“The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (LRD) is comprised of seven execution contracting offices which include Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Huntington, Louisville, Nashville, and Pittsburgh Districts. LRD supports a wide variety of programs and missions utilizing innovative and flexible procurement tools and strategies.  We develop small businesses and maximize their opportunities for our procurements within LRD’s footprint on a continual basis, thereby ensuring a broad base of capable small business firms to support our mission and strengthen our Nation’s economic development.”




Industry Day: Save the Date


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division is hosting the annual Industry Day Event VIRTUALLY on November 30, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Follow this link https://www.lrd.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Industry-Day-2023/ for updates and be sure to check back for more details leading up to the event, including the registration link and agenda description. 



Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness

USACE Step-by-Step Resolution Process for Unfair Regulatory Enforcement

Pursuant to the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA), HQ USACE Office of Small Business Programs is committed to successfully mitigating concerns between USACE and small business contractors. Inquiries may include excessive enforcement actions such as repetitive audits and investigations, and unreasonable fines, penalties, threats, retaliation, or other unfair actions. USACE offers the following chronological, streamlined process to expedite a mutually beneficial resolution for small businesses.

Step 1:  Contractors should first contact the local USACE Small Business Professional (SBP) at the appropriate geographic location. A listing of current local SBPs can be found here.

Step 2:  If the contractor inquiry is not addressed within 30 days in Step 1, the contractor should elevate their concern to the respective Division or Center Assistant Director of Small Business (AD). A listing of current ADs can be found here.

Step 3:  If the contractor inquiry is not addressed within 30 days in Step 2, the contractor should contact, HQ USACE Office of Small Business Programs, at small-business-hq@usace.army.mil with the following information:

  • Include “SBREFA Inquiry” in the subject heading
  • Contractor name and contact information
  • USACE contract or solicitation number
  • USACE District/Center location
  • Names of USACE employees the contractor previously contacted
  • Brief description and current status of the issue

Contractor inquiries not resolved through the above USACE resolution process may be submitted to the Office of the National Ombudsman (ONO), U.S. Small Business Administration. Submit an online request for assistance at www.sba.gov/ombudsman/comment or download a printable Federal Agency Comment Form (SBA Form 1993) and submit documentation via email (preferred), mail, or fax.

Email: ombudsman@sba.gov

Fax: (202) 481-5719

Mail: Office of the National Ombudsman, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, S.W., Mail Code 2120, Washington, D.C., 20416


The goal of LRD is to equip industry with up-to-date and accurate contracting forecasts to maintain transparency in our program. Our hope is the forecast allows industry to make business decisions earlier in the acquisition process, setting up both industry and LRD for success. Starting in FY22, the forecast for all seven districts within LRD will be updated quarterly. This forecast is for informational purposes only and is subject to change.

Solicitations are posted to SAM.gov, the Federal Government’s centralized site for contracting opportunities. All firms wishing to do business with LRD must be registered in SAM. Registering in SAM is FREE of charge.

Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract List

The Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) chart  lists contracts and the contract holders within the Great Lakes & Ohio River Division for companies interested in subcontracting opportunities.


Contact Us

Lisa Bisig

Regional Contracting Chief

Great Lakes and Ohio River Division