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Welcome to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website for U.S. Architecture and Engineering Firms. This site is your resource for market research reports, trade leads, upcoming industry-related events and advocacy assistance.

Our division of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, has a global network of 100 offices located throughout the U.S. and over 100 offices located in more than 70 countries. Our worldwide team of specialists is here to assist with your international outreach to partner firms, project developers, and design. To find your local design services specialist, please click on the link to the left titled “Local USDOC Offices”.

Our Design & Construction Team members can assist you with the following:

  • International Market Research – our overseas specialists generate reports on the design services sector of target markets around the world. We have developed our Design Resources Guide (see link on the left side), but you can also access more reports by contacting your local design services specialist.
  • Trade Missions & Events – We regularly develop and lead trade missions and events for the design services sector along with key industry associations. These missions provide market access and unrivaled exposure for firms seeking international projects.
  • Webinars – learn about the design sector in a market of interest without leaving your desk.
  • Advocacy – the Advocacy Center coordinates U.S. Government (USG) resources to level the playing field on behalf of U.S. business interests as they compete against foreign firms for government contracts or other U.S. export opportunities.
  • Gold Key Service – provides business meetings with pre-screened contacts, developers, firms, professional associations, government contacts, and/or licensing or joint venture partners.  Through the GKS program, Commercial Service staff will search for and arrange appointments with potential foreign partners in key markets.
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  • Single Company Promotion – provides support and official sponsorship in a specific market under the auspices of the American Embassy or Consulate.  Commercial Service staff overseas assists a U.S. company in organizing a product launch, technical seminar, cocktail reception, or similar event in a well-recognized location, such as a hotel or in some cases, the U.S. Ambassador's residence.  A typical event might include a 3-hour program with an introduction by a U.S. Government official followed by detailed company presentation and question/answer session followed by a networking session.  The SCP is an excellent opportunity to support your existing in-country representative by co-presenting to a targeted audience.


Event Highlight:

World of Concrete – Jan. 16-19, 2017 – Las Vegas, NV

In addition to the great opportunities present at the World of Concrete, the U.S. Commercial Service will be supporting companies in discovering export opportunities through the International Buyer Program (IBP) detailed below - at no cost to exhibitors!

International Buyer Program Services at World of Concrete 2017:

1. Showtime Program -- Take advantage of the opportunity to have scheduled meetings with Commercial Officers and Specialists coming from more than 30 U.S. Embassies and Consulates across the world.  Select the countries of interest, gain market intelligence and discuss market entry strategies for your company. Showtime appointments can take place either at your booth or at the International Business Center. Experts from the SBA, EX-IM Bank, and Department of Commerce specializing in export finance and industry issues will also be available to answer your export finance and technical questions.

 2. Business-to-business Matchmaking Program -- Participate to have our U.S. Commercial Service offices across the world promote your company/organization before the show!  Using the information that you provide, a company profile will be created and placed on a U.S. Commercial Service website and shared with potential partner companies from across the world. Should a potential partner company signal an interest in your company, you will be alerted of their interest and connected with the buyer to set up a meeting.  

Questions?  Feel free to contact Jorge Arce for clarifications on the Showtime Program and Reinaldo Garcia for additional input on the Business Matchmaking Program.   

In order to take advantage of these complimentary free services, please sign-up here.


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Trade Lead Information By For Honduras Announces International Public Bid Process for the Design, Construction, Financing, Operation and Maintenance of the Palmerola International
Basic Information:
Date Published: 03/22/2013 Expiration Date: 08/20/2013
Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Industry : APG, Airport/Ground Support Eq.
Industry : ACE, Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC

Contact Information:
Issuing Organization: COALIANZA (Comisión para la Promoción de Alianzas Público-Privadas)
Contact Name: Marco Tulio Padilla Mendoza
Voice: 504-2232-5604
Fax: 504-2232-4647

Lead Description:
Foreign Government Tender

The Honduran Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships (COALIANZA) has released an invitation to interested companies to participate in the International Public Bid process for the establishment of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in support of the Palmerola International Airport project. Completion of the bid process will award the rights for design, construction, financing, operation, maintenance, and transfer of the air transportation infrastructure for a 30-year period. The project is located at 13.0km from Comayagua, between the capital city, Tegucigalpa, and San Pedro Sula (Honduras' industrial and commercial center). The International Public Bid terms, including a time chart, requirements, and guarantees for bid offer submissions, will be available starting April 8, 2013 at COALIANZA's web page ( for all interested companies who have completed access rights payment of One-Thousand Dollars (USD$1,000.00). Such payment (the equivalent amount in Lempiras) must be made through a bank deposit or local/international transfer to COALIANZA's Savings Account: No. 01-240-74549. In addition, a payment of Four-Thousand Dollars (USD$4,000.00) is required in order to obtain bid participation rights. Such payment includes access to the Contract, Newsletters and new versions of the Bid Terms, access to the Information Room, and rights to request interviews, make inquiries in connection to the bid terms, make suggestions to the Concession Contract, prequalify, and proposal submissions. Bid process payments can be made through one of the following bank accounts: - Intermediary Bank: Citibank N.A. Address: New York, N.Y. Swift: CITIUS33 ABA: 021000089 Beneficiary Bank: Banco Ficohsa Account Number: 36121605 Swift: FCOHHNTE Beneficiary: COMISION PARA LA PROMOCION DE LA ALIANZA Account No: 01-240-74549 - Intermediary Bank: Bank of America Address: 100 s e 2nd Street Miami, Florida 33131 Swift: BOFAUS3N ABA: 026009593 Beneficiary Bank: Banco Ficohsa Account number: 1901959817 Swift: FCOHHNTE Beneficiary: COMISION PARA LA PROMOCION DE LA ALIANZA Account No.: 01-240-74549 - Intermediary Bank: Wells Fargo Bank N.A Address: New York, N.Y. Swift: PNBPUS3NNYC ABA: 026005092 Beneficiary Bank: Banco Ficohsa Bank Account number: 2000192000220 Swift: FCOHHNTE Beneficiary: COMISION PARA LA PROMOCION DE LA ALIANZA Account No.: 01-240-74549 In the case of payments done through international bank transfers, a Fifteen Dollars (USD$15.00) processing fee is also aplicable. Once payment is completed, interested parties must send the deposit note (for either Access to the Bid Terms and/or for Participation in the Bid Process) to the following e-mail address: There will be no reimbursements for these payments. For more information, interested parties must contact: COALIANZA Address: Col. Altos de Miramontes, Callejon La Cumbre, Bloque T Casa #2737 Tegucigalpa, M.D.C., Honduras, Centroamerica Att: Marco Tulio Padilla Mendoza-Secretario Ejecutivo Phone Numbers: 011 (504) 2232-5604; (504) 2232-4647 E-mail: Office Hours: Monday - Driday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Seller: Agents and Distributors acceptable
US Firm Information:
Timing: Immediate
Trade Lead ID: 10040

Issuing Agency: COALIANZA
Do Bidding Procedures Apply: International Public Bidding
Solicitation Type: PPP
Bid Deadline: 08/20/2013
Solicitation Number:
Government URL:
Business Type:

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