Small Business Mission

Educate and develop small businesses and ensure processes are in place to maximize small business opportunities to participate in our procurements. This will ensure a broad base of capable vendors to support the mission and strengthen our nation’s economic development.


Visit the USACE Small Business Website

Find these kinds of tools and resources at the website: 

  • Tools laid out in a roadmap to success – steps for small businesses to follow
  • Upcoming Contract Opportunities forecasted across the USACE enterprise
  • USACE’s use of the Army’s CHESS program to procure Information Technology items
  • Guide for finding and understanding subcontracting opportunities
  • Outreach events and training, across the USACE enterprise
  • Small Business basics and the “Doing Business with USACE Brochure”
  • Registration for the USACE Contractor database (does not replace SBA Dynamic SB Search database)
  • Marketing tips and resources

And coming soon for Vendors:

  • Resource Library
  • Small Business Hot Topics and News
  • Ask the Small Business Professional

Contact Us

District Small Business Contacts:

Alaska District Small Business Deputy ph. (907) 753-5557 

Alaska SB Program email address:

Honolulu District Small Business Deputy ph. (808) 853-4020

Honolulu SB Program email address:

Pacific Ocean Division Assistant Director of Small Business Programs ph. (808) 835-4761

What do POD Districts Procure?

The Pacific Ocean Division, through their four Districts, buys a variety of construction, engineering, environmental and facility support services, as well as equipment and supplies for themselves.  Examples of these acquisitions:

Construction – Barracks, dining facilities, maintenance shops, hangars, airfields, roads, child care centers, electrical substations

Engineering Services – Concept studies, master planning, engineering studies, surveying and mapping, engineering design and construction and inspection services

Civil Works – Shore protection, flood damage reduction, dredging, dams, navigation

Environmental Services – Consulting services, remediation, FUDS studies, and investigations

Pacific Ocean Division NAICS Code and Description

       (listed in order, by magnitude of typical annual obligations)




Commercial and Institutional Building Construction


Water, Sewer, and Related Construction


Highway, Street Bridge Construction


Dredging and clean up


Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction


Architectural Services


Engineering Services


Support Professional


Environmental Protection-Environmental Remediation

Is there work for US firms in Japan and Korea?

Due to the Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs) in those countries, construction requirements are limited to being awarded to “Local Sources” only, for construction of MILCON and SRM (Sustainment, Restoration Modernization) workload, with the exception of Secured Confined Industrial Facility (SCIF) requirements.  “Local Sources” are those sources physically located and licensed to conduct business,   and paying taxes in those countries.

The SOFAs allow, in some cases, services such as Architectural and Engineering services, to be performed by U.S. firms.

Forecasted procurements are found under FORECAST at these links:

Forecasted procurements for Alaska and Honolulu District are here:


Also at the District Small Business websites, find information such as upcoming industry days, lists of active Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contracts, and how to request a capability briefing.

Alaska District          Honolulu District  

Recurring Outreach Events where USACE Alaska District participates:

Associated General Contractors of Alaska Annual Conference

Alaska PTAC Government Contracting Conference 

DoD Pacific Northwest Council & Alliance Conference

National 8(a) Association Conference, Anchorage

Society of American Military Engineers Conference 

For additional events and announcements, visit the Alaska District Small Business website.

Recurring Outreach Events where USACE Honolulu District participates:

Native Hawaiian Organization Association Business Summit

Honolulu PTAC Government Contracting Conference

Minority Business Development Agency Workshops

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Pacific Industry Forum  and

For additional events and announcements, visit the Honolulu District Small Business website.