SRU’s GCAC schedules U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seminar


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May 13, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Government Contracting Assistance Center will present a free seminar, "Are You Ready? Understanding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Contracting Procedures," at 8:30 a.m., May 20 at the Regional Learning Alliance, 850 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is a diversified, full-service Civil Works district, providing design, construction, operations and maintenance services to portions of western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio, western Maryland and southwestern New York. The Pittsburgh District is responsible for flood damage reduction, recreation, environmental restoration, hydropower, storm damage reduction, regulatory, water supply and emergency response.

Contracting opportunities for businesses include: construction, architect/engineer, environmental, fabrication or janitorial & groundskeeping services; facilities maintenance; lock and dam (heavy) construction; and other commodities such as industrial supplies or structural steel.

"This seminar will provide a clear understanding of the USACE pre- and post-award contracting procedures and requirements," said Renee Decker, government contract specialist with SRU's Center for Government Contracts. "Any business that provides a service or product that supports the USACE mission will benefit from this seminar."

USACE representatives will provide detailed information on a variety of topics, including:

  • Making a "Go" or "No Go" bid decision;
  • Understanding contract language and structure;
  • Recognizing cost factors;
  • Complying with required regulations;
  • Submitting required documentation; and
  • Understanding the "Big Picture"

Registration is available at:

For additional information, contact: Renee Decker at 724.738.2346 or

MEDIA CONTACT: Robb King | 724.738.2199 |