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Small Business Chief
Eulanda Scott-Shingleton

Phone: 615-736-7569


USACE Small Business Mission Statement

Binder Graphic"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."


What do we buy?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District buys a variety of supplies, services, construction and engineering services.

Examples of these requirements:  Mainly horizontal construction, Fencing, Lighting, HVAC, Drainage, Roofing, Painting, Water processing System, Paving, Retrofits, Levees, Dams, Interior and Exterior Repair.

Engineering Services: Concept Studies, Master Planning, Engineering Studies/Assessments, Restoration, Data Collection and Analysis, all types of Surveying and Mapping, Engineering Design, Construction and Construction Phases Services.

Other Services: Boring Samples/Testing, Water Quality Sampling, Trash Collection, Grounds Maintenance, Janitorial, Remediation, Environmental Consultation, Oversee and Maintain Recreational Park.

Supplies and Equipment: Riprap, Generators, Turbines, HVAC Equipment, Kitchen Equipment, Electronic Gear, Petroleum Products, Repair Parts, Construction Equipment, Shelters, Herbicide, Lumber, and Cement.

Nashville District Small Business Office

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Small Business Program LogoThe Small Business Office develops small businesses and maximizes their opportunities to participate in Corps procurements, ensuring a broad base of capable suppliers to support the Corps' mission and strengthen the nation's economic development. The Small Business Program seeks Women Owned, 8(a), Historically Underutilized Business Zone Empowerment (HubZone) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned businesses, as well as Historical Black Colleges and Universities, and Minority Institutions that are interested in doing business with the federal government.

Explanation of NAICS Codes & More

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 NAICS Codes, Project Types, Program Amount, Types of Awards



Size Standard


Commercial and Institutional Building Construction

$36.5 Million


Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction

$36.5 Million


Power and communication line and related structures construction


$36.5 Million


Highway, street, and bridge construction


$36.5 Million


Other Heavy, and Civil Engineering Construction

$36.5 Million


Roofing Contractors

$15.0 Million


Electrical Contractors and other wiring Installation Contractors

$15.0 Million


Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning$15.0 Million

$15.0 Million





Site Preparation



$15.0 Million


Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Contractors

$15.0 Million


Fabricated structural metal manufacturing


500 Employees


Power, distribution and Specialty Transformer Manufacturing

750 Employees


Motor and Generator Manufacturing

1250 Employees


Other Fabricated Wire Product Manufacturing

500 Employees


Motor and generator Manufacturing

1,ooo Employees


Switchgear and Switchboard Apparatus


750 Employees


Inland Water Freight Transportation

500 Employees


Truck Transportation (Specialized Freight)

$27.5 Million


Motion Picture and Video Production

$32.5 Million


Other scientific and technical consulting services

$15.0 Million


All Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

$15.0 Million


Facilities Support Services

$38.5 Million


Engineering Services

$15 Million


Environmental Remediation Services

$20.5 Million


Security Systems Services (except Locksmiths)

$20.5 Million


All Other Support Services

$11 Million


Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance


$7.5 Million


Project Type

C = Construction
S = Service/Supply
A/E = Architecture Engineering Services

Program Amount

A = Less than $25,000
B = $25,000   to $100,000
C = $100,000 to $250,000
D = $250,000 to $500,000
E = $500,000 to $1,000,000
F= $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
G= $5,000,000 to $10,000,000
H= More than $10,000,000

Type of Award Projected (Socio-Economic Categories)

HubZone- Historically Underutilized Business Zones
SBSA - Small Business Set Aside
TBD = To Be Determined
MT 8(a) - MATOC 8(a)
FAOC - Full and Open Competition
WOSB - Woman Owned Small Business
EDWOSB - Economincally Disadvantaged WOSB
8(a) - Small Disadvantaged Minority Owned
SDVOSB - Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
VOSB - Veteran Owned Small Business
IDIQ - Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity

Best Practices

Monitor procurement advertisements daily

Nashville District uses formal solicitation procedures and publishes notices for major program actions. We utilize best value, invitation for bids (sealed bid process), and negotiated procedures. 

