HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –More than 200 representatives from companies large and small attended the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Small Business Industry Day 2022 on October 20 at the Davidson Center for Space exploration at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
The event provided a general overview of how to do business with the Huntsville Center and covered key regulatory changes and upcoming acquisitions, followed by an opportunity for attendees to interact directly with program managers and contract managers for more than 40 Center programs.
Apart from small companies, large companies also attended the event looking for potential contractors, proteges or team partners.
Colonel Sébastien Joly, Commanding Officer of the Huntsville Center, welcomed participants with opening statements.
“We have plenty of great speakers lined up for you and tons of opportunities across the engineering corps to meet the demands of our stakeholders.” Joly said.
During the preview portion of the event, Albert “Chip” Marin III, Director of Programs and Business for the Huntsville Center addressed attendees explaining the important role private industry plays in the success of the mission of the Huntsville Center. Center.
“Huntsville Center does no work – none – without you (private industry),” he said.
“HNC’s (Huntsville Center) partnership with industry is very important to us. It’s this collective partnership we have with each other that makes us successful, and it’s this collective partnership that helps us solve the country’s toughest challenges.
Over the past decade, Huntsville Center has awarded over $6 billion in contracts to small businesses. Huntsville Center has awarded over $825 million in contracts to small businesses.
Rebecca Goodsell, chief of the Huntsville Center’s office of small business programs, said in the past fiscal year the Center awarded more than $800 million to small businesses.
“We had a phenomenal year in FY2022 and awarded more than $117 million more to small businesses in FY21 achievements,” Goodsell said.