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Each district has Contracting and Small Business Offices. The Northwestern Division does not award contracts directly.  Contracts are awarded by districts within Northwestern Division. 

Additionally, general Federal Business Opportunites for district offices within the Northwestern Division can be found at FedBizOpps or when searched by district.

Small Business

District Small Business Offices will assist with small business contracting/subcontracting opportunities. The Small Business Office can be found under the Business With Us menu on each district's website.

The Corps of Engineers has a strong commitment to the Small Business Program and uses set-aside and evaluation preference programs authorized by Federal procurement regulations. Set-aside programs protect small firms from having to compete with large firms, and evaluation preference programs allow the Federal government to award contracts to smaller firms even if their offered price is slightly higher than a large firm’s price.

The Northwestern Division supports the Government's policy of placing a fair proportion of contracts with qualified small, small disadvantaged, women owned, HUBZone, Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions, service disabled and veteran owned business concerns. 

 Additional Resources

Data Universal Numbering System Numbers

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Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) provides DUNS numbers, a unique nine-digit identification number, for each physical location of your business. A DUNS number is required by the Federal government for all businesses interested in Federal procurement related activities. Obtain a DUNS number by calling (866) 705-5711 (7am-8pm CST). The automated process has several steps before connecting you to a live person who will assign the DUNS number(s). The process takes between 5 and 10 minutes.
Visit the following website for information about D&B, DUNS numbers, frequently asked questions and to obtain a DUNS number(s). Please note that obtaining a DUNS number via the website takes 1 business day:
  • Legal Name
  • Trade style, Doing Business As (DBA), or other name by which your organization is commonly recognized
  • Physical Address, City, State and Zip Code
  • Mailing Address (if separate)
  • Telephone Number
  • Contact Name
  • SIC Code (Line of Business):
  • Number of Employees at your location
  • Headquarters name and address (if there is a reporting relationship to a parent corporate entity)
  • Is this a home-based business?

Contact us

Contracting: 503-808-3797

Small Business: 503-808-3798