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UH Bauer Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Getting Prepared to Do Business with Local Government

On Demand
Until Jul 31
Topic: Government Contracting

If you want a copy of the presentation used in this webinar, see below for a link you can select that will allow you to view and download the presentation.

This is an on-demand webinar to teach you the initial steps you need to take to become eligible to sell to local government.

After completing the registration for this webinar, you will receive an email containing a link for you to access the presentation slides. The slides contain active links that will take you the websites addressed in this webinar.

In this webinar you will learn:

  1. How to select your North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes.

This includes a review of the U.S. Census Bureau website with a demonstration on how to select your codes.

  1. How to select your National Institute of Governmental Purchasing Codes (NIGP).

This includes a review of the State Comptroller's Purchasing website with a demonstration on how to select your NIGP codes.

  1. How to apply for a Dun and Bradstreet DUNS number.

  2. A discussion on the requirement to register with each local government agency you want to sell your goods and services (including construction).

An actual registration is not shown. We will review the registration process for the City of Houston and METRO by reviewing their websites to help you understand what is required to register with these agencies including the information and documents required.

  1. About local government certification programs (MBE, WBE, SBE, and PDBE) with a discussion on the eligibility process and documents required for the City of Houston and METRO.

We do not review the websites or review how to complete a certification application package. The training provides you general information on local government certification programs.

  1. About the numerous local government agencies you can register with to sell your goods and services. A list of agencies and links to their procurement department website is provided.

  2. How to access other free workshops the UH PTAC offers in a variety of government procurement subjects.

Speaker(s): Tim Scarborough


Fee: No Cost

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