2021 SAME Awards

USACE New Orleans
Published Jan. 21, 2022

New Orleans District continues to excel in providing opportunities for small businesses

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District’s Office of Small Business Programs continues to be one of the best in the nation as evidenced by its performance during the 2021 Corps Small Business Awards Program.

“Working with the small business in our community is one of the keys to successfully completing our missions across the district,” Said David Willis, deputy, Office of Small Business Programs. “Last year was a busy year but it looks like this year is going to be busier. My office will continue to work with small businesses and hopefully we will exceed last year’s numbers.”

During FY 21, the district awarded $118 million, or about 25 percent, of the $467 million in contracts awarded to small businesses to hub zone small businesses, which earned the district second place in that category.

The district won third place in the FY 21 District or Center Overall Highest Contract Awards to Small Businesses as the district awarded $467 million in contracts to small businesses during FY 21.

 The district also was recognized for awarding more than 50 percent of its contract awards to small businesses as 70 percent of the contracts awarded by the district in FY 21 went to small businesses.

With more than $400 million in contracts awarded to small businesses, the district was also recognized for exceeding the $300-million threshold in contracts awarded to small businesses.

Each fiscal year, the Department of Defense sets its goals for the percentage of contracts awarded to small businesses, which is then broken down all the way to the District level as each District sets its own goals based on market research and past performance in awarding contracts to small businesses.

For more information on upcoming contracts or projects with the Corps please visit the New Orleans District’s Small Business page at https://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Small-Business/.



Charles H. Melton