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Industry Engagement Events

March 12 | ACEC Metropolitan Washington Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) Roundtable Luncheon (Hybrid Event) | In-Person Industry Day

March 16 | ACEC Metropolitan Washington Federal Government Luncheon (Hybrid Event) | In-Person Industry Day

April 19 | SAME DC & NOVA Posts 15th Annual Small Business Conference | In-Person Industry Day

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Small Business Information

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division (USACE NAD) develops small businesses and maximizes their opportunities for our procurements within NAD’s footprint on a continual basis, thereby ensuring a broad base of capable small business firms to support our mission and strengthen our Nation’s economic development.

The NAD, through its districts, buys a variety of construction, engineering, environmental, and facility support services, as well as equipment/supplies. Examples of these acquisitions:
•Construction -- Barracks, dining facilities, maintenance shops, hangers, hospitals, airfields, roads, levees, dams, dredging, and navigation.
•Engineering Services -- Concept studies, master planning, engineering studies, all types of surveying and mapping, engineering design and construction and inspection services.
•Environmental Services -- Consulting Services, Remediation, FUDS, Studies, and Investigations Other Services -- Refuse collection, grounds maintenance, janitorial, oversee and maintain recreational parks, real estate appraisal and title searches.
•Other Services -- Refuse collection, grounds maintenance, janitorial, oversee and maintain recreational parks, real estate appraisal and title searches.
•Supplies and Equipment -- Generators, turbines, HVAC equipment, electronic gear, repair parts, lumber, rip/rap, stone, cement, and pre-fab modular buildings.


USACE Small Business

Fiscal Year 2022 Small Business Goal Achievements


FY22 Small Business Goals

FY22 Achievements

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Woman Owned Small Business



Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business



HUBZone Small Business



The North Atlantic Division worked with 317 unique (never worked with NAD) vendors in FY 22!
42% of all of NAD’s full and open competition actions were awarded to Small Businesses!

Regulatory Enforcement Fairness

USACE Step-by-Step Resolution Process for Unfair Regulatory Enforcement

Pursuant to the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA), HQ USACE Office of Small Business Programs is committed to successfully mitigating concerns between USACE and small business contractors. Inquiries may include excessive enforcement actions such as repetitive audits and investigations, and unreasonable fines, penalties, threats, retaliation, or other unfair actions. USACE offers the following chronological, streamlined process to expedite a mutually beneficial resolution for small businesses.

Step 1:  Contractors should first contact the local USACE Small Business Professional (SBP) at the appropriate geographic location. A listing of current local SBPs can be found here.

Step 2:  If the contractor inquiry is not addressed within 30 days in Step 1, the contractor should elevate their concern to the respective Division or Center Assistant Director of Small Business (AD). A listing of current ADs can be found here.

Step 3:  If the contractor inquiry is not addressed within 30 days in Step 2, the contractor should contact, HQ USACE Office of Small Business Programs, at with the following information:

  • Include “SBREFA Inquiry” in the subject heading
  • Contractor name and contact information
  • USACE contract or solicitation number
  • USACE District/Center location
  • Names of USACE employees the contractor previously contacted
  • Brief description and current status of the issue

Contractor inquiries not resolved through the above USACE resolution process may be submitted to the Office of the National Ombudsman (ONO), U.S. Small Business Administration. Submit an online request for assistance at or download a printable Federal Agency Comment Form (SBA Form 1993) and submit documentation via email (preferred), mail, or fax.


Fax: (202) 481-5719

Mail: Office of the National Ombudsman, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, S.W., Mail Code 2120, Washington, D.C., 20416

Doing Business with Us Brochure

Brochure cover featuring three men and a construction site setting. Text reads: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Office of Small Business Programs. The USACE logo and Army logo also appear in the lower corners


Give Us A Call

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North Atlantic Division (347) 370-4588

Baltimore District (410) 962-2587

New England District (978) 318-8427

New York District (917) 790-8004

Norfolk District (757) 201-7077

Philadelphia District (215) 656-6867