Welcome to the 4th Annual Small Business Contracting Forum where small business owners can explore the millions of dollars in procurement opportunities with the City of Austin! 

As an attendee, you can connect with City and County departments and learn how to succeed in the procurement process in this virtual event. Start making the most of your experience now by completing your registration and building your profile to exchange contact information. This year, you will: 

  • Learn about the millions of dollars in procurement opportunities
  • Connect with vendors in the tech industry
  • Attend a variety of breakout sessions
  • Connect with other attendees 
  • Meet with specialists about the amount they spend in your respective industry
  • Empower yourself and your business

Have a question? Email purchasingoutreach@austintexas.gov.

 

Event Agenda

Wed, Mar 30

08:30 AM

09:00 AM

09:15 AM

09:45 AM

10:30 AM

11:15 AM

12:00 PM

12:10 PM

12:30 PM

Speakers

42 Speakers

Danny Brewer
Danny Brewer

Small Business Consultant at Economic Development Department

Mariza Casales Aldrete
Mariza Casales Aldrete

Business Development Counselor II at City of Austin

Jennifer Connor
Jennifer Connor

Librarian II at Austin Public Library

Meski Goshime
Meski Goshime

Austin Public Library

Jesus Hernandez
Jesus Hernandez

Librarian at Austin Public Library

Baldemar Maldonado
Baldemar Maldonado

Wage Compliance Program Supervisor at City of Austin

Lyn Estabrook
Lyn Estabrook

Planning & Development Division Manager at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA)

Michelle Pierre
Michelle Pierre

Program Compliance Coordinator at City of Austin

Tom Hay
Tom Hay

Outreach & Training Coordinator at Texas Department of Information Resources

Chris Stewart
Chris Stewart

Interim Chief Information Officer at City of Austin

Rolando Fernandez,
Rolando Fernandez,

Officer, Capital Contracting Office at City of Austin

James Scarboro
James Scarboro

Chief Procurement Officer at City of Austin - Financial Services Department

Yolanda Miller
Yolanda Miller

Deputy Procurement Officer at City of Austin

Ed Van Eenoo
Ed Van Eenoo

City of Austin

Sai Xoomsai
Sai Xoomsai

Procurement Manager, CPPB at City of Austin Procurement

Casey Ubias
Casey Ubias

FBLP Program Manager at City of Austin - Economic Development

Spencer Cronk
Spencer Cronk

City Manager at City of Austin

Stacy (Dukes) Rhone
Stacy (Dukes) Rhone

Cole Hubbard
Cole Hubbard

Development Services Process Coordinator at City of Austin - Development Services Department

Liz Lock
Liz Lock

Procurement Supervisor at City of Austin

Erin DVincent
Erin DVincent

Procurement Manager at City of Austin

Blender Hill
Blender Hill

Business Consultant at Blender Hill Consultancy LLC

Sylnovia Holt-Rabb
Sylnovia Holt-Rabb

Director at City of Austin - Economic Development Department

Raquel Valdez Sanchez
Raquel Valdez Sanchez

Chief Operating Officer at Business & Community Lenders of Texas (BCL)

Reve Crayton
Reve Crayton

IT Supervisor at City of Austin

Daron K. Roberts
Daron K. Roberts

Abdul Mohammad
Abdul Mohammad

Accounting Manager II, CPA MBA at Financial Services Dept, Controller's Division

Melvin White
Melvin White

MRSW Management

Meskerem Goshime
Meskerem Goshime

Librarian, Reference and Adult Services

Alena Newberry
Alena Newberry

ASL Interpreter

Jenni Knetl
Jenni Knetl

ASL Interpreter at Communication by Hand

Lahoma Dade
Lahoma Dade

Owner and CEO at Events Unleashed

Alejandro Guajardo
Alejandro Guajardo

Business Development Officer at LiftFund

Alma Valdez Brown
Alma Valdez Brown

Senior Business Development Officer at LiftFund

Alicia Dean
Alicia Dean

Marketing Communications Consultant at City of Austin

Al Sarria
Al Sarria

Director - IT Service Management at Austin Energy

Valerie Slaughter
Valerie Slaughter

Aviation Division Manager at City of Austin Aviation Department

Sheyenne Alvarez
Sheyenne Alvarez

Senior Loan Officer at PeopleFund

Tom O'Neil
Tom O'Neil

Eddie Bynog
Eddie Bynog

Small and Minority Business Resources

Donovan Handy
Donovan Handy

UT Austin

Kerrica Laake
Kerrica Laake

Deputy CIO at City of Austin

Booth

18 Booth

State of Texas
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Texas Department of Information Resources (TXDIR)

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City of Austin
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Human Resources Department

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Capital Metro

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PARKS AND RECREATION

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City of Austin
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City of Austin Fleet Mobility Services

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Austin Public Library

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Authority
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LCRA - Lower Colorado River Authority (Supply Management)

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County
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Travis County Purchasing - HUB Office

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Austin Resource Recovery

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Financial Services Department - Purchasing

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Economic Development Department

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Financial Services - Capital Contracting

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Communications and Technology Management

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City of Austin
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City of Austin Aviation Department

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Austin Police Department

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Small and Minority Business Resources

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City of Austin
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City of Austin Building Services Department

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State of Texas
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Texas Veterans Commission, Veteran Entrepreneur Program

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City of Austin Small Business Contracting Forum

Mar 30, 2022