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. 

FY23 Engagement Opportunities

 Engagement Date Location Details
SAME NOVA post update Oct. 6, 2022 Fort Belvoir, Va. Presentations
2022 Mega Maryland Oct. 10 - 13, 2022 Baltimore, Md. Mega Maryland 
2022 Mid-Atlantic Utility Conference Oct. 25, 2022 Hanover, Md. Chesapeake American Water Works Associations
SAME 2022 Federal Small Business Conference Nov. 2 - 4, 2022 Nashville, Tenn. SAME SBC
SAME Baltimore Post FY23 Federal Briefing Dec. 14, 2022 Baltimore, Md. SAME Baltimore
2023 SAME Small Business Outreach and Industry Day 28 February – 1 March 2023 Virginia Beach, VA  
Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) Roundtable Luncheon (Hybrid Event) 12 March 2023 McLean, VA  
Federal Government Luncheon (Hybrid Event) 16 March 2023 McLean, VA  
SAME DC & NOVA Posts 15th Annual Small Business Conference 19 April 2023 Washington, DC  
19th Annual SMART PROC GovCon 23 February 2023 Frederick, MD  

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.