HUB Expo Agenda

Friday, November 2, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration – Exhibitors, Conference Participants
8:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. Opening Remarks
Laura Cagle-Hinojosa, Statewide HUB Manager, Texas Comptroller’s Office
Remarks from Gold Sponsors

  • Hershel Becker, Chief Procurement Officer, Texas Department of Information Resources
  • Stephanie Bergeron Perdue, Deputy Executive Director, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • John Raff, Interim Executive Director, Texas Facilities Commission

“Primes – Looking for HUBs for Subcontracting Opportunities”

9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Rio Grande Exhibit Hall B - Open

First Track Workshops

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

State Government Information Technology Procurement Opportunities
(Meeting Room: Trinity B)
The Department of Information Resources (DIR) will provide vendors insight into the State of Texas IT contracting process. Gain additional information on doing business with state agencies, universities, cities, counties and local municipalities. Learn how to become competitive with IT procurements throughout the state.

  • Lynn Hodde Sanchez, CTCM, HUB Program Manager, DIR

TERP 101 – Texas Emissions Reduction Plan
(Meeting Room: Trinity A)
TERP 101 provides an overview of how individuals and entities can receive money to upgrade or replace existing vehicles and/or equipment under the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP).

  • Ron Hieser, Texas Clean School Bus Program & TERP Outreach Coordinator, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Business Development Resources Available to Small Businesses: SCORE, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Panel Discussion
(Meeting Room: San Marcos)
Attend this panel discussion to learn about what each partner does, how we work together, resource partners we work and the wealth of resources and expertise available.

  • Joe Harper, Director, Texas State SBDC

  • Carleton Smith, Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Bob Shaver, SCORE, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Eric Spencer, Business Opportunity Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration

Capitol and North Austin Complexes Overview
Construction Contracting Opportunities

(Meeting Room: San Antonio)
The Capitol Complex Project is the first phase of the master plan, which includes two new office buildings and five levels of underground parking. The first phase of the North Austin Complex will consist of a nine-story office building, which includes a mechanical penthouse and an adjacent seven-story parking garage for approximately 1,850 cars.

  • Yolanda Strey, CTCM, CTPM, HUB Director, Texas Facilities Commission

Prime Contractor Speakers:

  • Page/Balfour Beatty
  • Jacobs/Vaughn Construction

Second Track Workshops

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Access to Capital
(Meeting Room: Trinity B)
Learn about requirements and options for traditional and non-traditional business funding.

  • Eric Spencer, Business Opportunity Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration

Forecasting Opportunities in Construction Projects for State of Texas Agencies and Universities
(Meeting Room: San Marcos)
Meet with key stakeholders from government agencies and universities and with a general contractor who will provide a perspective on essential requirements for doing business with the State of Texas. This is an educational and networking opportunity.

  • Shonté Gordon, CTPM, CTCM, HUB Coordinator,Texas Facilities Commission

  • Tammy Dunham, Procurement Director/HUB Coordinator, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Tabitha Evans, CTP/CTPM, HUB Coordinator, Lamar University
  • Muriel Kruse, HUB Specialist, University of Texas at Austin
  • Sharon Schultz, HUB Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • General contractor representative (TBA)

How to Successfully Do Business with State Universities
(Meeting Room: San Antonio)
State universities purchase goods and services to support academic, research and public service programs. Our goal is to help the vendor understand the processes and uniqueness of state universities to help increase your opportunities to do business with us.

  • Greg Obar, Director of Operations & HUB Coordinator, University of North Texas System

  • Hopeton Hay, Director, Office of HUB Programs, University of Texas System
  • Elaine Chew, Director, Procurement and Contracts, Tarleton State University (Texas A&M University System)
  • Paula Grabowski, HUB Coordinator, UT-Tyler
  • Karen Gross, HUB Coordinator, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston

Understanding HUB (State) and DBE (TXDOT) Certifications
(Meeting Room: Trinity A)
Learn how to become HUB certified and review the advantages of being registered with the state Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL). The Texas Department of Transportation will provide information on Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) certification and business opportunities.

  • Ricardo Perez, HUB Certification Team Lead, Statewide Procurement Division, Texas Comptroller's Office
  • Joe Sanchez, DBE Certification, TXDOT, Office of Civil Rights, Federal Programs

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Rio Grande Exhibit Hall B - Networking
(Closed - Lunch Program)

Luncheon Program

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Rio Grande Exhibit Hall A

Welcoming Remarks and Moderator

  • Bobby Pounds, Assistant Director, Statewide Procurement Division, Texas Comptroller's Office

National Anthem

  • Cassandra Johnson, HUB Specialist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Remarks from Platinum Sponsors:

  • Health and Human Services Commission
  • Texas Department of Public Safety

Interactive Panel Discussion: Successful HUB Businesses – Tips for Success and Lessons Learned

  • Priscilla Luna-Wood, Today’s Business Solutions
  • Dr. Veronica Muzquiz Edwards, InGenesis
  • Helen Callier, Bradlink
  • Rodney Craig, Summus Industries

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Rio Grande Exhibit Hall B - Networking

Third Track Workshops

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Marketing to the State of Texas
(Meeting Room: Trinity A)
Use data mining tools and procurement data to identify where opportunities exist for your company. Find out who your competitors are, look at their contracts and use budget information to forecast new opportunities. In addition, learn about the HUB Subcontracting Plan. This will help you understand how opportunities are available through indirect contracting with the state.

  • Laura Cagle-Hinojosa, Manager, Statewide HUB Program, Statewide Procurement Division, Texas Comptroller’s Office

TXMAS Contract
(Meeting Room: Trinity B)
Learn how to apply for a Texas Multiple Awards Schedule (TXMAS) contract and how new contracts are posted in Texas SmartBuy for government customers. TXMAS contracts are optional contracts that state agencies, institutions of higher education and Texas SmartBuy members (such as municipalities, counties and school districts) may use to buy goods and services. TXMAS contracts are based on currently awarded federal, state or local governmental contracts and adopted for Texas use.

  • Jason Ochoa, Team Lead, TXMAS Contract Development, Texas Comptroller's Office

Doing Business with the Texas Department of Transportation
(Meeting Room: San Marcos)
The Texas Department of Transportation has many DBE and HUB resources and opportunities. Learn how to navigate the agency’s website and gain valuable understanding of the resources available to your business.

  • Carlton Cooper, Business Development Specialist for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), TXDOT

Skills Development Fund – Texas Premier Job-Training Program
(Meeting Room: San Antonio)

The Office of Employers Initiatives, Skills Development Fund at the Texas Workforce Commission has a number of services available to support your workforce training needs. Grants are available to provide training to your employees.

  • Kim L. Hunziker, Program Manager, Office of Employers Initiatives, TWC
  • Thomas W. Walker Jr., CTCM, Outreach & Project Development, TWC