MICC contracts exceed $5 billion in support of Army needs
Lt. Col. Desiree Dirige briefs on small business best practices in support of 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum, New York, as part of a DOD small business panel at the U.S. Small Business Administration's 2nd Annual Defense Forum and Expo Oct. 3 in nearby Rochester. Dirige is the commander and director of the 925th CBN and MICC-Fort Drum. The Mission and Installation Contracting Command Office of Small Business Programs exceeded all five small business socioeconomic goals in fiscal 2022 for the eighth consecutive year. (Photo Credit: Photo by Capt. Jessica Rolshouse) VIEW ORIGINAL

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Oct. 4, 2022) -- Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command executed almost 24,000 contract actions valued at more than $5 billion throughout fiscal 2022 ensuring installation readiness requirements across the Army while also meeting the needs of Soldiers and their families.

The MICC also administered more than 385,000 Government Purchase Card transactions by cardholders across the Army valued at more than $669 million during fiscal 2022, which ended Sept. 30.

Brig. Gen. Doug Lowrey, the MICC commanding general, praised the command’s workforce for its fiscal 2022 performance in a year during which personnel continued efforts in support of the COVID pandemic while also meeting emerging requirements for acquisition professionals in Europe following the invasion of Ukraine.

“The men and women of the MICC completed another incredible end of fiscal year with resounding success. Every MICC Soldier and Army civilian put forth an incredible effort to obligate every single dollar for our supported units,” Lowrey said. “MICC civilians and Soldiers are highly capable, and by supporting this and other multi-domain operations, we influence readiness across the Army and nation. In addition, we have 56 MICC members around the globe providing contracting excellence for operations and exercises crucial to the success of democracy.”

Additionally, the MICC Office of Small Business Programs exceeded all five small business socioeconomic goals in fiscal 2022 for the eighth consecutive year. Contract actions awarded to American small businesses by the MICC totaled more than $2.79 billion. Mark Massie, the assistant director of the MICC Office of Small Business Programs, said small business professionals from across the command combined to achieved 61.45% against its 50.5% small business goal. The command also achieved 40.24% against a goal of 30.33% for small disadvantaged business; 11.35% against its 9.18% goal for service-disabled veteran-owned small business; 14.39% against its 9.8% goal for woman-owned small business; and 11.98% against its 7.45% goal for historically underutilized business zone small business.

About the MICC

Headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-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. As part of its mission, 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.