TxDOT Small Business Briefings

TxDOT will conduct briefings around the state for small and minority-owned businesses providing contract opportunities and information on how to do business with TxDOT and with the State of Texas. The briefings will provide General Industry Sessions to include specific information on doing business in the construction, goods & services, information technology and professional engineering service industries. Breakout Sessions will cover small and minority-owned business certifications, resources for small business development, and business marketing for state contracts.

Workshop Attire

Dress for the conference will be business/business casual.



Preliminary Agenda

January 25, 2012
Norris Conference Center
2525 West Anderson Lane, Suite 365
Austin, TX 78757
ph. (512) 451-5011

Online registration available until: January 20, 2012.


Preliminary Agenda

March 1, 2012
Omni Houston Hotel Westside
13210 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77079
ph. (281) 558-8338

Online registration available until: February 24, 2012.

Registration Information

Registration Fee

$50 – Online Registration
(Please see online registration deadline below for your desired location.)
$60 – On-site Registration

Note: Speakers and TxDOT employees are NOT required to pay a registration fee.

Online Registration

Online registration deadlines are at 12:00 noon CST on the following days:

  • Austin - Friday, January 20, 2012
  • Houston - Friday, February 24, 2012

To register, please complete the online registration form.

Please Note: Payment is due by the registration deadline above. Companies who have failed to pay will be removed from the registration system and must register on-site for $60 as space allows.

You may pay your registration fee by check, money order, or credit card. Please make checks or money orders payable to TTI-SBB12 and mail your payment to Event Management & Planning (EM&P). EM&P also accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards online or over the phone.

For payment processing purposes, the vendor identification number for TTI-EM&P is 37277277275000. The federal identification number is 74-2270624.


The following cancellation schedule is set up for those that may need to cancel their registration. Each location has a different cancellation cutoff date. To receive a full refund, a cancellation request must be received in writing (via postal mail and/or email) to EM&P by 5:00 pm on or before the cancelation cutoff date.

  • Austin cancellation cutoff date - January 2, 2012
  • Houston cancellation cutoff date - February 6, 2012

No refunds will be made if the cancellation request is made after the cutoff date, NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. Please e-mail your request to events@tamu.edu. At any time, if the registered participant cannot attend this conference, someone else may attend in his/her place or you may opt to attend the next Small Business Briefing within the same fiscal year, should one be available.

On-site Registration

On-site registration is available beginning at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event for a fee of $60 payable by check, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) only.
Cash will not be accepted on-site.

For More Information

Program Contents

Autumn Harrison
Business Outreach and Program Services Branch
125 E. 11th Street
Austin, TX 78704
ph. (866) 480-2518

Registration Information

Event Management & Planning
Texas Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 862-1219 · toll-free (888) 550-5577