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.