Small Business Programs
Sell your products and services to federal, state and local government agencies, pursue international markets, receive free technical engineering assistance, or obtain discounted professional services through our specialty programs. If you are looking to expand your market and have decided that the state or federal government is the place for your goods or services, let the SHSU SBDC help guide you through the steps and paperwork. Our consultants make navigating through the process quick and easy. If you are interested in selling to the government, give us a call at (936) 294-3737 and let us work for you.
State of Texas
There are two avenues to consider when selling to the Lone Star State. Utilize the Central Master Bidders List (CMBL) and/or get certified as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB), both managed through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
The CMBL is a master database of companies used by State of Texas purchasing entities to send vendors notification of bid opportunities based on the products or services they can provide to the State of Texas.
Manufacturers, suppliers, and other vendors wishing to furnish materials, equipment, supplies, and services to the state should register for the CMBL to receive notices of bidding opportunities. Annual registration/renewal fees are required and may be paid on-line by credit/debit card or check debit (US addresses only) or via a printable application. Online Application
HUB Certification is a business designation that is determined by the business owner's status:
The statewide HUB Program facilitates the use of HUBs in state procurement and provides information on the state’s procurement process to minority and woman-owned businesses. Find out more about the HUB Certification program.
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Innovation and Technology
Looking for funding to help with the research and development of an innovative technology? Look into the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technolgy Transfer (STTR) programs. Find out about the various federal agencies that participate, and learn if you are eligible to apply for SBIR or STTR funding. Learn more about SBIR.
Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP)