Welcome to the Businesses in Development (B. I. D.) Certification Program

About the Academy

The "Businesses in Development" B.I.D. Certification Academy is a 12-week program designed to provide research based instruction to Historically Underutilized Businesses in the State of Texas. In coordination with the State of Texas Comptroller's Office and input from purchasing agents across the State, Prairie View A&M Universitydeveloped a strict curriculum that teach small business how to successfully identify and complete bid contracts with private and public agencies across the State. Our goal is to equip small businesses with the knowledge and network that will allow them to access over $2 Billion spent with Historically Underutilized Businesses last year.

Enrollment Dates

Liberty, TX - July 2016 | El Paso, TX - July 2016 | Beaumont, TX - March 2016 | Raymondville, TX - April 2016

Program Benefits


Intensive Contract Training


Small Business Exposure


Exclusive Networking Opportunities


Access to Non-Traditional Capital

Partners and Collaborators

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