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College's APEX Accelerator and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers holding CCAD Industry Day April 4 for business owners looking for DoD contract work

NAS Corpus Christi also presenting contracting needs; two sessions––morning and afternoon––scheduled at College’s Oso Creek Campus to accommodate busy schedules

Article by Melinda Eddleman

Contracting with the Department of Defense (DoD) can mean BIG business for the small business owner. And, for those owners in the Coastal Bend wanting to conduct business with the DoD, Del Mar College’s APEX Accelerator and the U.S. Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District have scheduled Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) Industry Day on Thursday, April 4, to provide attendees the opportunity to learn how.

CCAD and Corps reps will present information about the requirements for conducting business with the federal government and their specific contracting needs, including forecasted Depot project opportunities––both large and small. Additionally, representatives with Naval Air Station Corpus Christi’s Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) will brief attendees about current and upcoming contracting needs.

For the busy business owner, two sessions––9 a.m. and 1 p.m.––are scheduled at the College’s Oso Creek Campus in Rooms 209/210 (Tres Grace Community Room) in the Culinary Arts Building, 7002 Yorktown Blvd. (78414). Get online directions and campus map.

There is no fee, but registration is required to attend either session: 9 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. While not necessary, individuals may attend both sessions but must register for both. These sessions are also offered as a hybrid format.

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By attending in-person, business owners can network with these agencies, resource partners and other owners, so attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of business cards and updated capability statements to either the morning or afternoon session. Businesses that do not have a capabilities statement should contact the College’s APEX Accelerator Office to request assistance to acquire one before April 4.

Targeted trades include but are not limited to abatement (for hex chrome), asphalt/parking lot repair, concrete, electrical/mechanical, fire protection/fire suppression, HVAC/plumbing, paint booths/ventilation, post-construction cleanup and renovations.

For more information about the sessions, how to acquire a capabilities statement or how to access the sessions online, contact APEX Accelerator Plan Room staffer Susie Hargress at 361-698-1020 or  shargress@delmar.edu or Program Coordinator Veronica Renaud at 361-698-1034 or  vrenaud@delmar.edu.

To learn more about APEX Accelerator services at Del Mar College, visit their web page at https://delmarptac.ecenterdirect.com/.   



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Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.