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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.


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

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

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

Basic Tips for - December 2019

FY20 Procurement Forecast - January 2020

Current IDIQ List - October 2019

Contracts with Small Business Contracting Plans - October 2019

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

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

News for Industry:

- is being transitioned to in the first quarter of FY20!  Please take some time to review the following and take any necessary actions to make sure your company is ready for the transition: FBO Transitioning Fact Sheet


- 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


December 12, 2019 - Webinar - Marketing to the US Army Corps of Engineers 101: The “real deal” for contractors
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Event Information: This webinar, hosted by the Deputy, Small Business Programs for the USACE Rock Island District, will provide attendees with the "need to know" information to effectively market the District. The webinar will provide companies with tips to best maximize their marketing time with the District, and position themselves as a known contractor for the District's market research, planning and sourcing objectives.

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

Offered: January 9, 2020 and April 9, 2020

Time: 8:30 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 receive log-in information please send an e-mail request to the Small Business Programs Office at Please reference "Webinar RSVP" in the subject line.


February 18, 2020 - USACE Rock Island Business Opportunities Open House
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center (2021 State St., Bettendorf, Iowa 52722)
Event Information: The Rock Island District will be hosting a Business Opportunities Open House to give contractors (large and small) the opportunity to engage in an open house/reverse trade show setting with main program areas supporting the District mission, contracting, small business office and key leadership. You will also have the opportunity to network with some of the District's large business contractors and others in attendance for potential partnership opportunities. Additionally, there will be informal discussion groups on a variety of topics led by USACE personnel and resource partners throughout the event.
Event Link: USACE Rock Island Business Opportunities Open House

March 12, 2020 - Webinar - Participation and Small Business Subcontracting Plans: What’s the Difference?

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Event Information: The goal of this webinar is to promote a better understanding of the differences between small business participation proposals and small business subcontracting plans. The session will focus on the distinction between the two, when they are required and what contractors need to know for proposals. This session will also briefly touch on the subcontracting requirements that small businesses are subject to.


June 11, 2020 - Webinar - USACE Rock Island Proposal Tips/Best Practices from Contracting

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.