About SBDC

The Del Mar College Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a federally sponsored program with the goal of assisting any business interested in pursuing Federal, State, or Local government contracts through the following services:

  • Free Confidential Counseling Sign Up Button
  • Federal, state and local registrations and certifications
  • Plan Room for Area Government Construction Projects
  • Website with Postings of Area Contracting Opportunities
  • Electronic Bid Match System
  • Interpretation of Bid Documents
  • Proposal Review Assistance
  • Network Opportunities with Area Governmental Agencies
  • Seminars and Workshops on a Variety of Procurement Topics
  • Assistance with Conversion to Electronic Commerce
  • Wide Area WorkFlow Training and Assistance

Click here to be a PTAC Client!


PTAC Corpus Christi Bid Match

Click here to register to view this free online posting service where local bid opportunities are posted for local vendors from Federal, state and area government agencies.


Local Agency - Bid Posting Sites


City of Corpus Christi Capital Programs
Learn about the City’s construction vendor requirements and opportunities.

City of Corpus Christi - Purchasing Website
The City of Corpus Christi site for information on the purchase of all equipment, materials and supplies.

Corpus Christi Regional Transport Authority
View the CCRTA Current Procurement Schedule

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Information

Port of Corpus Christi
To learn about becoming a vendor with the Port, select the Business tab from the main web site

Del Mar College
Del Mar College Purchasing Web Site

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
This is the website for the purchasing department at TAMUCC

Texas A&M University Kingsville
Procurement and HUB program link for TAMU Kingsville

Nueces County, Texas
Purchasing website for Nueces County

Corpus Christi ISD Purchasing
The Corpus Christi Independent School District Purchasing department’s home page.


State of Texas Procurement Links


TEXAS - Electronic State Business Daily
This link is a search engine for State of Texas Procurement Opportunities

Procurement at Comptroller of Public Accounts
Your first and best source for State of Texas procurement information

Texas Centralized Master Bidders List
The CMBL is a master database used by State of Texas purchasing entities to develop a mailing list for vendors to receive bids based on the products or services they can provide to the State of Texas.

Texas HUB Program
The State of Texas program website for Historically Underutilized Businesses

National Institute of Governmental Purchasing codes – NIGP
Search site for state of Texas commodity codes.

Texas Secretary of State
Business and Public Filings, Texas Business Law

Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT)
Learn about doing business with TxDOT.

Federal - Registrations


System for Award Management (SAM)
Database of basic business information from contractors that want to do business with the Federal Government.

Dun and Bradstreet
Everyone should have a DUNS Number (Data Universal Numbering System) If you do not, click here to get one! They are free and necessary for contracting.

Dynamic Small Business Search
Database of small businesses’ certifications and performance history.

IRS – Employers Identification Number (EIN) Registration page
Web site where businesses may obtain an Employer’s Identification Number.


Margie Silguero
PTAC Program Manager
Certified Contracting Assistance Specialist
(361) 698-1025


Robert Mirabal
Certified Procurement Professional
(361) 698-2221


Susie Hargress
PTAC Administrative Assistant
(361) 698-1020

PTAC Clients

Have you been awarded a contract recently that you can attribute to some type of assistance from PTAC? If so, let us hear from you. PTAC is here to assist you in any way we can!

You’re encouraged to send us an email by clicking on our names or by using this address: ptac@delmar.edu

If you are a client of PTAC, please provide your feedback here about the assistance you received


Federal Certifications


CAUTION! Assistance is available at PTAC! Call for guidance before attempting!

Woman Owned Small Business Certification (WOSB)
Expanding Federal contracting oportunities for woman-owned small businesses.

HUBZone
The HUBZone program helps qualifying small businesses gain access to federal procurement opportunities.

Small Business Development Programs
Learn about the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program.

Department of Veterans Affairs
Instructions for verification as Veteran Owned or Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.

Federal Resources


WAWF – eBusiness Suite ‘Live Site’
This is the official site for Vendors to submit Invoices.

North American Industry Classification System codes (NAICS)
A useful way to find NAICS codes for various products.

Federal Supply codes (FSC) and Product Service Codes (PSC)
Federal Supply Codes (FSC) and Product Service Codes (PSC)

Defense Logistics Agency - DLA
Through its contracting offices, DLA buys more than four million different items for Department of Defense (DoD) activities.

FedBid
A dynamic reverse-auction marketplace

FedBizOpps
FedBizOpps.gov is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000.

Federal Acquisition Regulations
Research FAR clauses included in federal solicitations

Federal Procurement Data System
Next Generation in government procurement

DoD Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Wide Area Work Flow
Training site for WAWF

Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Center APTAC
Getting government down to business

Office of Congressman Blake Farenthold

Office of Congressman Rubén Hinojosa

Office of Congressman Filemon Vela

Small Business Development Center

3209 S. Staples
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Phone: (361) 698-1021
Fax: (361) 698-1024

The Del Mar College’s Small Business Development Center is partially funded under Cooperative Agreement No. 6-603001--0049-30-DMC by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute and expressed or implied endorsement of any of the cosponsors’ or participants’ opinions, fundings, conclusions, recommendations, products or services. All SBDC programs are nondiscriminatory and open to the public. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Monica Benavides at Del Mar College, 101 Baldwin, Corpus Christi, TX 78404; 361-698-2422

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