Small Business Office


The Small Business Office is managed by the Deputy for Small Business. The Deputy 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 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, Women Owned, 8(a), Historically Underutilized Business Zone Empowerment (HubZone), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Historical Black Colleges and Universities, and Minority Institutions.

District Overview

Contracting Opportunities

Doing Business With Us

Louisville District 

Louisville District Forecast (FY22)

Prime Construction Contractor Listing (Revised November 2021)

Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contractor Listing (Revised November 2021)

Regional IDIQ Forecast for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Open House Presentations (January 2022)




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

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996- If your small business has a regulatory compliance or enforcement issue, explore your rights at,

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."

Events to Attend

All project specific Industry Day notices are posted to  Please review SAM frequently for these events.

The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Learn more here:

The Louisville District Open House will be held  on Thursday, January  27, 2022. More information will be forthcoming and will be posted on 

Deputy for Small Business

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

Telephone: (502) 315-6111