Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program

A "Historically Underutilized Business"...

  • is at least 51% owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American and/or American woman,

  • is a for-profit entity that has not exceeded the size standards prescribed by 34 TAC §20.23, and has its principal place of business in Texas, and

  • has an owner residing in Texas with a proportionate interest that actively participates in thecontrol, operations and management of the entity's affairs.

The statewide HUB Program facilitates the use of HUBs in state procurement and providesinformation on the state's procurement process to minority and woman- owned businesses.

In accordance with 34 TAC §20.13, each state agency shall make a good faith effort to utilize HUBsin contracts for construction, services (including professional and consulting services) andcommodities purchases.

Vendors seeking certification as a HUB are required to submit a completed HUB certificationapplication and supporting documentation to the statewide HUB Program, affirming under penalty ofperjury that their business qualifies as a HUB.

     For more information regarding HUB Vendors, click "here".