Hurricane Contracting Information Center (HCIC)
The Hurricane Contracting Information Center provides a central point of reference for businesses, especially minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses and small- and medium-size enterprises, to register for and become aware of federal contracting opportunities in the Gulf Coast. While the HCIC does not award contracts, our mission is to ensure that businesses understand the process and are aware when opportunities become available.
On October 11, 2005, Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez unveiled the Hurricane Contracting Information Center (HCIC) to assist U.S. businesses, especially minority and small businesses, in participating in the Gulf Coast rebuilding efforts.
The Bush administration is reaching out to companies of all sizes, especially minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses and small- and medium-size enterprises, to help those seeking to join the rebuilding efforts to navigate federal agencies and bid for contracts with ease.