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Small Business Office

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District (SWT), develops small businesses and maximizes their opportunities for our procurements within SWT footprint on a continual basis, thereby ensuring a broad base of capable small business firms to support our mission and strengthen our Nation's economic development.

What Does SWT Buy?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers buys a variety of supplies, construction and engineering and other services.  

Examples of these acquisitions:

  • Construction -- Barracks, dining facilities, maintenance shops, hangers, hospitals, airfields, roads, levees, dams, dredging, and navigation.
  • Engineering Services -- Concept studies, master planning, engineering studies, all types of surveying and mapping, engineering design and construction and inspection services.
  • Other Services -- Refuse collection, grounds maintenance, janitorial, oversee and maintain recreational parks
  • Supplies and Equipment -- Generators, turbines, HVAC equipment, electronic gear, repair parts, lumber, riprap, stone cement, and pre-fab buildings.
  • Through Regional Planning and Environmental Center (RPEC) Environmental Services -- Consulting Services, Remediation, FUDS, Studies, and Investigation

What about IT related contracts?

On Aug. 15, 2014, USACE officially announced the award of its $517 million Army Corps of Engineers Information Technology (ACE-IT) Information Management and Information Technology Services (AIES) contract to Vectrus Systems Corporation. AIES is USACE’s next-generation contract vehicle for acquiring information management and information technology support services. The contract is for one year, with four one-year options that, if used, will extend the contract through 2019. AIES is a services contract.  For equipment and software purchases, we are required to use *CHESS.  Therefore, there are very limited opportunities outside of AIES and CHESS to buy IT supplies or services.

If you are primarily a vendor of equipment or software, there are three options for access to CHESS contracts: 1) watch www.fbo.gov for periodic solicitations for upcoming work, 2) go to https://chess.army.mil/ to see current hardware and software contract holds to team with, 3) contact the project director with your capability statements at thomas.w.neff2.civ@mail.mil.  If you are  primarily a vendor of services, you should register with VECTRUS through the mailbox they set up at ACEIT_Procurement@vectrus.com.  You may also contact Don Lippiatte, Vectrus' contract manager, at Donald.Lippiatte@vectrus.com.

Point of Contact

Gene Snyman

Deputy, Small Business Program


Office: 918-669-7010

Cell: 918-398-3712


Current Forecast as of 8APR2016
(Note 2 Sheets on Forecast Spreadsheet (Construction and Services)
Changes from previous marked in RED
Current District IDIQs (11APR2016)
Tulsa District Events
Tulsa District Meet-the-Corps Day
10 FEB 2016, 10-4pm
Tulsa Technology Center
10800 N 140th E Ave
Owasso, OK 74055
Registration to Open in January 2015
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Open to Large and Small businesses. The event will include briefings from Tulsa District staff and opportunities to meet with Government representatives and other businesses.
Attendee List as of 9FEB2016
MTC 2016 Slides
Break-out Slides Top 5
Break-out Slides Subcontracting



Meet-the-Corps Day 2015

Meet the Corps Day 2016 Presentation (TBP)

Meet the Corps Day Breakout Sessions Presentation (TBP)