Wednesday, November 20, 2019
7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration – Exhibitors, Conference Participants
8:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. Opening Remarks, Texas Comptroller’s Office
Remarks from Gold Sponsors:
“Primes – Looking for HUBs for Subcontracting Opportunities” Announcement
9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Rio Grande Exhibit Hall B - Open
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
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.
The first phase of the Capitol Complex Project includes two new office buildings and five levels of underground parking. Within this phase, 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.
Prime Contractor Speakers:
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 for forecasting future opportunities. In addition, information about the HUB Subcontracting Plan will be provided. This will help provide an understanding of the opportunities available through direct and indirect contracting with the state.
State of Texas universities and institutes of higher education purchase a wide array of goods and services to support their academic, research and public service missions. Operational activities such as student housing, food services, bookstores, information technology services, branding and marketing services, research and lab equipment, medical equipment, and office administration all provide opportunity for HUBs. Join representatives from these institutions to better understand their procurement processes and opportunities to contract with them.
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
This workshop will explain how to increase your visibility for state contracting opportunities and the importance of maintaining and updating your business profile page.
This workshop will allow you to gain the knowledge and professional expertise you will need to take your business to the next level. Certification is key to marketing your business.
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and Texas Department of Transportation will provide you with information on how to become Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) certified.
Learn about requirements and options for traditional and non-traditional business funding.
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.
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Rio Grande Exhibit Hall B - Networking
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Rio Grande Exhibit Hall A
Welcoming Remarks and Moderator:
Hendrickson High School MCJROTC Hawk Battalion
Invocation Cassandra Johnson, HUB Specialist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Remarks from Platinum Sponsors:
Oscar Orduno, Inc.
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Rio Grande Exhibit Hall B - Networking
3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
This workshop will highlight key tips to make your proposal a stronger candidate for winning a contract, and it explains what the procurement staff are seeking in the review process.
A great proposal can be decisive in winning a contract, but a poor one can cause you to lose the contract.
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.Speaker:
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.
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).
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.