All Federal Agencies are required to use Federal Business Opportunities to provide public notice for solicitations estimated greater than $25,000. The Nashville District occasionally posts public notices on this website for any soliciations less than $25,000.

The Army Single Face to Industry (ASFI) site provides vendors with a single point of entry to search for, view and respond to Army solicitations. AFSI provides a seamless, paperless web environment tying vendors to Army buyers.

Stay Alert

Always respond to announcements for “Sources Sought” on the FedBizOpps website that match your firm’s capabilities. Contracting Officers use this “Sources Sought” process to confirm market research in determining whether or not to set aside a requirement for small businesses.

Make it a point to attend business networking opportunities, conferences, trade fairs, and other federally supported liaison meetings in your local area. The Corps of Engineers is normally represented at such meetings and events. These meeting venues provide an excellent opportunity to meet on a one-on-one basis with small business and procurement specialists and program managers who can assist small businesses with finding information about upcoming government contracts and requirements.

Seek Opportunities as a Subcontractor

Many of DoD’s requirements are beyond the scope of a single small business. We encourage businesses to investigate potential subcontracting opportunities with DoD Prime Contractors. Check out the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs and U.S. Small Business Administration websites. 

GSA Schedules

More and more of our products and services are being purchased from General Service Administration (GSA) schedules.

FY23 Forecast Opportunities

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Anticipated Advertisement DatePrimay NAICS CodeProject NamePlace of PerformanceProject DescriptionEstimated $ Range/ Magnitude of Construction
TBD237130Arc Flash - High Voltage Switchyard Power Transfer Switch ReplacementLake BarkleyHYDCommercial Supply over SAT
TBD335313Arc Flash Right Bank Switchgear ReplacementOld HickoryHYDBetween $1M and $5M
TBD238320Armor plate paintingNickajackNIHBetween $500K and $1M
TBD237990Blount Ave: Mouse Creek, ClevelandCleveland, TNChannel modificationBetween $250K and $500K
TBD237300Brewster Bridge RoadBig Sourth Fork, TNRoadway StabilizationBetween $1M and $5M
FY24237990Chickamauga Lock AWDChattanooga, TNDownstream Approach Walls & DecommBetween $25M and $100M
TBD333613Culvert Valve Low Speed Gear BoxesKentucky LockNIHCommercial Supply over SAT
TBDTBDDam Embankment Monitoring InstrumentationCordell HullNIHBetween $250K and $500K
TBD237110Defeated Creek SanitaryCordell HullRECBetween $250K and $500K
TBDTBDDOE Combined Training Facility (CTF) Construction of provided plans/specsBetween $1M and $5M
Q1 FY23236220DOE K-25Oak Ridge, TNHistoric Preservation BldgBetween $5M and $10M
TBD237990Downstream Crane PadOld HickoryNIHBetween $250K and $500K
TBDTBDH&H IDIQ Brooks Act AE contract 
Q1 FY23237990Loyall PondingLoyall, KYConstruction of Access Bench and Aeration SystemBetween $1M and $5M
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USACE Nashville District Small Business Industry Day

Join the Nashville District for the 2023 Nashville District Small Industry Day on March 6, 2023 from 9am-2pm at the Avon Williams Center at Tennessee State University 330 10th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203. Registration begins at 8am. 
This event will feature multiple federal agencies participants can network with and connect to professional opportunities located in Tennessee and throughout the region. 

Special Guests Include: Honorable Joy Styles, Nashville Metro Councilwoman, District 32 LaTanya Channel, Nashville & Davidson County Director of Economic Growth & Small Business Development

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Additional Requirements

Small Businesses must have a CAGE Code and a DUNS Number and be registered in the System for Award Management (formerly DoD Central Contractor Registration) to be eligible for a contract award. The Links to all three of these sites are listed above in the "Additional Resources" pane.

Fairness Act of 1996

If your small business has a regulatory compliance or enforcement issue, explore your rights here or contact the SBA Office of the National Ombudsman for more information here.