Please Note: This class has reached its capacity. No registrations will be taken online or at the door. Please call 713.752.8488 or email to be added to the wait list.

How to Do Business with the State of Texas

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Houston Center SBDC

Registration is no longer available.

Government Area:  State of Texas Government procurement.  Federal and Local Government procurement opportunities are not addressed in this workshop.

Target Audience:  This workshop is intended for individuals who want to learn how to do business with the State of Texas.

Workshop Description:  Do you want to do business with the State of Texas, but are not sure what is required?  Let us show you!  This workshop will introduce you to the essential programs for understanding how the State of Texas does business and the steps necessary for you to conduct business with the state.

The TX Comptroller of Public Accounts State Purchasing website is the location for you to learn how to do business with the State of Texas.  We will review the website to:

  • Research your National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) codes;
  • Review statewide contract programs;
  • Discuss how the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) is used by state agencies to locate vendors;
  • Show you where to find statewide procurement opportunities through the CMBL and outreach marketing; and
  • Review the eligibility and application process for the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) program.

This workshop is hands-on to help enhance your learning.  You will have a seat at a computer and will we walk you through the TX Comptroller of Public Accounts State Purchasing website to introduce you to their various procurement programs.

Learning Objective: The objective of this workshop is to help you understand how to do business with State of Texas.


Dennis McIntosh, Procurement Advisor, UH Procurement Technical Assistance Center  

Please Note:

No one will be admitted to computer workshops later than 10 minutes past the start time. 
This training is conducted on PC computers - MAC computers are not used.

Please do not bring your laptops as we cannot offer assistance using them and the exercises used during the workshop cannot be loaded to personal laptops. Each participant will have a PC computer to work on during the workshop.

Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain.  Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.

No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop.

Only service animals allowed - If you need to bring a service animal with you to a workshop please contact us ahead of time. 

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the University of Houston SBDC at 713-752-8488 for accommodations, or if you have questions about this class.