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.

Open market construction, environmental, and A/E procurements over $25,000 must be published to the Federal Government’s Contract Opportunities portal at The site can be used to search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.

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 breaks down the various parts of the Building Services obligations.

US Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACOE) is organized by Regions and Districts, each with somewhat different priorities and projects. Their website is The 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)

In addition, USACOE is responsible for projects such as Rebuilding Iraq and hurricane cleanup.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Forest Service both procure construction, environmental and A/E services within the State of Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) offers free bid matching services. Our bid match service searches over 3,000 federal, state, local and international procurement databases and sends potential opportunities to your inbox on a daily basis. Working with you one-on-one, Wisconsin Procurement Institute staff will create a profile specific to goods and/or services your business provides. If you are interested in setting up your bid match profile, please contact the Wisconsin Procurement Institute to get started, at or at 414-270-3600.