How To Do Business With The State of Texas | Brazosport College SBDC

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Brazosport College SBDC, Corporate Learning Center, 500 College Drive, Room CLC-208, Lake Jackson, TX 77566

Registration is no longer available.

Attend this in-person session and find out what you need to know in order to add the State of Texas to your list of customers. We'll explain how the State buys goods and services and what you need to do to start selling to the State. 


  • How to research the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) codes
  • Statewide contract programs and how state agencies use them to buy goods and services
  • The Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) and how state agencies use it to locate vendors
  • Finding statewide procurement opportunities through the Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD)
  • Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Programs and eligibility requirements

This class is intended for anyone wanting to learn how to sell to the State of Texas.

Snacks provided.


Tim Healy, Procurement Advisor, APEX Accelerators

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Please Note:

Each person attending an event must have their own account. Multiple people may not register under one account.

The SBDC reserves the right to cancel a class for insufficient enrollment, weather emergencies, and other unforeseen circumstances. Should a cancellation occur, we will use the email you provided to contact you.

Preregistration is highly recommended. If an event is canceled or postponed and you have not preregistered, we will not be able to contact you.

If you choose to register at the door, you will need your mobile device to complete your registration otherwise you will not be allowed to attend.

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 Brazosport SBDC at (979) 230-3380 for accommodations, or if you have questions about this class.