The Portland District's Contracting Mission: Provide the highest quality acquisition services to our customers on a timely and cost effective basis, while maintaining the public trust and fulfilling public policy objectives. As an integral member of project delivery teams, we serve as the catalyst in advancing effective acquisition planning, strategies, and innovative practices. We strive to continuously improve by using technology effectively and partnering with our customers. Customers’ needs, best value, maximum competition, compliance with applicable regulations and laws, and support of small business/socioeconomic programs are key in our endeavors to support the Portland District’s regional mission and interests.

Portland District supports civil works missions only.
Companies should visit Seattle District for military-specific opportunities in the northwest region.

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Small Business Office

Portland District's Small Business Office Mission: To sustain the U.S. Army 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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ mission and to strengthen our Nation’s economic development.

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Section 408 - Altering Corps Property

Section 408 is the process that allows alteration to a federally authorized project. The proposed project cannot pose a risk to the public interest and will not impair the usefulness of the federally authorized project. Examples of federally authorized projects include, but are not limited to levees, dams and the federal navigation channel.

This requirement was established in Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, codified at 33 United States Code (USC) 408 (Section 408).

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