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Small, Minority, Woman, and Veteran Owned Business Enterprise (SMWVBE) Program 

Bidding Opportunities:

Alamo Colleges District Support Operations (DSO) Building

Alamo Colleges encourages the use of Small, Minority, Women and/or Veteran Owned Business Enterprises as herein below defined to assist in the implementation of this procedure through race, ethnicity, and gender-neutral means. The purpose of this program is to ensure that SMWVBE’s are provided the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in all purchasing and contracting opportunities. 

The SMWVBE Program seeks to identify Small, Minority, Women and/or Veteran Owned Business and provides assistance on how to participate in the competitive bid process for all goods and services needed by the Alamo Colleges. Our objective is to increase business opportunities and to stimulate economic growth. The SMWVBE Program assures that qualified, certified SMWVBE vendors are considered and utilized in the procurement of all goods and services. 

The SMWVBE Program is conscious of its responsibility in expending public funds in a diverse and competitive market and maintains an open door policy with all potential suppliers. Purchasing transactions are completed without regard to race, color, disability (handicap), sex, religion, age, or national origin. 

Certification Agency’s and Certification  

  The certification process for Alamo Colleges SMWVBE Program will recognize certification credentials from bona fide certifying agencies such as SCTRCA ( and The State of Texas HUB Program ( as defined below. 


 SCTRCA - “South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA)” means the agency contracted with Alamo Colleges and other local public entities for certification of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), Small Business Enterprise (SBEs), Veteran Business Enterprise (VBEs) and/or Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBEs).  The SCTRCA receives audits and certifies applications from said businesses in accordance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, as well as guidelines adopted by the SCTRCA Board of Directors, on behalf of Alamo Colleges.

  HUB - “HUB Program” means the State of Texas HUB Program of the Texas Procurement and Support Services (TPASS) division of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.  TPASS certifies HUB-eligible applicant suppliers and maintains a list of HUB-certified suppliers for Texas state agencies and governmental entities.


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  Commodity Codes - Agencies use the class-item numbering and descriptions found in this book to properly code products or services on their requisitions and purchases, so informal and formal invitations for bid will reach vendors that have indicated they are capable of furnishing the required materials, equipment, supplies, and services. 


 Bidders are encouraged to become familiar with the format and contents of this book as they apply to the Centralized Master Bidders List search and vendor profiling. It is extremely important to both agencies and ptential bidders that bidder class-item selections are correct. The State of Texas encourages agencies to make the most efficient use of tax dollars and this includes judicious use of printing and postage for bid invitations. 



 For more information contact: 

Ross Mitchell

SMWVBE Coordinator





Contact Information

Gary O'Bar, C.P.M.

Jeremy Taub
Assistant Director

Karen Gottfried
Assistant Director

Andrea Manez
Assistant Director Contract Administration

Alamo Colleges
Purchasing & Contract Administration
1743 N. Main Ave., Bldg. 41, Room 101
San Antonio, Texas 78212-4299

Phone: 210-485-0100
Fax: 210-486-9022

Hours of Operation:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday

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