Vision:  Trusted, enterprising, World-Class Office of Small Business Programs strengthening the Industrial Base of South Carolina and the nation. 
Mission:  Patriotic passion to exceptionally lead and manage the Small Business Programs responsible for maximizing opportunities for small businesses to fulfill Charleston District requirements. 


General Information

System for Award Management Information

All contractors wishing to do business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM). SAM is a free website that consolidates several website capabilities where you will be able to find the Central Contractor Registration, Federal Agency Registration (FedReg), Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS). In the near future, there will be additional phases of SAM that will add capabilities from other systems used in the Federal procurement and awards processes. Click “SAM” to access the site in order to create an account, re-activate an account, or simply browse the information within the System for Award Management website.


Dynamic Small Business Search

If you want to conduct market research, confirm a small business status, or you wish to review Small Business Administration (SBA) basic rules and regulations, or you may wish to confirm a Small Business eligibility within one of SBA's procurement preference programs, users and government officials can now go to the “SAM” website. Additional marketing insight can be found by downloading “Marketing To DoD The Basics” document. If you have questions concerning marketing information on this page, feel free to email


Conducting Business with USACE

Contractor’s Registration: New contractors who wish to actively market their company to the United States Army Corps of Engineers and want to learn how USACE conducts business, registration requirements, display announcements, conduct outreach events or provide other marketing opportunities, their companies should first be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM). Select “SAM” to access the site in order to register your company’s information.


Acquisition Regulations: USACE is required to conduct its procurements subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and DoD, Army and USACE supplements. Potential contractors, such as company representatives, should familiarize themselves with the regulations in the links to the right and their locations.


Summary of SBREFA

The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA).  This act makes small businesses aware of their right to pursue relief through the Small Business Administration under the SBREFA of 1996 on matters such as excessive regulatory compliance, improper procurement procedures and other impediments to small businesses.

Update Your Representations and Certifications

The Small Business Association increased the revenue-based industry size standards on July 14, 2014, to account for inflation. Please go into the System for Award Management (SAM) and update your revenue based size standards. In SAM, you will see an exclamation point "!" next to the 'Small Business' value for those NAICS codes impacted in your registration's Reps & Certs. You have to log into SAM, review, and resubmit your registration to apply the new size standard.