island Corps of Engineers - Projects, Procurements and Processes

Offered: Jan. 15, Mar. 21, May 14,  and Jul 16

Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Event Information: This webinar will be 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: To register and for log-in information email and reference "Webinar RSVP" in the subject line.

Webinar: Understanding the Rock Island Corps of Engineers - Projects, Procurements and Processes


January 24, 2019 - Northwest Michigan PTAC: Growing Northwest Michigan's Share of Defense Contracts (USACE Rock Island participating virtually as panelist)

Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Event Information:


January 29, 2019 - Federal Business Review

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Time: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Event Information: This session will provide attendees general knowledge on all major topical areas of Federal Government contracting including registrations, small business programs, locating and understanding opportunities, subcontracting and more. In addition to general information for your business to grow in this market, the US Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District will be discussing how all of these areas specifically relate to doing business with their agency and potential upcoming flood risk management projects in Cedar Rapids. There are also opportunities for pre-scheduled one on one meetings with the Deputy for Small Business Programs for the Corps the afternoon prior to the event and the afternoon of January 29.



February 28, 2019 - USACE Rock Island District Industry Day hosted by SAME Rock Island Post

Location: Modern Woodman Park; 209 S. Gaines St., Davenport, IA

Time: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Event Information: Join us "on the river" for the first US Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District Industry Day, hosted by SAME Rock Island Post and featuring the upper Mississippi Valley districts of the Corps (St Louis and St Paul). The event will provide industry a platform for direct engagement with the Corps as well as educational opportunities to position your company to be successful in Government contracting.

What to expect:
• Interactive panels representing Government and Industry
• Basic and Advanced Educational Tracks focused on all aspects of Government contracting
• Networking with business for subcontracting/partnering opportunities
• Roundtable discussion opportunities with technical experts from the Rock Island district
• Roundtable discussion opportunities with other Corps of Engineer districts

This event will be valuable to the following industries: A/E, construction (civil and vertical), recreation, environmental, and suppliers that would assist with operations in any of these industries.



April 16-17, 2019 - SAME/SMPS Industry Day St. Louis (USACE Rock Island participating as presenter and hosting networking table)

Location: St. Louis, MO

Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Event Information: Information upcoming.



May 22-23, 2019 - Midwest Government Contracting Symposium (USACE Rock Island leadership presentations and networking opportunities with all major commands located on the Rock Island Arsenal)

Location: Taxslayer Center; 1201 River Dr. Moline, IL 61265

Event Information:


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