The UTSA Small Business Development Procurement Technical Assistance Center (SBDC PTAC) is pleased to share the results of activities leading to client success and economic impact for FY15. Through the financial resources of our stakeholders which include the Department of Defense, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Texas, and JPMorgan Chase Foundation, programs have been implemented to provide services in the areas of government contracting, human resource management, emergency preparedness, technology commercialization, and veterans business development.
Our team of business specialists and administrative professionals are responsible for serving over 875 clients through 3,200 hours of advising and technical assistance which resulted in the award of over $350 million in federal, state, and local contracts. The successes of some of our clients are featured throughout this report, which reflects the support of our stakeholder contributions.
In the upcoming year, we look forward to implementing new services to enhance client success. The Texas Business Opportunity and Development (TBOD) program is a new program supported by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) to increase the capacity of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) to successfully receive contracts with TXDOT. This includes business assessment and training. The Business Resource Lab/Construction Plans Room will continue to be instrumental for our construction related clients to access plans, specifications, training, technical assistance and computer resources for success in the construction industry. Our government contracting services includes 17 counties while other programs serve the entire 79-counties of the South-West Texas Border Region.