dbj Dallas Business Journal 2011

  • State staff cuts make tech upgrades more essential – 12/09/2011
    Public officials are set to purchase telecommunication products and services at a rapid pace in 2012. Technology products and services are being classified as essential because of staff reductions throughout the state at all levels of government. [more]
  • Work still to be done at universities – 11/11/2011
    Construction opportunities on university campuses in Texas will be abundant in the next few months even though legislators failed to give public universities the authority to issue tuition revenue bonds. Some planned projects could be delayed because of the bonding issue, but other financing mechanisms are available. [more]
  • Bond elections offer opportunities – 10/07/2011
    In November, voters in 34 Texas communities will be asked to approve approximately $2.3 billion in bond funding for capital improvement projects. Although the number of bond elections is fewer than in past years, the average bond package size is more than double what was seen in May when 84 bond elections totaling $2.6 billion were held. [more]
  • Texas contracting opportunities abound in infrastructure – 08/05/2011
    Texas developers, contractors and architecture and engineering firms interested in infrastructure and construction projects received a big boost from the Texas Legislature this past session. Several bills signed by the governor provide funding and funding mechanisms that pave the way for much-needed projects. [more]
  • Selling to Government – 07/01/2011
    Companies that offer services related to facilities and equipment will be glad to hear that there are many upcoming opportunities in government marketplaces. There is an abundance of immediate opportunities, as well. [more]
  • Selling to Government – 05/06/2011
    Funding efforts under way at the state and local levels of government are likely to provide billions of dollars for higher education construction projects during the next few years. Contractors interested in these opportunities should begin monitoring activities now. [more]
  • Selling to Government: Know what is needed – 03/04/2011
    The fact that there is less money for government entities to spend in their 2012 budgets should alert government contractors to numerous new opportunities. Four areas that hold immediate contracting opportunities are professional services, energy assistance, outsourcing and P3s (public/private partnerships). [more]
  • Selling to Government: Requests for information – 02/04/2011
    It is common for new government contractors to become confused by a solicitation called a Request for Information. Responding to an RFI definitely provides a competitive advantage. [more]
  • Government audits mean millions of dollars in contracting opportunities – 01/07/2011
    Audit firms capture millions of dollars in new business each year from cities, counties, school districts and state agencies. Those numbers are expected to increase significantly in the coming months. [more]