US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District

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 - May 2019

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

Current IDIQ List - May 2019

Contracts with Small Business Contracting Plans - May 2019

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

***The Rock Island District Industry Day on February 28 was a success with over 200 attendees, valuable interactions between the Government and industry partners and many takeaways for the District. We listened to your feedback and ask that you stay posted here and at small business event listing for other targeted industry events and networking opportunities in the coming months.

The District is also planning other virtual learning tools for industry and would like your feedback. Please send any ideas for training topics to

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

Offered: July 16, October 8 and December 10

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.


July 19, 2019 - Webinar: Illinois Waterway (ILWW) 2020 Consolidated Closures - Contract and Project Information for Industry

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Event Information: This webinar will provide information to industry on upcoming construction projects supporting the Illinois Waterway 2020 consolidated closures. The program manager will be discussing specific technical information and project requirements, and the contracting and small business program office will be discussing current and/or upcoming solicitations and small business requirements of note to industry and potential bidders.
- Specific contracts planned for solicitation in FY19 for discussion: Starved Rock/Marseilles Lock and Dam Miter Gate Installation
- Potential Projects planned for solicitation in FY19/20 for possible discussion: Dresden Island L/D Upper Guidewall Repairs, Culvert Valve Repairs and Upper Bulkhead Recesses
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