At Centex Technologies, we proudly support our local, state, and federal governments. We possess a strong track record of innovative ideas and excellent customer service. As a Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB), Texas-certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and a Small Business Administration 8(a) certified company, our professionals have the expertise and ability to provide you with all of the technical resources and support your agency needs.
Centex Technologies brings innovative IT solutions and exceeds expectations in all areas of technology. Our highly skilled and professional staff has extensive experience in diverse areas such as network administration; technical support; project management; and web, app, and software development.
Federal Contracting: SBA 8(a) Small Business
Primary NAICS Code: 541511 (Custom Computer Programming Services)
Centex operates through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) small business development program. Through our participation in this program, Centex can receive set aside and sole-source contracts. We are also able to create partnerships with other business to provide the best possible support to the federal government.
The SBA’s 8(a) small business development program provides business development support, including procurement assistance, mentoring, business counseling, financial assistance, and training to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the federal contracting marketplace. The 8(a) program is nine years long: a four-year developmental stage followed by a five-year transition phase.
Contracting officers use the 8(a) program to simplify and streamline federal procurements. Once a program manager has used a statement of work to convey a valid requirement, and the necessary funding has been made available, a contracting officer can use the 8(a) program to gain the following advantages:
- Competitive 8(a) set-aside contracts: Can be awarded if the contracting officer reasonably expects at least two responsible 8(a) small businesses will submit offers. The resulting contract can be awarded at a fair market price.
- Sole source 8(a) contracts: Can be awarded if the contracting officer
- does not reasonably expect two or more qualified 8(a) small businesses will submit offers,
- determines that the qualified 8(a) small business is responsible, and
- determines that the contract can be awarded at a fair price.
The 8(a) sole source vehicle shortens the acquisition process in the following ways:
- Contracts can be initiated with a simple, high-level statement of work
- The decision cycle is reduced
- Lowered administrative costs
For more information about 8(a) set aside contracts, contact the Small Business Administration.
State and Local Contracting: DBE and Texas HUB
Centex Technologies is committed to serving state and local governments. We are certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise in the state of Texas, providing us with a level playing field in business with TxDOT and other state agencies receiving federal funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Also, as a Texas-certified HUB, Centex is listed in the online Texas HUB Directory. State agencies use the HUB Directory in conjunction with the Comptroller’s Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) to solicit bids from certified HUBs for state purchasing and public works contracts. Prime contractors also use the HUB Directory to identify HUBs to whom they will send notification of their subcontracting opportunities. The Texas HUB Directory is also searched by vendors looking for certified HUBs to include in their subcontracting plans for projects of $100,000 or more.
As a HUB, state entities can directly contact with Centex to buy goods and services for purchases of $5,000 or less.
Centex is also a subcontractor for the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) under Rose International for IT Staff Augmentation Services. For more information about this contract, please contact Tammy L. Coen at (888) 430-7673 x 7170.