abj Austin Business Journal 2012

  • Nabers: Contractors should watch TxDOT – 11/30/2012
    Professional service firms and construction companies in the Austin area would be wise to monitor opportunities that will be announced in the next few months by the Texas Department of Transportation. There will be an abundance of upcoming statewide, regional and local initiatives. [more]
  • Capital Metro to have contracting opportunities soon – 11/02/2012
    Central Texas contractors, consultants and technology companies should keep the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority on their radar for the next few months. There are numerous high-dollar contracting opportunities on the immediate horizon. [more]
  • Nabers: Making public-private partnerships work – 07/16/2012
    Mary Scott Nabers, president and CEO of Austin-based Strategic Partnerships Inc., wrote in Forbes recently that the privatization of public services is becoming more common and is creating an economic entrepreneurial surge. [more]
  • Local governments ready to contract with techies – 07/13/2012
    It is budget time for public officials in Central Texas, and it appears that software solutions and upgrades are a high priority. Deferred technology spending has caused pent-up demand. [more]
  • Push is on for public-private partnerships – 07/06/2012
    In the 10 months that the Texas Facilities Commission has been accepting unsolicited proposals for public-private partnerships it’s received nine offers, and six of those are for new buildings in Austin — spurred, in part, by a year-old law meant to clarify such arrangements. [more]
  • Texas colleges offer contracting opportunities – 06/08/2012
    Enrollment is robust at local colleges and universities, spurring an increased need for housing and upgrades to facilities. The result is many short-term and long-term opportunities for general contractors, subcontractors, architectural and engineering firms, and furniture, fixture and equipment providers. [more]
  • Nabers: Bond votes to yield contracts – 05/04/2012
    In May, residents in 60 Texas communities — including 11 cities, two community colleges, one hospital district and 46 school districts — will vote on bond propositions totaling about $1.8 billion. [more]
  • Companies to get gov. work done – 04/06/2012
    There is a new day dawning for governments and municipalities across the land. Public-private partnerships, commonly called P3s, represent a sea change in the way government services are delivered. [more]