US Army Corps of Engineers
Memphis District

Contracting

Responsibilities

The Contracting Division is responsible for staff actions and policy related to:

  • Interpreting and implementing policy and procedures emanating from higher authority and for developing and implementing local policy and procedures.
  • Serving as consultant and principal advisor to the Commander and technical/support staff on policy and procedural matters pertaining to procurement contracts, grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Developing the operating program of the Contracting Division, based on forecasts of requirements furnished by other elements of the District.
  • Providing staff oversight and supporting the contracting activities of other offices except those activities related to real property or interests therein.
  • Performing staff oversight of A-E contracting procedures and construction contract administration to assure compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and supplements thereto. Providing recommendations to the Commander for improvements and corrections in A-E contracting and construction contract administration procedures.
  • Maintaining liaison with industry, military and other Government agencies on procurement matters.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) of 1984 by assisting the District's Competition Advocate in meeting objectives for full and open competition.
  • Issuing policy on all matters related to procurement contracts, grants and cooperative agreement.
  • Participating in acquisition planning of District requirements, providing expertise in such areas as the breakout of requirements, contract type, milestones and methods of procurement.
  • Providing administrative support and staff oversight over contract administration functions in the District.
  • Assisting the Deputy for Small Business in meeting proposed objectives and providing administrative and technical support to the Deputy.
  • Managing the Defense Material System and Defense Priorities Allocation System and processing actions for expediting assistance on critical programs.
  • Reviewing qualifications and preparing nominations for Contracting Officer and Administrative Contracting Officer appointments.
  • Appointing contracting Officer's Representatives, Ordering Officers and Micro-Purchase Contracting Officers.
  • Managing the District's career program for all employees in the contracting occupational series (CP14).
  • Receiving requests for contract audit and forwarding them to DCAA and maintaining tracking system to ensure timely disposition of audit reports.
  • Implementing and managing automated contracting system.



 

Contact Information

Contracting Division
167 N. Main
Memphis, TN 38103

Phone: (901) 544-3116
Fax: (901) 544-3710