By Daniel. P. Elkins, Mission and Installation Contracting Command Public Affairs OfficeNovember 8, 2018
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Nov. 8, 2018) -- More than 100 representatives from small and large businesses took part in an acquisition forecast industry outreach event to learn about contract opportunities with the Army Nov. 7 in San Antonio.
The University of Texas at San Antonio Procurement Technical Assistance Center served as host for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command contracting office event at its downtown campus.
"We cannot do our job without you -- American businesses both large and small," said Brig. Gen. Bill Boruff, the MICC commanding general, during welcome remarks to business representatives. "I am very proud that the MICC … met all five of our small-business socioeconomic goals in fiscal 2018 for the fourth consectutive year. We are successful because of events like today's open house as we do all we can to operate transparently while helping all American businesses."
Ray Harris, the director of MICC-Fort Sam Houston, next provided business representatives an overview of what they could expect throughout the day. Events included briefings by the Army Environmental Command, Small Business Administration and UTSA Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Those in attendance also received information on Army category management as well as fiscal 2019 and 2020 forecasts for requirements by the MICC-Fort Sam Houston contracting office in support of its mission partners. In the afternoon, business representatives had the opportunity to ask questions during a senior government panel and took part in a breakout session to discuss base support services.
In fiscal 2018, the MICC-Fort Sam Houston contracting office executed more than 1,000 contracting actions valued at more than $370 million for area large and small businesses. Command wide, the MICC awarded more than 2,000 contract actions for small businesses across the state of Texas valued at more than $250 million.
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.