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Posted 1/13/2017

Release no. 17-001


Contact
Chicago Small Business Office
(312) 846-5565
lrcsb@usace.army.mil

Industry Day 2017 Agenda

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District will host an Industry Day, February 21, 2017, to showcase $70 million in contracting opportunities for FY17- FY18. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 W. Jackson Street, 3rd floor GSA Conference Center, Chicago, IL 60604. This event will also include an overview of the Chicago District, lessons learned, outlook and trends; breakout sessions addressing pressing topics in contracting, project management, and small business; an opportunity to interface with staff, and a Strategic Networking event.

Firms with demonstrated experience in NAICS codes 237990, 212321, 221122, 237110, 238290, 241310, 327991, 488310, 541330, 541990, 532412, 532490, 561210 and 561730 are encouraged to attend. Those with no federal, state, or local government experience are urged to contact their respective Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) and Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) for established training programs.

The Chicago District is responsible for water resources development in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana metropolitan area, a unique urban area of about 5,000 square miles with a population of approximately 9.1 million. Mission areas include: Flood Risk Management, Navigation, Environmental, Shoreline Protection, Emergency Management, Overseas Contingency Operations, Aquatic Invasive Species Program, Regulatory Support, and Real Estate.

Registration: Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usace-chicago-district-industry-day-february-21-2017-tickets-31153111796 BEFORE Friday, February 17, 2017.

Note:

o Participants will need to make their own lunch and parking arrangements.

o Foreign national visitor requests are required no later than February 7, 2017.

o Registration and government-issued ID are required for admission to this event.

o Plan to arrive early as all participants must go through security screening and be issued a visitor's badge. Once a session has begun, attendees will not be permitted entry until it has ended. Security screening is very similar to airport security and many of the same rules apply: a state or federal government-issued photo I.D. is required; no firearms, knives or sharp objects, or hazardous materials are permitted; all bags are subject to search; and metal belts, jewelry, etc. must be removed before passing through the metal detectors. It is illegal to attempt to enter a federal facility with weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, and illicit drugs.

For additional information email lrcsb@usace.army.mil or call (312) 846-5565.