MAY 5, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



The El Paso Community College Contract Opportunities Center will host the 16th Procurement and Contracting Symposium. The conference will be held at the Centennial Banquet & Conference Center, 11199 Sergeant E. Churchill, Fort Bliss, Texas 79916 on May 5, 2020, from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.


This conference has historically been an important event for the business communities in El Paso County, West Texas and Southern New Mexico.  It has also presented an opportunity for government agencies and government prime contractors to extend their outreach to the region.  Invitations have been sent to all federal agencies, all known government prime contractors, regional state and local governments, and small business concerns throughout the region, and beyond.



  1. Federal, State, and Local Government Representatives

  2. Prime Contractors

  3. Small Business Firms

  4. Individuals interested in Training Sessions

  5. Individuals and Firms interested in Forecasts and Upcoming Projects



  1. To Network and Develop potential working relationships with Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies, Buyers, Prime and Sub Contractors, Suppliers, Providers, and the Regional Business Community. 

  2. Participate in Excellent Training Sessions that are provided by Respected National Trainers

  3. To Receive Government Contracting Guidance, Updates, and Upcoming Forecasts.


Don’t miss this chance to network in one of El Paso's Best and Largest Contracting Event.


General Registration Fees:  The registration fee is $35 per person (presenters & panelists excluded).  The registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. To register please visit the General Registration page.


Government Registration: There are no registration fees for Government Funded Entities.  Government Funded Entities may register up 2 attendees and may include a booth at no cost.  Any Government Registration that includes more than two attendees will incur of $35 registration fee for each attendee beyond the initial 2 waived attendees.  Government Funded Entities may register at our Government Registration Page.

Booth Space: 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 the event.  Booth space is 8ft wide.  Any display that is wider than 8ft must be noted when registering so that proper accommodation can be made.  Please note that any display wider than 10 ft may require the purchase of additional booth space.


Sponsorship Opportunities: 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.


Lodging: If you are in need of lodging a list of hotels in close proximity to the event is 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

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The Contract Opportunities Center, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DOD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DOD or DLA.