U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Information Technology (IT) hardware and Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software purchases are made through the Army Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) program. When procuring IT Services under CHESS, consideration must be given to setting aside requirements for small businesses and other small business categories.
All Army personnel are required to utilize CHESS for all COTS Purchases
USACE Enterprise-wide IT related services are contracted and administered as a large overarching IT service contract, executed through GSA FEDSIM https://fedsim.gsa.gov/ Industry can learn more about the program and engagement for potential opportunities through the "Industry" menu. All smaller IT-related contracts not included in the large service contract is executed through USACE, Humphrey's Engineer Center Support Activity (HECSA) https://www.usace.army.mil/HECSA/HECSA-Small-Business/
While IT is not a main area of procurements to support our mission, you can also review the top 5 NAICS for each district/center for the past 2 fiscal years and identify any potential opportunities. Top NAICS for districts FY20-FY21
Companies with Innovative Solutions
Please research and explore opportunities through Broad Agency Announcements and other avenues for innovative solutions (products/services) that support the USACE mission. A few recommendations are as follows: