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2020 Small Business Contracting Forum

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Palmer Events Center

900 Barton Springs Road

Austin, TX 78704

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To learn about procurement opportunities, the City of Austin invites you to attend the 2nd Annual 2020 Small Business Contracting Forum.

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The 2020 Small Business Contracting Forum will include:

  • Information about millions of dollars in procurement opportunities
  • Ability to interact with City of Austin Purchasing Office staff and subject matter experts from over 100 invited City of Austin Departments along with area cities and counties.
  • TECH Talk: Exploring Technology Opportunities: Learn about the opportunities to provide the technology to make the City of Austin run. You will meet City senior IT leaders and hear their priorities.
  • Breakout sessions designed to help you:
  1. How to Register with the City of Austin-learn about how to register as a vendor to do business with the City of Austin
  2. Get Paid: City of Austin Vendor Payment Process-required information to get paid by the City of Austin
  3. Creating Responsive Bids, Proposals and Offers-discover how to respond to solicitations issued by the Purchasing Office (focus on IFBs and RFPs)
  4. BizAid Business Orientation – overview of nonprofit and government resources to help you start or grow your small business
  5. Runway to Opportunities: Austin Airport Capital Expansion Program-learn about the Austin Bergstrom Expansion Program
  6. Resources Roadmap: Growing Your Business-recognize nonprofit and government resources available
  7. Job Order Contracting -understand the City of Austin’s Job contract opportunities for maintenance, alteration, renovation, remediation and minor construction/repairs of City facilities.
  8. Search for Success: Navigating Austin Finance Online-learn to research related contracts and solicitations.
  9. Certification 101: An Overview of Minority- and/or Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certifications -provides attendees with an overview of the various types of certifications available to small businesses who are interested in doing work with local, state, or federal government.
  • And more

Register by Friday, February 28, 2020 to receive FREE PARKING

For continually updated information about the event please visit austintexas.gov/purchasing.

For any other questions, email the Purchasing Office at purchasingoutreach@austintexas.gov or

call (512) 974-2938 for Ana or (512) 974-2038 for Todd.

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