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All potential offerors, plan rooms and printing companies must register at the Central Contractor Registration (www.bpn.gov/ccr) and Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps.gov) to view or download solicitations from FedBizOpps.


Solicitations will be listed at the Army Single Face to Industry and FedBizOpps.gov websites, with links to solicitation documents and related technical data. 


Call, write or visit:

Portland District Deputy for Small Business
333 SW First Ave.

P.O. Box 2946
Portland, OR 97208

CENWP-SB@usace.army.mil
503-808-4602  Fax: 503-808-4605

Be prepared to discuss your capabilities, interest and capacity to perform, and to address:

  • Why should the Portland District contract with my company?
  • How are my products or services well beyond those of my competitors?
  • What are my demonstrated qualifications?
  • Why is my specialized experience and technical competence better than others in my field?
  • Do I have the capacity to do the work in the required time and within the allocated budget?
  • How has my performance been in the past?
  • If I am not located in the general area of the work, how can I ensure competitive pricing?
  • To get automatic notifications of updates to this solicitation, you MUST be logged in and click the "Add to Watchlist" button in the listing for this solicitation on FedBizOpps. 
  • If you want to list your firm so others can see you are an interested vendor, you must click the "Add me to Interested Vendors List" button in the listing for this solicitation on FedBizOpps and fill in your information; you can show Prime/Sub/Supplier in one of the address or POC lines. You can register for as many solicitations as you wish. If you want both notifications and being listed as an interested vendor, you must do both.
  • Create an "Advanced Search" to find the opportunities you want to see frequently, then save the search as a "Search Agent" and schedule it to run automatically. You can have several of these searches run for different job types, locations, etc. See the FBO Vendor User Guide (https://www.fbo.gov/downloads/FBO_Vendor_Guide_v1.7.pdf) for details.

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Currently available solicitations
A listing of Portland District solicitations can be found on the ASFI site under the "USACE District, Portland" Contract Office from this site: https://acquisition.army.mil/asfi/solicitation_search_form.cfm 

Follow the "attachments" link at the bottom of the ASFI solicitation page to find the download information. Solicitiations appear for five days after the closing date or date solicitation was cancelled.

Bid abstracts
Abstracts for IFBs which have closed in the past 90 days

Award notices
FedBizOpps has listings of awards -- see https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=list&tab=list for the latest listings.  You can put "Engineer District, Portland" in the "Keywords/SOL #:" box to get to Portland District listings only, then click on the "Type" header for Awards to show on top.  Notices are shown for 30 days after posting, then archived. There are also search capabilities from the "Advanced Search" link. You can find all award notices by clicking the "both" button for seaching search active/archived/both records.

 

Award Reports
The Federal Procurement Data System at www.fpds.gov provides access to the public for seeing what the government purchased, both contract awards and modifications to those contracts.  Registration is free. Data for DoD agencies, including this office, is not visible for 90 days after the date of the award or contract action. 

 

 

Those interested in doing business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act can find the most up-to-date information at the Recovery.com website at http://www.recovery.gov/. Contractors are encouraged to review the OMB Guidance found at the site http://www.recovery.gov/?q=node/317 for specific reporting requirements associated with receiving funds made available under ARRA.
  1. Is there a Portland District mailing list?
    Portland District no longer maintains a mailing list. All requirements over $25,000 are posted on FedBizOpps (see #2 below). It is the responsibility of the vendor/contractor to monitor it daily. Portland District contracting opportunities are also posted on this web site under Contracting.
  2. How do I find current bid offerings?
    Current bid offerings will be posted at this web site under "Contracting" and in addition, FedBizOpps (www.fedbizopps.gov) is the single point of entry for government-wide procurement opportunities. This site shows all federal agency contracting opportunities (including Portland District).
  3. Does the Portland District provide support for any military installations?
    Unlike many other Corps districts, the Portland District is a Civil Works district only and does not supply any support to the military. Seattle District would offer the only opportunities in the area for military-specific procurements.

We purchase approximately $100 million of supplies and services annually, distributed as follows:

Supply or service $ range order Approximate frequency
Construction $10,000 to $10 million 20 yearly
Dredging $10,000 to $3 million 10 yearly
Architectural or engineering service $1,000 to $750,000 5 yearly
Ship or vessel repair $10,000 to $1 million 10 yearly
Supply contracts $10,000 to $3 million 40 yearly
Miscellaneous services for hydroelectric projects $10,000 to $1 million 5 per year
Miscellaneous services $10,000 to $500,000 25 yearly
Miscellaneous small purchases $2,500 to $10,000 numerous

Contracting

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"Any domestic commercial dive contractor meeting the minimum standards set forth in the most recent edition of the U.S. Army Safety & Health Requirements Manual, EM 385-1-93, and in Portland District's dive safety regulation, NWPR 385-1-93, will be eligible to compete for routine diving work."

