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 the control, operations and management of the entity's affairs.

The statewide HUB Program facilitates the use of HUBs in state procurement and provides information 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 HUBs in contracts for construction, services (including professional and consulting services) and commodities purchases.

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

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