US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

Office of Small Business Programs

MISSION STATEMENT

To sustain the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a premier organization in developing small businesses and maximizing their opportunities to participate in our procurements, thereby ensuring a broad base of capable suppliers to support the Corps of Engineers mission and strengthen our nation’s economic development.


Demetric T. Erwin, Chief
601-631-5951 - Email



 The Vicksburg District fully supports the Government’s policy to provide maximum practicable opportunities in its acquisitions to:

  • Small Businesses
  • Small Disadvantaged Businesses
  • Women-Owned Small Businesses
  • HUBZone Small Businesses
  • Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE VICKSBURG DISTRICT


 

The Vicksburg District Small Business Office (SBO) continually strives to establish the SBO as the premier organization in assisting small businesses in “Doing Business with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.” The SBO seeks to understand our customer’s concerns and ensure that their expectations are met with uncompromising integrity. We seek to foster and develop working relationships with businesses and management to find win-win situations whereby the overall mission of the Corps is accomplished. To this end we offer the following tip.
 Familiarize yourself with:

  • our district
  • federal acquisition opportunities
  • various acquisition publications
  • organization contacts and recommended websites
Call, write, e-mail, or visit the Deputy for Small Business to discuss your capabilities, interests and capacities to perform
 

SUBCONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES

Large Business concerns receiving contract awards from the Corps of Engineers valued in excess of $1.5M for construction, and $700,000 for other than construction, are required to submit subcontracting plans.

The plans include goals for awarding subcontracts to businesses that are small, small disadvantaged, women-owned, veteran owned, service-disabled veteran-owned and HUBZone small businesses.