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1 US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG ® How To Do Business with the Nashville District Nashville District Small Business Office Roy Rossignol- Chief, Small Business

2 BUILDING STRONG ® 2 Roy Rossignol Deputy for Small Business P. O. Box 1070 (CELRN-EXEC-SB Nashville, TN Telephone: (615) Facsimile: (615) LTC James A. DeLapp Commander and District Engineer Major Patrick Dagon Deputy Commander

3 BUILDING STRONG ® Nashville District Corps of Engineers Main Missions  Navigation  Flood Control  Environmental Protection  Emergency Response 3

4 BUILDING STRONG ®  Navigation  Hydropower  Flood Damage Reduction  Water Supply  Water Quality  Regulatory  Recreation Civil Works Program 4

5 BUILDING STRONG ® Environmental Program  The nation’s environmental engineer ► Restore degraded ecosystems ► Construct sustainable facilities ► Regulate waterways ► Manage natural resources ► Clean up contaminated sites from past military activities FUDS Site in Hawaii 5

6 BUILDING STRONG ® What Do We Buy?  Construction  Variety of Supplies & Services 6

7 BUILDING STRONG ® FY13 Small Business Targets  Small Business: 8%  Small Disadvantaged Business: 4%  Women-Owned Small Business: 2%  Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business: 3%  HubZone Business: 3% 7

8 BUILDING STRONG ® FY13 Contracting Opportunities We anticipate executing approximately $13.5 Million in new contracts in FY13 through small businesses. 8

9 BUILDING STRONG ® Set-Aside Acquisitions  Actions <150K (Simplified Acquisition Threshold) - Reserved for small business concerns  Types of set-aside programs for small business concerns: ► SBA HUBZone ► Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) ► SBA Section 8(a) ► Women-Owned Small Business ► Small Business 9

10 BUILDING STRONG ® Unrestricted (Full & Open) Acquisitions  Only after it is determined that small business concerns do not possess the capabilities to perform the work at a fair market price  All firms, regardless of size, may compete for unrestricted acquisitions 10

11 BUILDING STRONG ® Identifying Prime Contracting Opportunities  $3,000 and less – Bankcard Purchases ► Not advertised in FedBizOpps (FBO)  $3,000 - $25,000 – Requests for Quotation ► Not advertised in FedBizOpps (FBO) ► Similar awards researched ► Sources recommended by Customer/Technical Representative ► Searches conducted in SAM 11

12 BUILDING STRONG ® Identifying Prime Contracting Opportunities  Over $25,000 – Advertise ► ► Must register at website (FBO) to receive a copy of a solicitation ► Best Practices indicate you should review FBO frequently. 12  Nashville District Homepage   Nashville District Small Business Homepage  usiness.aspx

13 BUILDING STRONG ® Opportunities  Actively Respond to Sources Sought Notices (Market Surveys) posted in FBO  Actively Respond to Competitive Requirements posted in FBO (Limited number of sole source opportunities.)  Seek opportunities to team, joint venture or subcontract as permitted in the solicitation 13

14 BUILDING STRONG ® Subcontracting  Subcontracting Plans ► $1.5 Million for Construction Contracts ► $650K for all other Contracts  Large Business Primes must submit a subcontracting plan for approval 14

15 BUILDING STRONG ® System for Award Management (SAM)  Mandatory registration by DoD prior to contract award  Combines 8 Federal Procurement Systems into 1  1 Login/1 Password  Online registration: 15

16 BUILDING STRONG ® Common Mistakes in Bidding/Proposing  Not Reading the Entire Solicitation, including Amendments and Clauses Incorporated by Reference. Read the entire solicitation and all amendments. If you have questions/concerns, print out and read the clauses that are incorporated by reference.  Not Asking a Question about an Ambiguity in the Solicitation. If you have a question, please ask, contact the Contract Specialist listed in the solicitation.  Not Submitting your Bid or Proposal on Time. Send your bid or proposal in early if possible. Confirm receipt of your bid or proposal before the due date. 16

17 BUILDING STRONG ® Common Mistakes in Bidding/Proposing Cont’d  For Negotiated Procurements, Not Considering that the Contract may be Awarded without Discussions. Submit your best technical and price proposal during your initial submission. Don’t assume that you will be given an opportunity to submit a revised proposal.  Not Following the Instructions in the Solicitation. Make sure your proposal/offer follows all of the proposal preparation instructions. If not, your offer may be downgraded or rejected. 17

18 BUILDING STRONG ® Know Your Product / Services  Focus on products or services  Web Site  Literature  Register in SAM (System for Award Management) formerly the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Database  General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule Contracts 18

19 BUILDING STRONG ® Obtain Information  Attend Pre-Proposal Conferences & Industry Forums  Obtain copies of Attendee Listings  Attend Workshops, Conferences, Trade Fairs  Review Agency Forecasts (available by requesting them via ) 19

20 BUILDING STRONG ® LRN Events SAME Nashville and Fort Campbell Post /AGC- TSBDC Small Business Training Forum March 13,

21 BUILDING STRONG ® Project Description Advertisement Date Estimated Award Amount Anticipated Contracting Method Barkley-Depot Road Left Bank Tailwater 2 nd QtrBetween $1M - $5M8(a) MATOC Cheatham Dam Raw Water Piping (Equipment wash down) 2 nd Qtr Between $100K - $500KSB Set-Aside Cheatham Dam, Grounding Mat 2 nd Qtr Between $100K - $500KSB Set-Aside Barkley – Replace Signs Lost or Damaged in Flood 2 nd QtrBetween $100K - $500KIFB, SB Set-Aside Nashville FY13 Forecast W912P5 21

22 BUILDING STRONG ® Project Description Advertisement Date Estimated Award Amount Anticipated Contracting Method District Wide Geotechnical Subsurface Investigations 2 nd QtrBetween $1M - $5MIFB, SB Set-Aside Beaver Creek, Bristol, TN – Dam Modifications 3 rd QtrBetween $500K - $1MIFB, SB Set-Aside Beaver Creek, Bristol, TN – 8th Street Bridge 4 th QtrBetween $500K - $1MIFB, SB Set-Aside Nashville FY13 Forecast W912P5 22

23 BUILDING STRONG ® Questions/Discussion Serving our Military and the Nation


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