Prepare for SBC by Learning More About USACE Centers

By Beth White, HQ USACE (Guest Contributor)


You probably are familiar with the U.S. Army Engineering & Support Center, Huntsville and the extensive work it does both CONUS and OCONUS with construction, A-E, facility support services, and other missions.

But did you know Huntsville is only four or four centers within USACE, outside of the agency’s geographic divisions/districts with very distinct missions and business opportunities? As you prepare to attend the 2022 SAME Federal Small Business Conference in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 2-4 (and at any point during the year as you plan your business development outlook), learn more about these other research and support centers and where your organization may be the right fit.

Army Huntsville Center outreach
Working with AGC

The Army Geospatial Center (AGC) collects, analyzes, manages, and delivers geospatial data and products, provides acquisition support, and develops innovative solutions to solve the toughest geospatial challenges. The center leads the development and integration of the Army Geospatial Enterprise and lend Geospatial intelligence expertise to develop and field tools for location gathering and provides geospatial products, data, and training for an array of military operations.

Learn more about AGC and prepare to visit it at Booth #652 at SBC by researching AGC’s Small Business Office.

Working with ERDC

The U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center (ERDC is the research organization of USACE, and conducts research and development in support of the soldier, military installations and civil works projects, as well as for other federal agencies, state, and municipal authorities. ERDC manage an annual research program exceeding $1 billion at seven laboratories in four states and has capabilities in five primary technical areas: warfighter support, installations, environment, water resources, and information technology.

Learn more about ERDC and prepare to visit them at SBC Booth #1454 by researching ERDC’s Small Business Office.

Working with HECSA

Humphrey’s Engineer Center Support Activity (HECSA) is responsible for providing day-to-day installation management and support services to HQ USACE and other Corps activities located in the National Capital Region. HECSA’s main customers are HQ USACE, the Institute for Water Resources, Strategic Environmental Research & Development Program, Environmental Safety Certification Program, 249th Engineer Battalion, Prime Power School, CIO-G6 (enterprise-level IT support), and various tenants located at Humphrey’s Engineer Center.

Due to its diverse customer base, the procurement opportunities for small businesses are also diverse, ranging from software licenses to minor construction. Learn more about HECSA and prepare to visit them at Booth #955 at SBC by researching the HECSA Small Business Office.

Working with HQ USACE

You’ve done your research, you’ve tried to plan, but you are still unsure what other districts/centers you should be working with, or even just curious about all of our missions: So, what do you do? Visit the HQ USACE Office of Small Business at Booth# 336!

For the first time we are hosting our own booth to answer general questions, help direct you to the best divisions/districts/centers for marketing and/or just to meet you and hear what great things you are doing to support the USACE mission! We urge you to check out our newly revamped website at Small Business, Headquarters U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before the conference…look at our enterprise forecast, register in our contractor database, learn about subcontracting opportunities and come armed with knowledge to help your experience at SBC be even more successful.

USACE centers industry outreach

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