The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a world-wide organization that provides engineering services and construction support for a wide variety of military and civil projects.
The Corps primary military mission is to provide the armed forces of the United States with modern facilities, both at home and abroad, to strengthen the nation's defensive capability and ensure combat readiness.
The Corps primary civil works mission is to develop and manage the country's water resources. Its projects reduce flood damage, improve harbors and navigation channels, protect steambanks and shorelines, generate hydroelectric power, and preserve and safeguard the environment.
In addition to water resources projects, the Corps serves as manager for major construction projects undertaken by other federal agencies and allied governments.
The military and civil missions complement each other, allowing Corps professionals to develop, in peacetime, the skills the nation would need in war or other emergencies.
Civilian employees account for 98 percent of the Corps worldwide staff; military officers make up the remainder. There are eight Corps divisions, with 40 districts, in the United States. The New England District is part of the North Atlantic Division which is headquartered in New York City.
WHAT DOES THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS BUY?
The Corps of Engineers buys a variety of supplies, services, construction and engineering services. Depending upon its mission, a District may not award contracts for all of the types of requirements below. Therefore, it is recommended that firms peruse a District's website prior to contacting the District in order to see if there is a good "fit" between the firm and the District. Examples of some of the types of supplies and services procured by various Corps Districts are:
CONSTRUCTION: Barracks, dining facilities, maintenance shops, hangers, hospitals, airfields, roads, various flood control structures such as levees and dams, hazardous and toxic waste remediation, and dredging.
ENGINEERING SERVICES: Concept studies, master planning, engineering studies, all types of surveying and mapping, engineering design and construction and inspection services.
OTHER SERVICES: Trash collection, grass mowing, janitorial, oversee and maintain recreational parks, stenographic, real estate appraisal, environmental assessments and impact statements, water and soil sampling analysis, archaeological services, and grounds maintenance.
SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT: Generators, turbines, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, kitchen equipment, electronic gear, petroleum products, repair parts, lumber, cement, computers and peripheral equipment, and publications.
DISASTER RELIEF OPERATIONS: Generators, bottled water, ice, installation of plastic sheeting for temporary roof repairs, debris removal, landfill operations, office equipment and supplies, and computer equipment and supplies.