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Value Engineering

MISSION: The Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 432, PL 104-106), requires each executive agency to establish and maintain cost-effective Value Engineering procedures and processes.  The Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (PL 99-662) requires Value Engineering on Corps Water Resources Projects.  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-131 requires Federal agencies to apply VE procedures to all projects with estimated costs of $1 million or more.

The USACE VM/VE Program has been a leader in applying the Value Engineering Methodology to construction projects since 1964, solidly demonstrating Corps cost effectiveness.  The program has resulted in construction of over $6.2 billion in additional facilities, without additional funds requests.

The basic thrusts of the program are to increase project value by proactively searching for and resolving issues through very open, short-term workshops, and to stretch precious taxpayer resources by providing the required function(s), most amenities, and the highest quality project(s), at the lowest life cycle cost.


Contact Info

Office of the Value Engineer
US Army Corps of Engineers, HQ
441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC  20314-1000

Email: valueengineering2@usace.army.mil