Are there opportunities for construction firms?
Yes, there are opportunities for construction, environmental and A/E firms in the Federal marketplace both on projects directly with the government and with prime contractors. Many of the federal agencies that contract construction and related work have strong small business initiatives.
Here are a few sources for opportunities and additional knowledge for manufacturers:
- Register with B2Gconnect. Once you set up your profile and set up your myB2Gconnect, you will receive notices of government requirements as well as information in support of your Government contracting efforts. Registration begins at http://b2gconnect.org/regstart.asp
- GSA’s Public Buildings Service is the largest public real estate organization in the country. They are responsible for designing, building, maintaining, leasing, securing, operations and other functions that relate to their role as the Federal government’s landlord. The website http://www.gsa.gov/buildings breaks down the various parts of the Building Services obligations.
- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) provides the Navy and Marine Corps facilities lifecycle support. They are responsible for delivering sustainable, adaptable facilities; expeditionary capabilities; and contingency response to the Navy Expeditionary Combat Enterprise, all other Warfare and Provider Enterprises, the Marine Corps, Unified Commanders, and DoD Agencies. Their website www.navfac.navy.mil provides detailed information on their mission and opportunities.
- US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) mission is to provide quality, responsive engineering services to the nation including:
- Planning, designing, building and operating water resources and other civil works projects (Navigation, Flood Control, Environmental Protection, Disaster Response, etc.)
- Designing and managing the construction of military facilities for the Army and Air Force. (Military Construction)
- Providing design and construction management support for other Defense and federal agencies. (Interagency and International Services)
The USACOE is organized by Regions and Districts, each with somewhat different priorities and projects. Their website is http://www.usace.army.mil. The USACOE is also responsible for projects such as Rebuilding Iraq and hurricane cleanup.