Small Business Overview

Small businesses are the engine of our economy and a vital part of the Department of Defense procurement process.  With our ever-changing needs, all small business socioeconomic categories face new and different challenges. It is the Baltimore District's constant goal to maximize the use of small, small disadvantaged, 8(a), HUBZone, women-owned, veteran-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses to maintain a high degree of readiness, provide economic security and advance the technology of the United States.

 

Mission Statement:  The Baltimore District will strive to be stewards of the taxpayer's dollars by balancing mission accomplishment and the Government's responsibility of socioeconomic development by maximizing opportunities for small businesses. 

Our Commitment: The Baltimore District fully supports the national policy of providing small, small disadvantaged businesses, 8(a), HUBZone small businesses, women-owned small businesses, veteran-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses the opportunity to provide supplies and services which are within their capability. We are committed to the worthwhile and varied socioeconomic programs and through teamwork, we will continue to help support this great nation into the next millennium. 

FY20/21 Engagement Opportunities

 Engagement Date Location Details
NoVA B2B Event 7 October 2021 Fort Belvoir, VA Website

Mega Maryland

13 October 2021

Baltimore, MD Website

Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environmental Summit

27 and 28 October 2021

Virtual Website

SAME 2021- Society of American Military Engineers Small Business Conference

15 – 19 November 2021

Atlanta, GA

Website

FY22 Federal Program Briefings By Society of American Military Engineers Baltimore Post

15 December 2021 Baltimore, MD Website

Office of Small Business Programs

NOTE:  ALL OFFERORS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE AN ACTIVE SAM.GOV ACCOUNT AT THE TIME OF BID/QUOTE/PROPOSAL SUBMISSION.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A CHANGE TO THE FEDERAL ACQUISTION REGULATION (FAR) THAT PREVIOUSLY ONLY REQUIRED SAM REGISTRATION AT TIME OF AWARD.

The Army Corps of Engineers fully supports the government policy of placing a fair proportion of the Corps contracts for supplies, design engineering, construction and support services with qualified Small, Small Disadvantaged, Women-Owned, HUBZone, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned business. In addition, such concerns are to be afforded the maximum practicable opportunity to participate as subcontractors in qualifying contracts awarded to large business.

The involvement of small business in our military and civil works program is vital to our mission. Much of our success is due to the initiative, imagination, and productivity of thousands of small business concerns. Small business utilization is just good business.