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Event: DCAA Accounting Seminar

Were you aware that winning and performing a federal government contract was only part of being a successful government contractor? Many federal contract awards are contingent upon determining a contractor’s accounting system meets established requirements, including specific written accounting policies and an accounting system that can perform specific cost, timekeeping, and billing functions. Agencies conduct unique “financial health” audits prior to awarding some contracts. Be proactive and be prepared!

​ The DCAA performs all needed contract audits for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and provides accounting and financial advisory services regarding contracts and subcontracts to all DOD components responsible for acquisition and contract administration.

This is your opportunity for the DCAA to provide targeted and in depth information, as well as the best tactics and strategies on how to establish adequate accounting systems and price proposals in El Paso!


Time: 09/12/2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: El Paso Community College, Contract Opportunities Center (PTAC)
9050 Viscount, ASC Building B, Room B324
El Paso, TX 79925
Event: Government Cybersecurity Requirements Workshop

New Government Cybersecurity Requirements Are Here!

The Federal Government has implemented new Cybersecurity requirements for Contractors, Subcontractors, and Suppliers. These requirements have implications on how Contractors, Subcontractors, and Suppliers handle, protect, and share unclassified information identified by the Government.

​ Although the Cybersecurity requirements implemented by the Defense and Civilian Government agencies differ, they are based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171. Civilian Government Contractors are already being required to comply with the new requirements; Defense Department Contractors are required to fully comply by 12/31/17.

​ Join us for a timely workshop to address the new Cybersecurity requirements, ways to comply with them, and deadlines to be met. Presented by J. Antonio Rico, P.E., ESEI.


Time: 09/19/2017
8:30 am - 10 30 am
Location: El Paso Community College Contract Opportunities Center (PTAC)
9050 Viscount, ASC Building B, Room B320
El Paso, TX 79925
Event: 12th Annual Veterans Business Conference

The El Paso Community College Contract Opportunities Center will host the 12th Annual Veterans Business Conference. The conference will be held at the Centennial Banquet & Conference Center, 11199 Sergeant E. Churchill, Fort Bliss Texas 79916 on October 24, 2017 from 8:00am – 4:00pm.


​ This conference is open to all businesses, contractors and vendors interested in contracting with government agencies. There will be a focus on Veteran/Service Disabled Veteran Owned businesses, but all businesses are invited.

​ This conference provides a venue for local and regional Veteran Owned businesses to make federal agencies and their prime contractors aware of their existence and capabilities. It further allows businesses of all socioeconomic categories to network and begin the development of business relationships. Historically, this conference has been a resource for government agencies and contractors to extend their outreach to West Texas and its veteran and commercial business community.

​ Active duty military personnel that are about to transition to civilian life and have an interest in being entrepreneurs are strongly encouraged to attend this conference. Organizations that assist in business development have been invited to participate.

​ The cost to attend is only $35. All planning to attend must pre-register. To register online please click here or call Keith Gutierrez at 915-831-7749.

​ Booth space for exhibitors will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests for booth/exhibitor space must be received at the time registrations are submitted or no later than two weeks prior to the event. There will be a fee of $100, for booth /exhibitor space, in addition to the $35 registration fee. Electricity is available for an additional fee of $25. Priority for booth/exhibitor space will be given to sponsors, government agencies and government prime contractors. All others will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as long as space is available. All booths must be paid 1 week prior to event.

​ Conference sponsorship opportunities are available. All corporate partners, supporting organizations and interested firms are invited to sponsor this event. For more information about sponsorship please click here .

If you are in need of lodging a list of hotels in close proximity to the event are provided at the following link .

Should you need any additional information or have any questions or concerns please contact Pablo Armendariz, 915‐831‐7747 email: or Keith Gutierrez, 915‐831‐7749 email ​

Time: 10/24/2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Centennial Banquet & Conference Center
11199 Sergeant E. Churchill
Fort Bliss Texas 79916
The Contract Opportunities Center is administered by the El Paso Community College