As you may know, small businesses are a critical component of our national, regional and local economy. They not only stimulate job creation, spur innovative prowess and growth, but assist the US Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District acquire the necessary equipment, supplies and services needed to execute our mission--to provide vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen our nation's security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters. The Detroit District (LRE) is one of seven districts that comprise the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (LRD). The other districts include: Buffalo, NY (LRB), Chicago, IL (LRC), Huntington, WV (LRH), Louisville, KY (LRL), Nashville, TN (LRN) and Pittsburg, PA (LRP).
As a civil works district working in concert with both large and small firms to execute projects in several mission areas, the Detroit District is successful in facilitating flood risk management, environmental restoration, shoreline protection, navigation, emergency management, overseas contingency operations, regulatory support, hydropower and recreation. Additionally, the Detroit District helps foster maximum practicable opportunity for Women-Owned Small Business, Historically Underutilized Business Zones, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, and Small Business concerns to participate in, and receive an equitable portion of contracts awarded, and ensure subcontractor opportunities are afforded.
The Detroit District actively pursues value-add partnerships with federal and state agencies such as the Small Business Administration, General Service Administration, Department of Veteran Affairs, Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, in addition to associations and organizations like the Society of American Military Engineers for best practices, and technical assistance programs.
The Detroit District is committed to conducting business with qualified firms, and welcomes you to ask questions, or schedule a Capabilities Briefing with the Deputy for Small Business by email or phone at 312-846-5565.