Small Business Office

Small businesses are vital to our economy and an integral part of the Department of Defense procurement process. The district’s Deputy for Small Business serves as an advocate for the Small and Disadvantaged Business Program by ensuring that small businesses receive the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in and receive their fair share of the contract dollars awarded by the Louisville District. The Small Business Program is promoted by actively seeking opportunities to reserve requirements under federal guidelines for small business, Woman Owned, 8(a), Historically Underutilized Business Zone Empowerment (HubZone), and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned businesses.

Doing Business With Us

Louisville District 

Louisville District Forecast (Revised May 2023)

Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Forecast

Prime Construction Contractor Listing (Revised November 2021)

Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contractor Listing (Revised July 2022)

Open House Presentations (January 2023)




System for Award Management (SAM)
All vendors wishing to do business with the Louisville District, Corps of Engineers, must be registered with System for Award Management (SAM). Procedures for registering may be found on the SAM home page at Registering in SAM is free of charge.  PLEASE BE AWARE OF COMPANIES CHARGING FOR SAM REGISTRATION.
All projects exceeding $25,000 are posted to the website at Use keyword "W912QR" to search for Louisville District projects.

Public SAM Tips USACE

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
The Defense Logistics Agency, on behalf of the Secretary of Defense, administers the DoD Procurement Technical Assistance Program. PTA Centers are local resources available at no or nominal cost that can provide assistance to business firms in marketing products and services to the federal, state and local governments. For a current listing of assistance centers, visit

USACE Small Business Mission Statement- "To sustain the Corps of Engineers as a premier organization in developing small businesses and maximizing their opportunities to participate in our procurements, thereby ensuring a broad base of capable suppliers to support the Corps of Engineers mission and strengthen our Nations’ economic development."

Outreach Events

The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Industry Day was held Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at The Marriott RiverCenter, Covington, Kentucky. For more information, visit 2022 Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Industry Day (

The Louisville District Open House is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Learn more here.

Deputy for Small Business

P.O. Box 59 (CELRL-DB)
Louisville, KY 40201-0059

Telephone: (502) 315-6111

Regulatory Enforcement Fairness

USACE Step-by-Step Resolution Process for Unfair Regulatory Enforcement

Pursuant to the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA), HQ USACE Office of Small Business Programs is committed to successfully mitigating concerns between USACE and small business contractors. Inquiries may include excessive enforcement actions such as repetitive audits and investigations, and unreasonable fines, penalties, threats, retaliation, or other unfair actions. USACE offers the following chronological, streamlined process to expedite a mutually beneficial resolution for small businesses.

Step 1:  Contractors should first contact the local district Small Business Professional (SBP) at Louisville:

Step 2:  If the contractor inquiry is not addressed within 30 days in Step 1, the contractor should elevate their concern to the Division Assistant Director of Small Business (AD) at:

Step 3:  If the contractor inquiry is not addressed within 30 days in Step 2, the contractor should contact, HQ USACE Office of Small Business Programs, at with the following information:

  • Include “SBREFA Inquiry” in the subject heading
  • Contractor name and contact information
  • USACE contract or solicitation number
  • USACE District/Center location
  • Names of USACE employees the contractor previously contacted
  • Brief description and current status of the issue

Contractor inquiries not resolved through the above USACE resolution process may be submitted to the Office of the National Ombudsman (ONO), U.S. Small Business Administration. Submit an online request for assistance at or download a printable Federal Agency Comment Form (SBA Form 1993) and submit documentation via email (preferred), mail, or fax.


Fax: (202) 481-5719

Mail: Office of the National Ombudsman, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, S.W., Mail Code 2120, Washington, D.C., 20416