The Texas Department of Transportation will conduct a small business briefing and conference in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area.

The conference will provide small businesses with information on how to do business with TxDOT and other major state agencies, counties, cities and corporations, including information on how these entities procure services and purchase products.

General industry sessions will include an overview of TxDOT toll projects and contracting opportunities on toll way projects, professional services, consulting contracts and state contracting for information technology products and services.  

Several breakout sessions targeted to small businesses will be conducted on financial resources for small businesses and marketing one’s small business to the state, small business certifications and technical assistance for small business development.  

As a special feature of this briefing, small businesses will have an opportunity to bid on on-the-spot contracts under $25,000. In order to participate in bidding on the on-the-spot contracts, participants must register online at http://tti.tamu.edu/conferences/sbb07/.  

The briefing will conclude with an industry networking session and reception.

The briefing will be held Feb. 20-21 at the Radisson Hotel, 100 Alta Mesa East Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76134. To view registration and conference agenda, visit http://tti.tamu.edu/conferences/sbb07/.  

For additional information, contact the Business Opportunity Programs Office toll-free at 1-866-480-2518.