TxDOT’s Houston District, in collaboration with the Civil Rights Division and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Houston (ACEC Houston), held a one-day conference on April 19, 2018. The event focused on expanding the participation of DBE-, SBE-, and HUB-certified firms in highway construction projects and highlighted the professional services contracting opportunities coming up in the next 6 - 18 months.

The table displays the conference agenda and presentations.

Duration Event
8:30 - 8:50 a.m. Registration
8:50 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome
Laura Ryan, Texas Transportation Commissioner
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. TxDOT Overview
Quincy Allen, P.E., TxDOT Houston District Engineer
9:30 - 10 a.m. PEPS Overview
Gail Morea, PEPS Houston Service Center Director
10 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. HUB/DBE Overview
Michael Bryant, Civil Rights Division Director
11:15 - noon

Meet our Partners in the Industry - ACEC

  • Overview of ACEC - Houston
    Chris Lindsay, Executive Director
  • Chris Cotter, Transportation Committee Chair
  • DBE/HUB Member Spotlights
  • Prime Provider Perspectives
  • How to join ACEC Houston
noon - 1:15 p.m. Speed Networking Session during Lunch
1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Break
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. How TxDOT Procures Professional Services
Sargon Youhannazad, PEPS Houston Service Center Assistant Manager
2:15 - 3 p.m. Upcoming Houston District Professional Services Opportunities
Sargon Youhannazad and Varuna Singh
3 - 4 p.m. Overview of I-45 North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP)
Varuna Singh, HOU Alternative Delivery Program Director
4 - 4:30 p.m. Wrap Up and Final Q&A
Marc Williams, TxDOT Deputy Executive Director


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TxDOT Houston District
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P.O. Box 1386
Houston, TX 77251-1386
(713) 802-5076