Government Contracting

Katrina Wade-Miller, Interim 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.

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    Contact Info

    North Texas SBDC
    Dallas County Community College Dsitrict
    Bill J. Priest Institute for
    Economic Development
    1402 Corinth Street
    Dallas, Texas 75215

    (214) 860-5831