Charles Waldrop, Director
Bill J. Priest Institute
of El Centro College
1402 Corinth Street
Dallas, Texas 75215
Phone: (214) 860-5889
Fax: (214) 860-5867
Follow Government Contracting:
For the 49-county northeast Texas area, we serve as a liaison between you and a variety of business organizations all committed to the same objective – building a solid, long-term relationship that will help your company improve and grow.
Whether it’s helping you identify new government markets or assisting you with preparing bid documents, the expert technical assistance we provide eliminates the red tape and helps you overcome the challenges you face as a business owner.
Get the Facts
Government is the largest buyer in the United States
Government buys over $750 billion in products and services annually
Government is a reliable, continuous source of business
Government buys all types of supplies and services, including construction
Consider the Benefits
Minimize time-consuming tracking of bid opportunities
Complete government buying correctly the first time
Stay up-to-date on changes in buying regulations
Retrieve bid information instantly using latest technology
Helping Your Business Make It Happen
Experienced procurement specialists
Customized services tailored to your company’s needs
Access to thousands of government buying opportunities
Extensive assistance at each stage of the contracting process
Training to assist your business in complying with government requirements
Results, not words!
Services and Resources
Automated bid matching from thousands of buying offices, tailored to individual client specifications
Assistance in obtaining solicitations, references, specifications, and drawings from buying offices
Assistance with obtaining certification as a small, minority-owned or woman-owned business
Networking opportunities with general contractors and trade organizations
Market research to locate government agencies that buy your products or services
Referrals to other assistance activities
Access to library of federal, state and local procurement resources
Assistance with bid package preparation
Information on federal/state/local procurement actions
Information on electronic commerce/electronic data interchange
Pre/post-award contract assistance
Workshops and seminars on a variety of contracting topics
Assistance with preparing bidders mailing list applications
Help in locating subcontracting opportunities
Assistance with marketing on the Internet
Seminars & Workshops
This series of seminars helps small business owners learn how to offer goods and services to government agencies. Go to the NTSBDC Training Calendar and select “__Government Contracting SBDC” for a schedule of our workshops and seminars.
In addition to the services described above, the Government Contracting SBDC, in coordination with its host organization, the Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development, provides business advising and training services to the small businesses located in the Business Incubation Center (BIC) at the Institute. For more information on the BIC, including how to become a tenant, call 214-860-5900.
Visit the SBA Contracting page for more information on government contracting.