Hero of the Month

The Southwestern Division congratulates Little Rock District contracting officer Marcus Mitchell on his selection as the SWD Hero of the Month. Mitchell who works in the Little Rock District’s Military Branch was also selected as a Hero of the Week at the District.

As the district prepares to implement Beaver Dam Interim Risk Reduction Measures in January 2022, several public workshops will be held in quick succession across the White River Basin for the purpose of informing stakeholders about “why” temporary changes to the water control plan are needed and expected impacts to stakeholders.

Due to an already heavy workload, District Project Management and the Engineering and Construction Hydraulics Branch looked to obtain the services of a highly qualified architectural and engineering firm to efficiently conduct face-to-face public meetings in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.

Mitchell worked closely with Project Management to use a regional service contract to evaluate and obtain the services of a highly qualified contractor. His hard work and independent research resulted in the selection of an AE firm with first-hand knowledge of the White River Water Control Plan; District issues and challenges facing and concerning the White River Basin; first-hand working relationships with local partners and stakeholders that reside along Beaver Lake and the White River main stem and tributaries; the ability to collect critical information from the public, and to disseminate USACE water control policies and procedures through a detailed and user-friendly website accessible to the public.

With very little time available for this unscheduled effort, Mitchells’ skills and professionalism resulted in an awarded task order to a highly qualified AE contractor. The task order is a force multiplier and is of great value to the government and the region both from a cost and quality product perspective.


Welcome to the Southwestern Division’s Regional Contracting Team!  We are AT YOUR SERVICE!

The Southwestern Division is comprised of four District Offices and each has a separate Contracting and Small Business Office ready to serve.  Click on each District Contracting Site for more details.  Although the Division team does not award contracts directly, each member of the team is wholly committed to supporting the Mission and delivering VALUE to our nation.  Please feel free to contact us for more information. 

For upcoming contracting opportunities, we encourage you to visit SAM.gov, the Federal Government’s centralized site for contracting opportunities.

Contracting Around the Division

Little Rock District hosts Media Day at Arkansas levees 

Local, state and Federal officials recently attended a Media Day at the Faulkner and Perry County Levees in Conway, Ark., hosted by the Little Rock District to update the public on the status of rehabilitation work on the Faulkner County Levee and announce work has begun on the Perry County Levee.

The historic 2019 Arkansas River flood impacted hundreds of communities in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The Faulkner County levee, also known as the Lollie Levee, sustained a near breach with an approximately 200-foot-long eroded section creating a reduced level of protection to the leveed area. Permanent repairs are currently underway, with construction scheduled to be substantially complete this spring and fully complete this summer.

The entire Perry County levee system was overtopped, and the levee was breached or damaged in at least 19 locations. Repair work is underway and expected to be completed by summer 2021. To date, four of the levees in the Rehabilitation and Inspection Program have had repairs initiated or substantially completed. 

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