Small Business Inclusion: A Study of TxDOT’s Consultant Procurement Program

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) sought the services of a public institution of higher education to conduct a study of TxDOT’s professional services contracting program through an Interagency Contract (IAC). The Request for Proposal (RFP) stated that it had come to TxDOT’s attention that certain small firms feel disadvantaged under its professional services contracting program. While small firms enjoy success as sub-providers under the program, comparatively few are selected as prime providers. TxDOT wished to enhance the success of small firms in this regard. Two central questions were addressed in the study: 1) Relative to large firms, why are more small firms not awarded prime contracts? 2) What are the measures that can be implemented to improve the success rate of small firms, such that more small firms are awarded prime contracts? The key deliverable for the study was this Final Report


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 180p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01485048
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 48-2XXIA001
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2013 1:22PM