Amegy Bank
Shell
Chevron
Univision
BP
KHOU
POHA
BBVA Compass
Telemundo
Houston Chronicle
Houston Airport System
cbs
BCBS
Texans
Bud Light
H-E-B
Baylor
Houston Dynamo

PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES

HHCC has collaborated with our Strategic Partners to compile valuable information regarding certifying options for your business. These partners below and more to follow, all have tremendous opportunities for small business owners to take advantage of. Please click the link below to see a glossary of the types of certifications and the certifying agencies available.

HHCC Certification Glossary

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Individual Shared Responsibility Payments:

 

CERTIFYING AND PROCUREMENT AGENCIES


CITY OF HOUSTON
Office of Business Opportunity

The Mayor's Office of Business Opportunity is committed to creating a competitive and diverse Business environment in the City of Houston by promoting the growth and success of local small businesses, with special emphasis on historically underserved groups by ensuring their meaningful participation in the government procurement process.

To apply for Minority Certifications Click Here.

To search for current Bids with COH Click Here.

To see the current purchasing catalog for COH Click Here.

For more information please contact:
Robert Gallegos
713.837.9015
Robert.gallegos(at)cityofhouston.net

HARRIS COUNTY

The mission of the Office of the Purchasing Agent is to acquire appropriate goods and services essential to the operation of Harris County government and certain other governmental agencies in a timely and prudent manner, considering quality, value, and economy. All purchases are made in compliance with the Texas Local Government Code (LGC), other relevant law and best business practices. Through anticipation of County requirements, proper planning, preparation and development of its employees, the Purchasing Office actively pursues opportunities for cost savings, economies of scale and broadening and diversification of its vendor base.

To learn how to do business with the County Click Here.

To register and see current list of Bids Click Here.

For more information please contact:
William (Bill) Perry
Contract Administrator
713-755-4961
william.perry@pur.hctx.net

STATE OF TEXAS HUB PROGRAM

Texas Procurement and Support Services (TPASS) awards and manages hundreds of statewide contracts on behalf of more than 200 state agencies and 1,800 cooperative purchasing members.

With a massive marketplace and billions of dollars in purchasing power, Texas offers abundant opportunities for vendors of a wide variety of goods and services, including minority- and women-owned businesses.

To learn how to do business with the State and its many agencies Click Here.

PORT OF HOUSTON AUTHORITY

 The Port of Houston Authority's Small Business Development Program (SBDP) was created to provide additional opportunities for local small businesses to partake in contracting and procurement at the Port of Houston Authority. By formalizing existing practices and implementing new procedures, the SBDP will allow the Port of Houston Authority to effectively target small business participation (including minority and women-owned businesses).

To learn more about opportunities with the POHA Click Here.

SBDP application form with the Port of Houston Authority Click Here.

For more information please contact:
Pedro Garcia
Office of Small Business Development
713.670.2588
pgarcia@poha.com

METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY

METRO’s policy is to promote equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all of its procurement matters in accordance with state and federal laws. The Small/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SB/DBE) Program was created to provide additional opportunities for local Small Business and Disadvantaged Enterprises to participate in contracting and procurement opportunities within METRO. METRO's SB/DBE Program is designed to include all segments of the region's business community and is open to participation without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, age or disability. METRO's SB/DBE Program applies to certain eligible contracts (federally and locally funded) and is a goal-oriented program, reguiring contractors who receive contracts from METRO to use Good Faith Efforts to utilize certified SB/DBE firms.

To learn more information about the METRO Small Business Program Click Here

To learn about the new METRORAIL Line opportunities Click Here.

To see a current list of solicitations Click Here.

For more information please contact:Shurronda MurrayBusiness Development Project Specialist713.739.4845shurronda.murray@ridemetro.org

HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

The mission of the HISD Procurement Services Department is to ensure the uninterrupted flow of goods and services needed to operate in a cost-efficient manner. That is, obtaining the right products and services, at the best cost, from the top suppliers, to the right location, at the right time.

The Procurement Service Department, a division of the Materials Management Organization, is also responsible for facilitating the processes governed by state law to ensure best practices and an equally competitive environment for the purchase of goods and services. Through this synergistic effort, both the supplier and HISD will benefit from working as business partners to strengthen the social and economic foundation of the district and the community at large.

 To learn more information about Bid Opportunities with HISD Click Here.

 

For more information please contact:
Alexis Licata
General Manager, Business Assistance
713.556.7200
tlicata@houstonisd.org

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Our mission is to have highly trained professional staff approve, record, and process purchases of goods and services for the Agency. Our purpose is to acquire the right goods and services, at the right time, at the right price, consistent with law, regulations, internal policy, and sound business judgment.

For Contracts information and the Procurement Departent Click Here

 

HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials would like to familiarize you with the process of doing business with us. We welcome the interest of vendors that can provide equipment, materials, supplies and services to the Show.

For Vendor Information with the HLSR Click Here

Current Project Bids

 

Take advantage of your membership and become certified by Metro and the Houston Minority Business Council. Call 713.644.7070 for more details.