Small Contractor Participation Assistance Program
The purpose of the Small Contractor Participation Assistance Program is to ensure full opportunity for participation by small contractors in certain public works projects involving a contract or aggregated multiple contracts with an estimated cost of more than $1 million. Designated staff members of the Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) are available to provide general information about the program as well as technical assistance for building construction projects managed by TFC. Efforts are currently underway to determine the additional measures needed for development and implementation of other program requirements such as:
- methods for the centralized purchase of insurance;
- a technical assistance plan to aid small contractors in developing the skills necessary to participate in the program;
- a financing assistance plan to aid small contractors in preparing bond application packages and obtaining required bonds; and
- safety training.
Further information about these initiatives will be added to this website as it becomes available.
During the construction solicitation and award process for each building project, TFC staff will provide technical assistance pertaining to:
- the solicitation documents and process;
- construction plans, specifications, and addenda;
- project schedules, sequencing, or phasing;
- clarifications regarding determination of quantities and preparation of estimates; and
- the state solicitation process and contract requirements.
Information on all active projects managed by TFC is updated regularly and includes project descriptions, project status, and budget summaries. Once building projects are ready for construction solicitation and award, construction plans will be made available in plan rooms throughout the state. All solicitations for upcoming building construction projects managed by TFC will be available through the Electronic State Business Daily feature of the Window on State Government website maintained by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. In addition to active construction solicitations, this link will list all current business opportunities with TFC.
Program Contact Information:
Program Coordinator & Technical Assistance Contact
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