JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Jan. 31, 2019) -- In an effort to expand its outreach efforts to small businesses, officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command continue to conduct acquisition forecast forums at multiple locations throughout the nation.

Events are taking place on or near MICC contracting office locations and are intended to serve as another avenue for informing small-business representatives of projected contracting opportunities with the Army. Locations and dates of the acquisition forecast events vary.

Small-business representatives may find helpful the Federal Business Opportunities website at www.fbo.gov for finding Army small business outreach events. In the search section, select Special Notice as your Type option. Any agency may be selected, but for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command, type in MICC and it should auto-populate as Department of the Army/Army Contracting Command, MICC. After selecting search, a number of special notices will appear. Look for those that state either acquisition forecast or open house.

Open house acquisition forecasts provide an opportunity to learn about upcoming contract opportunities, meet one-on-one with contracting officials and network with other industry representatives for partnering opportunities. Upcoming MICC small business outreach events include:

Fort Carson, Feb. 19, 2019
FedBiz Solicitation Number: MICC-Carson_W911RZ_FY19-Open-House
Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs Campus
4435 N. Chestnut Street, Room 252, Colorado Springs, CO 80907-3812

Fort Eustis, March 7, 2019
Solicitation Number: W911S0IndustryDay2019
U.S. Army Training Support Center, Bldg. 1737
1900 Jackson Ave. (corner of Fifth Street and Patton Street)
Fort Eustis, Virginia 23604

Fort Polk, March 13, 2019
Solicitation Number: MICC-Fort-Polk_W9124E_FY19-Open-House
CSM Berry Mission Training Complex
6235 Georgia Avenue
Fort Polk, LA 71459

Fort Hood, March 20, 2019
FedBiz Solicitation Number: W91151FY19OPENHOUSEEVENT01
Fort Hood Main Chapel
1881-1889 Tank Destroyer Blvd.
Fort Hood , TX 76544

Fort Campbell, March 27, 2019
FedBiz Solicitation Number: W91248OPENHOUSE2019
Joe Swing Event Center
1500 Spillway Court
Ft. Campbell, Tennessee 42223

Fort Bliss, April 4, 2019
FedBiz Solicitation Number: W911SG-MICC-FTBLISS-OPENHOUSE
El Paso Community College Administrative Services Center
9050 Viscount Blvd. Bldg. A Auditorium, El Paso, TX 79925

Some events require pre-registration prior to the date of the event. For those taking place on military installation, contact the event organizer listed in the FBO solicitation for additional information on accessing the installation. To reach a MICC small business specialist and learn more about an open house event near you, select the Contact a MICC Small Business Specialist option in related links.

In fiscal 2018, the MICC awarded approximately $2 billion in contracts to small businesses to achieve all five of its socioeconomic goals for the fourth 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.

Headquartered at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, MICC contracts are vital in feeding more than 200,000 Soldiers every day, providing many daily base operations support services at installations, preparing 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.