District Diving Coordinator 503-492-3570 x237
Deputy District Diving Coordinator 503-492-3570 x238

USACE, Portland District Dive Safety Office
1060 NW Corporate Dr.
Troutdale, OR 97060-9540

The Federal Business Opportunities website is the primary information source for proposed contract actions.

Acquisition Central (IAE) Integrated Acquisition Environment - New web site for the federal acquisition community and the government's business partners. Contains links to CCR, EPLS, FBO, eSRS, FedReg, FPDS-NG, ORCA, WDOL and others.
ASFI - Army Single Face to Industry Acquisition Business Web site.
Bidder Inquiry - The PROJect extraNet (ProjNet) is a web service that allows the secure exchange of design and construction information among authorized business partners in the context of specific business processess. After logging in click on the Bid tab and Bidder Inquiry on the drop-down list.
Business Partner Network (bpn) Business Partner Network is the single source for vendor data for the Federal Government. It is a search mechanism that provides views into several key data bases across Federal Agencies. These include CCR, ORCA, PRIRS, EPLS, and others.
CCR - Central Contractor Registration. Government vendors are required to register in CCR in order to view or download solicitations, or obtain CDs of solicitations, or be awarded contracts. Vendors are required to complete a one-time registration to provide basic information relevant to procurement and financial transactions. Vendors must update or renew their registration annually to maintain an active status.
CPARS - Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System hosts web-enabled applications that are used to collect and manage the library of automated contractor performance evaluations completed in accordance with FAR Parts 36 and 42. In general, contractor performance assessments or evaluations provide a record, both positive and negative, for a given contract during a specified period of time.
DPAP - >Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy. One-stop shop for DoD Acquisition Domain Information.
FedBizOpps (FBO) Federal Business Opportunities is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Through one portal - FedBizOpps (FBO) - commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.
FedBizOpps-Postings by Location
FirstGov
Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP)
GSA - Getting on Schedule
Under the GSA Schedules (also referred to as Multiple Award Schedules and Federal Supply Schedules) Program, GSA establishes long-term governmentwide contracts with commercial firms to provide access to over four million commercial services and products.
GSA Forms Library: Form SF330
General Services Administration Forms Library: SF330 There is a new Architect-Engineer Qualifications Standard Form (SF) 330. It replaces old SF 254 and SF 255 starting June 8th, 2004. Download or print the new SF 330 free of charge here. Federal agencies use this form to obtain information from architect-engineer (A-E) firms about their professional qualifications.
ORCA - Online Representations and Certifications Application. Beginning January 1, 2005, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) will require the use of ORCA in Federal solicitations as a part of the proposal submission process. A web-based system that centralizes and standardizes the collection, storage and viewing of many of the representations and certifications required by the Federal Acquisition Regulations and previously found in solicitations. SF 330 Part II information submitted to ORCA is transmitted to the Architect-Engineer Contract Administration Support System (ACASS) component of the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS). You will need to review and/or update your ORCA record at least annually in order to maintain its active status.
PPIRS - Past Performance Information Retrieval System. PPIRS is a web-enabled, government-wide application that provides timely and pertinent contractor past performance information to the Federal acquisition community for use in making source selection decisions. Contractors my view their own data. Contractor access to PPIRS is gained through the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) process. A contractor must be registered in CCR and must have created a Marketing Partner Identification Number (MPIN) in the CCR profile to access their information.

 

Regional Small Business Advisors

Other agency links

 Small Business Administration
 external linkGovernment Contract Assist.
 Central Contractor Registration
 Federal Acquisition Regulation
 Acquisition Reform Network

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The Portland District fully supports government policy for placing a fair proportion of our contracts with qualified small, small disadvantaged, women-owned, HUBZone, veteran-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned business concerns. Small business is a vital part of the Corps' procurement process.


The role of Portland District's Deputy for Small Business is to "aid, counsel, assist and protect, insofar as is possible, the interests of small business concerns in order to preserve free competitive enterprise, to ensure that a fair proportion of the total purchases and contracts or subcontracts for property and services for the Government be placed with small business enterprises."

Email the Deputy for Small Business at CENWP-SB@usace.army.mil