How do we engage the business community?
To ensure small minority, and women-owned businesses are aware of current contracting opportunities, the District conducts the following:
- Maintain a distribution list of small minority-, and women-owned businesses expressing interest in contracting with the Austin ISD.
- Promote contracting opportunities at many public outreach and procurement events.
- Provide subcontractors with tools to network with general contractors.
- Inform contractors about the 2017 AISD Bond that is modernizing all 130 District facilities. Learn about upcoming projects at AISDFuture.com
Congratulations to our HUB Program Director's Retirement
Our Austin ISD HUB Director, Mrs. Debra Dibble Boone has officially retired this past September 2019. Mrs. Boone's passion for creating equity and opportunities for minorities in Central Texas is an inspiration for us all. As the founding director of the AISD HUB Program Department in 2017, she succeeded in developing an outstanding HUB team, increasing minority participation, and strengthening community relationships with Austin ISD. Before leading AISD's HUB program and serving as assistant director for the City of Austin's program, Debra worked at Motorola and Texas Instruments in manufacturing, contracting and quality engineering. She also managed the HUB procurement programs at both companies.
2019 Luna Awards
Thurs., September 5, 2019 | 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM CST
Location: Trinity Hall 311 East 5th St. Austin, TX 78701
The Luna Awards celebrates the achievements of women, women-owned businesses and advocates who promote and develop women at all levels in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction. Austin ISD is a proud supporter of the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association and looks forward to seeing you at the Regional Luna Awards Reception on Thursday, September 5, 2019, in Austin, Texas. For more information on the Luna Awards Reception, or to register for the event, please visit the registration page.
3rd Annual Central Texas Small Business Partnership Conference
Wed., May 17, 2019 | 2:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST
Please join us at the 3rd Annual Central Texas Small Business Partnership Conference (CTSBP) hosted by Austin Community College (ACC), Austin ISD (AISD), City of Austin, Capital Metro, and Travis County MBE/WBE/DBE/HUB programs on May 17, 2019. The conference will provide business best practices from Prime Firms and sub-consultants/subcontractors success stories.
February Outreach Participants
2017 Bond CMR Outreach Event with the HUB Program Department
Wed., February 27, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
Location: Carruth Administration Center - 1111 W. 6th Street, Board Auditorium, B-100, Austin, TX 78703
Please join us for an opportunity to learn about upcoming construction projects with Austin ISD. Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMR) Firms will share information about subcontracting opportunities with minority businesses.
Vendor Info Session with the HUB Program Department
Tue., January 22, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
Location: Carruth Administration Center, 1111 W. 6th Street, Building B, Suite B-300, Austin, TX 78703
This one-hour monthly session provides information about the HUB Program Phase II Rollout. Sessions takes place at the Carruth Administration Center, Building B, Suite B-300 and includes a small group (maximum of 20 attendees) of local minority & woman-owned vendors who would like to pursue procurement opportunities with Austin ISD.
- A sign-up sheet documents all attendees
- Survey sheet are provided at the end of each session
- Additional outreach information is provided at the end of each session (SBA info, event flyers, etc.)
Training Session Agenda
- Welcome & Introductions
- HUB Program Rollout
- HUB Coordinator Role
- Overview of HUB Program website
- Current Bid Opportunities
- Do you know Austin ISD?
- I'm HUB Certified: What's Next?
- Q & A