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Houston Community College – Contractor’s Town Hall – March 6, 2018

March 6, 2018 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
8:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Program start
HCC W. Loop Campus, 5601 W. Loop South, Houston, TX 77081
Veronica R. Douglas, Manager, HCC Small Business Development Program
Liz Lara-Carreno, Program Director, Goldman Sachs 10KSB
 HCC Facilities Department overview of the types of goods and services needed
 Be prepared to bid! Navigate the HCC procurement process
 Understanding building code and permitting in the City of Houston
 Benefits of utilizing minority/women contractors
 Identifying contracting opportunities in Houston and nationwide
 Texas Lien Law – Understanding mechanics of getting paid on public construction contracts in Texas
Marshall Heins, Chief Facilities Officer, HCC
Christopher Burton, Director of Procurement Operations, HCC
Christon Butler, Acting Deputy Director, City of Houston Permitting Center
Sandra Janak, President, WC A/Owner, Aspire Sales & Electrical Services, LLC.
Warren Winston, Business Advisor, Houston MBDA Business Center
J. Goodwille Pierre, Esq. Owner, Goodwille Pierre, LLC/The Pierre Firm, PLLC

METRO’S Meet the Buyers Day

Great event!!!


METRO’s Office of Small Business Presents:

“Meet METRO’s Buyers!”

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: “The State of METRO”

2:30pm – 4:30pm: Face-to-Face with Procurement Buyers

METRO Administration Building

1900 Main @ St. Joseph Parkway * Houston, Texas 77002


METRO’s “Meet The Buyers,” is the ultimate opportunity for our Small Business Community to actually introduce your business face-to-face to our Buyers.  Bring your Business Cards and Capability Statements!


Prior to Face-to-Face with our Buyers, we encourage each of you to come and hear “The State of METRO” Presented by our President and CEO, Thomas Lambert.  You will also get to hear from our Chief Procurement Officer and his Management Team!

Please RSVP by clicking the link below:;

We Look Forward to Seeing You At METRO’s “Meet The Buyers!”

Govology U – Subcontractor Expectations in Federal Contracting

Completed Govology U Class on August 10, 2017 


Course Status: Completed

Course Number: Gov 227
Format: Live webcast (on-demand webcast will be available on Monday, August 14, 2017)
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Presenter: Stephanie Amend
NCMA Certifications: 1.5 CPEs
APTAC CPP Certification: 0.75 ATC
APTAC CPP BOK: C.14 Subcontracting – General Principles (Core)

Course Materials

PTAC – Joint Ventures and the New SBA All Small Mentor Protégé Program

Very great job Valerie Coleman!!!




Joint Ventures and the New SBA All Small Mentor Protégé Program
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Government Area:  Federal Government
Target Audience:  This workshop is intended for individuals that want to better understand the rules that apply to joint ventures (JV) for doing business with the Federal Government and introduce you to the new Small Business Administration (SBA) All Small Mentor Protégé (MPProgram.

Workshop Description:  The workshop will address the rules, risks, and benefits of a joint venture doing business with the Federal Government.  We will discuss size standards, affiliation, and limitations on subcontracting and explain how each applies to a JV.  We will also introduce you to the new SBA All Small Mentor Protégé Program.  This program allows an approved protégé and mentor to joint venture as a small business for any Federal Government prime contract or subcontract; provided the protégé qualifies as a small business for the specific procurement.  Under this new program the mentor can be other than small business in the MP / JV relationship.

Learning Objective:  The objective of the workshop is to provide you an understanding of how joint ventures do business with the Federal Government and introduce you to the SBA All Small Mentor Protégé Program


Valerie J. Coleman, Program Manager, Prime Contracts Program, Office of Government Contracting, U.S. Small Business Administration

NCAM Small Business Council

Simmons-Johnson Consulting, LLC will be participating in this JSC SBC event!

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

University of Houston Clear Lake,
Bayou Building, Level II – Bayou Theater and Atrium II

2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, Texas 77058