Hero of the Month

Donald Sumner
Contracting Specialist

The Southwestern Division (SWD) Regional Chief of Contracting, Mr. David Curry, recognizes Mr. Donald Sumner as Hero of the Month for exceptional dedication and outstanding contributions to the Interagency and Internal Services Contracting Division.

Mr. Sumner’s expertise in design-build (DB) construction, clause selection, and PD2 solicitation procedures, made a significant impact during the “San Antonio DB Request for Proposal Wizard Workshop,” wherein he helped non-contracting professionals from SWD, ERDC, and CEHQ develop software to streamline the clause selection process, exemplifying his commitment to improving efficiencies across the Division.

Mr. Summer also provided invaluable contracting support for the Air Force's high-priority Over-the-Horizon-Backscatter Radar system project in Southeastern Oregon, ensuring its success through meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment. His versatility and willingness to go above and beyond were evident in his participation in multiple planning meetings in Boston, Massachusetts, where his expertise facilitated effective collaboration and decision-making.

Mr. Sumner’s contributions supporting critical initiatives were further demonstrated through his representation of contracting at a preproposal conference/site visit for the VA's top mission project, the El Paso Health Care Clinic.

Despite extensive travels, Mr. Sumner consistently displays exceptional leadership and contracting support, meeting numerous mission-critical requirement. His unwavering dedication to excellence has made a significant impact, with an estimated 16 executed actions totaling over $3 billion.

For his exceptional customer outreach efforts, program loyalty, and contracting leadership, Mr. Sumner is recognized as SWD’s Hero of the Month.

Welcome to the Southwestern Division’s Regional Contracting Team!

The Southwestern Division is comprised of five execution contracting offices and one regional support office.  The mission execution teams include the Fort Worth, Tulsa, Galveston and Little Rock Districts, as well as a regional Interagency and International Services (IIS) contracting team. The overall contracting mission is the responsibility of the Regional Chief of Contracting (RCC) team, who also serves as business advisors to the Division Commander. Although the RCC 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 click on each contracting site for more details and let us know if we can provide more information.

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

                        Mr. David M. Curry        Mr. Ruben A. Campos     Ms. Khristina M. Sandoval
                   Regional Chief of Contracting     Senior Procurement Analyst         Procurement Analyst

Contracting Around the Division


Galveston District "Winter 2023 Industry Day"

Galveston District held its “Winter 2023 Industry Day” at the Moody Gardens Convention Center with special guest speaker, Mr. David Curry, the Southwestern Division (SWD) Regional Chief of Contracting, who briefed Industry on a myriad of contracting challenges and cybersecurity matters.  The Industry Day provided an opportunity for industry partners to meet with USACE personnel from the Galveston District, the SWD, and Non-Federal Stakeholders, to receive updates on current and upcoming projects.  The event included several breakout sessions for specific location projects, such as Freeport Channel, Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Houston Ship Channel, Sabine Neches Waterway, Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay (S2G) Port Arthur, and Fiscal Year 2023 Operations and Maintenance (O&M) projects.  A detailed program forecast and updates on developing requirements, such as the Sabine to Galveston Bay Project, was provided along with the recently approved Coastal Texas Program.  Special briefings also provided an outlook on the current Construction and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Program, overviews of the O&M Program, Navigation Portfolio, and an Orange County Project Specific set-aside session with the Program Manager and Contracting Officer to explain the use of Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) strategies SWG is incorporating in its requirements. In addition to other breakout sessions, and networking opportunities, for both large and small businesses, the briefing enabled companies to discuss partnering or subcontracting possibilities. 

Contracting INFOSEC/Cybersecurity Brief