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Posted 11/29/2017

Release no. 17-202


Contact
Laurie Driver
501-324-5551

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District is hosting a regional industry days forum from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Dec. 6-7 at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, located at 201 Broadway Street in North Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Companies can register on-line at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwIHAy8HrWCmc58Rhlwq3I8yyatZOIKEEtgVdE5xkiRzPGJQ/viewform?usp=sf_link or at the door on the first day of the forum.

During Industry Days we will meet with potential contractors and introduce them to our contracting process that will allow us to conduct market research.  There will be Corps representative from Little Rock, Memphis, Fort Worth, Vicksburg, Kansas City districts as well as representatives from the Small Business Administration, National Park Service, General Services Administration, U.S. Forest Service, Army Reserve, Arkansas National Guard, Little Rock Air Force Base and Department of Veteran Affairs to give brief overviews of their contracting requirements as well as a panel discussion with leadership and our industry partners.

Attendees will receive information about $1.4 billion in upcoming FY18 projects. In fiscal year 2017, the Little Rock District executed more than 1,100 contracting actions totaling $334.6 million.

The Little Rock District has a vast and diverse mission that encompasses both military and civil projects. Within our geographic boundaries, we are responsible for operating 12 multipurpose lakes, 13 locks and dams, 308 miles of navigation on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, 138 parks and seven hydroelectric plants.

The Corps’ Little Rock District provides support to military facilities within our boundaries including Little Rock Air Force Base and Fort Chaffee as well as to customers in Texas and Oklahoma. Additionally, providing national support to Air Force Medical Services providing construction, architecture and engineering services, and initial outfitting supply contracting to support their mission. As well as the Air Force Medical Services, the district provides worldwide assistance to other Department of Defense agencies for initial outfitting –transition support.

For more information about contracting opportunities with the Little Rock District visit http://www.swl.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Contracting/.