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Event: Wide Area Workflow Training

The Contract Opportunities Center will have a WAWF Training course on July 16, 2014 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at 9050 Viscount Blvd Bldg. B., Rm 324, El Paso, TX 79925. Seating is limited to 20 persons and the cost is only $125.

What is WAWF? WAWF is a convenient online solution that allows vendors to electronically submit invoices and receiving reports; allows the Government to perform inspection and acceptance of goods and services, and interfaces with payment systems to receive transactions electronically. With WAWF, your company can:

  • Submit invoices and receiving reports real-time, directly via the Internet, or by using File Transfer Protocol or Direct Electronic Data Interchange.
  • Be paid in a timelier fashion due to the reduction of lost or misplaced documents, and quicker document routing.
  • Be paid in a timelier fashion due to the reduction of lost or misplaced documents, and quicker document routing.
  • Have total visibility of document status.
  • Receive system-generated e-mails advising you of action taken by the government inspection and acceptance officials, or if an invoice is rejected.
Why use WAWF? In 2001, the government passed a law stating that all vendors doing business with the Department of Defense must use an electronic method for submitting invoices and supporting documentation (Public Law 106-398). In 2003, the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) was updated to include DFARS Clause 252.232.7003. This clause, requiring use of electronic invoicing tools has been inserted into many of the contracts you currently hold with the government.

Time: July 16, 2014
Location: 9050 Viscount Blvd., Bldg. B., Room 324
El Paso, Texas 79925
Event: 9th Annual Veterans Conference

9th Annual Veterans Business Conference

An Invitation to Participate:

The El Paso Community College Contract Opportunities Center, in conjunction with the office of Congressman Beto O¡¯Rourke, has joined with the El Paso Small Business Consortium to plan and host the 9th Annual Veterans Business Conference. The conference will be held at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, Bldg. 11199 SGT E. Churchill, Fort Bliss, Texas on August 14, 2014 from 8:00am ¨C 4:00pm.

This conference provides a venue for regional veteran and disabled 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 business community. While this conference targets veteran or disabled veteran-owned businesses the opportunity to network with potential business partners, teaming or joint venture partners can be advantageous.

Active duty military personnel that are about to transition to civilian life and have an interest in being entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend this conference. Organizations that assist in business development have been invited to participate. For those veterans to be, employers that are seeking to hire veterans have been extended invitations to be on hand for interviews.

The cost to attend is only $25 (there is no cost to Government Agencies) and those planning to attend must pre-register. To obtain registration forms please contact Keith Gutierrez at 915-831-7749 or go to and register online.

Conference sponsorship opportunities are available. All corporate partners, supporting organizations and interested firms are invited to sponsor this event. A listing of sponsorship categories will be included with registration forms. Exhibitor space for sponsors is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests for exhibitor space must be received at the time registrations are submitted or no later than two weeks prior to the event. If special accommodations are required, such as electrical connections or if your display is wider than 8 feet, please note that on your sponsor registration form.

For additional information, questions or concerns, contact Joseph Conway, 915-831-7748, or Keith Gutierrez, 915-831-7749,

Time: August 14, 2014
Location: Centennial Banquet and Conference Cente
Bldg. 11199 SGT E. Churchill
Fort Bliss, Texas

The Contract Opportunities Center is administered by the El Paso Community College