Business Connect


El Paso’s emerging entrepreneurial community offers quality products and services in a wide range of industries. Business Connect 2016 will introduce small businesses to large local, regional and national private and public sector organizations as a means to stimulate business relationships and contracts.

Who is invited to participate?
Small businesses interested in contracting products and services with large private and public sector organizations.
Local, state and national private and public sector organizations interested in contracting with small businesses offering quality products and services.


Attendees can expect to visit with:
El Paso Electric Company
Holloman AFB, NM
Pride Industries
Reeves County Detention Center
Tigua, Inc.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission
University Medical Center of El Paso
Western Refining and more....

U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission

Upcoming Requirements for FY17

  • Janitorial Services for Las Cruces Field Office (Base + Up to 4 Option Years)
  • Shredding Services for Headquarters (Base + Up to 4 Option Years)
  • Moving Services (Base + Up to 4 Option Years)
  • Trash Disposal American Dam Field Officer (Base + Up to 4 Option Years)
  • Rental of Postage Meters for Headquarters and 2 Field Offices (Base + Up to 4 Option Years)
  • Intermittent Recurring Services
  • Translation Services for ALL Field Offices
  • Heavy Equipment (Tractors, Excavators, Mowers, Dump Trucks)
  • Heavy Equipment Repair
  • Heavy Equipment Parts
  • Generator Repair
  • Power Plant Equipment Repair
  • Power Plant Equipment Parts
  • Furniture
  • Fuel
  • Relocation

Year-End Purchases

  • Heavy Equipment (tractors, excavators, mowers)
  • IT Equipment (printers, laptops, CPUs, monitors)

The USIBWC posts their requirements to:

  • GSA eBuy
  • Federal Contract Opportunities Center in El Paso, TX

Reeves County Detention Center
Below you will find a summarized list of high expensed items or items purchased in large quantities. 
CURRENTLY BID (annually):

  • Inmate Clothing: socks, underwear, t-shirts, Khaki pants and smock, White pants and smock, x-strap thongs, deck shoes, composite toe boots, and plain boots.
  • Linen Supplies:   towels, wash clothes, bed sheets, pillow cases, blankets (wool), laundry bags, mattresses.
  • General Cleaning Supplies (brooms, mops, buckets, gloves, etc.)
  • Floor & Window Maintenance cleaning supplies
  • Kitchen Supplies (Styrofoam plates, cups, gloves)
  • Dish Machine Chemicals
  • Kitchen Dilution Chemicals
  • Laundry Dilution Chemicals
  • Green Products (cleaning supplies)
  • Trash liners
  • Paper Goods – Toilet paper, paper towels
  • Copy Paper
  • County Uniforms & Work Boots: BDU Jackets and pants, Polo shirts, embroidery, all weather jackets, Composite Toe work boots.
  • Motor Oils and Fuels
  • Aggregate for surface treatment
  • Asphalt, Emulsions
  • Inmate Lab Services
  • Inmate Pharmacy Services
  • Inmate Food (beef, chicken, turkey, fish, fruits and vegetables, beans, rice, frozen foods, canned foods, bread, flour, tortillas, spices, etc.) – NO pork products
  • Kosher microwavable meals
  • Gasoline
  • Diesel Fuel


  • Inmate drug screen cups: services and supply
  • ID Supplies (cards and ink)
  • Basic Office Supplies & Furniture
  • Commercial Food Service Equipment and Repair
  • Food Service Supplies - pallet jacks, trash cans, utensils, meal trays, plastic cups, sporks
  • Commercial Washer and Dryer supply and repair
  • Food Service Vent Hood cleaning
  • Freezer Repair and Service
  • A/C Unit repair and supply
  • HVAC Unit repair and supply
  • Shaker fence repair and supply
  • Computer and networking, printers, toner and supplies
  • Pest Control service and supply (monthly or as needed)
  • Barber Supplies: razors (electric/water proof) and clippers, battery operated razors
  • Safety Supplies
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Ammunition
  • Inmate Laundry Washers and Dryers
  • Soccer balls, volleyballs, handballs
  • Non Electric Elliptical machines
  • Background Investigations

University Medical Center

  • Medical equipment
  • Furniture
  • Construction items/services
  • Signs
  • IT items
  • Security services
  • plus many more services and items

Tigua Inc. is a tribally-owned holding company with six (6) subsidiary companies

  • Tigua Smoke Shop (tobacco and alcohol sales)
  • Tigua Transportation Services (fuels and lubricants)
  • Tigua Enterprises (government contracting) – SBA 8(a) certified
  • Tigua Construction Services
  • Tigua Technology Services (IT services/contracting) – SBA 8(a) certified
  • Tigua Facility Services (government contracting)

Western Refining

  • Gaskets
  • Valves
  • Metal Pipe
  • Fittings
    • Elbows
    • Flanges
    • Bolts
  • Heavy Equipment Rental
  • Crane Services


     NCMA       WellsFargo          Pride     


March 30th at 7:30am to 4:00pm @ the Wyndham Hotel - 2027 Airway Blvd.

Registration Information:

Chamber Member - $40      Non-Member - $80
Exhibitor Table - $50           Exhibitor Table - $100

Sponsorships Available  For more information contact Allison 915.629.6716 / [email protected]


7:30 am Registration
8:00 am Breakfast/Opening Remarks
9:00 am Networking
12:00 pm Lunch/Keynote Speaker
1:00-4:00 pm One-on-One Sessions
*Subject to change

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