JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Jan. 27, 2020) -- In an effort to expand outreach efforts to small businesses, officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command continue to conduct advanced planning briefings to industry at multiple locations throughout the nation.

Acquisition forecast briefings take place at or near MICC contracting office locations in the coming months and are intended to serve as another avenue for informing small-business representatives of projected contracting opportunities with the Army.

"These events are important in providing transparency to industry in support of Army readiness efforts and continue to increase our Defense industrial base," said Mark Massie, the director of the MICC Office of Small Business Programs.

Small-business representatives should be aware that additional information regarding the forecast briefings has transition from the Federal Business Opportunities website to beta.SAM.gov. The new site is the General Services Administration's next phase of streamlining and consolidating 10 legacy federal award systems into a single website offering a central entry point for those who make, receive and manage federal awards. Interested contractors may search for more information on MICC briefings to industry by selecting special notice under the type of notice on the site.

MICC acquisition forecasts also provide an opportunity to meet one-on-one with contracting officials and network with other industry representatives for partnering opportunities. Additional details on each of the events will be added to the beta.SAM.gov site as they near, generally 30-60 days out. Upcoming projected MICC briefings to industry events include:

Fort Stewart, Feb. 6, 2020
SFC Paul R. Smith Education Center
100 Knowledge Drive, Fort Stewart, GA 31313
Register: https://gtpac.ecenterdirect.com/events/8820
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-bragg@mail.mil

Fort Knox, March 12, 2020
SAM Notice: W9124DAcquisitionForecast2020
MICC-Fort Knox, Bldg. 1109, Room 353
199th 6th Avenue. Fort Knox, KY 40121-5720
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-knox@mail.mil

Fort Hood, March 17, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-hood@mail.mil

Fort Benning, March 18, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-gordon@mail.mil

Dugway Proving Ground, March 24, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-hood@mail.mil

Fort Irwin, March 26, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-irwin@mail.mil

Fort Eustis and Fort Lee, April 1, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-eustis@mail.mil

Fort Drum, April 2, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-bragg@mail.mil

Fort Sam Houston, April 8, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-fsh@mail.mil

Fort Polk, April 23, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-jblm@mail.mil

Fort Jackson, May 6, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-bragg@mail.mil

West Point and Carlisle Barracks, May 13, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-eustis@mail.mil

Fort Belvoir, May 20, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-belvoir@mail.mil

Presidio of Monterey, May 27, 2020
Marina, California
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-eustis@mail.mil

Yuma Proving Ground, June 3, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-irwin@mail.mil

Fort Bliss, June 3, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-jblm@mail.mil

Fort Gordon, June 9, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-gordon@mail.mil

Forts Riley, Leavenworth and Leonard Wood, June 16, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-gordon@mail.mil

Fort Sill, June 17, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-eustis@mail.mil

Fort McCoy, June 25, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-bragg@mail.mil

Fort Carson, June 25, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-irwin@mail.mil

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, July 8, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-jblm@mail.mil

Fort Bragg, Aug. 6, 2020
Contact: usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-bragg@mail.mil

Some events require pre-registration prior to the date of the event. For those taking place on a military installation, contact the event organizer listed in the beta.Sam.gov solicitation or email the contact listed above for additional information on accessing the installation.

In fiscal 2019, the MICC awarded approximately $2.5 billion in contracts to small businesses to achieve all five of its socioeconomic goals for the fifth consecutive year. Continuous engagement with small-business representatives ensures MICC contracts are awarded in each of the following small business categories:

- Small disadvantaged business,
- Service-disabled veteran-owned small business,
- Woman-owned small business, and
- Historically underutilized business zone small business.

About the MICC:
Headquartered at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the Mission and Installation Contracting Command consists of about 1,500 military and civilian members who are responsible for contracting goods and services in support of Soldiers as well as readying trained contracting units for the operating force and contingency environment when called upon. MICC contracts are vital in feeding more than 200,000 Soldiers every day, providing many daily base operations support services at installations, facilitate training in the preparation of more than 100,000 conventional force members annually, training more than 500,000 students each year, and maintaining more than 14.4 million acres of land and 170,000 structures.