The Statewide Procurement Division, Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program administers the HUB program in accordance with Texas Government Code §2161 and Texas Administrative Code, Title 34, Chapter 20, Subchapter D, Division 1, Sections §20.281 to §20.298.
The HUB certification application process is going paperless! We're launching a new online system this summer. As we work to get the new system ready, we're going to put a hold on new applications from April 24 to June 27. That means we won't process any paper applications we receive after April 23 at 5 p.m. More details on the new system coming soon!
The statewide HUB Annual Utilization Goals are often referred to as “HUB Goals” and are based on expenditures by procurement categories for the state agencies and state universities. Statewide HUB has set the following goals for total statewide expenditures with HUBs:
In September 2008, The Comptroller’s office retained an independent vendor, MGT of America, to determine if there is a compelling interest to continue a narrowly tailored HUB program, as required by the U.S. Supreme Court. The purpose of the study was twofold: to comprehensively review the state's utilization of HUBs and to evaluate various options for program development.
Texas Government Code §2161.061 authorizes the Comptroller of Public Accounts Statewide HUB Program to certify qualified small businesses and enter into Memorandums of Agreements (MOAs) with other small business certifying entities to maximize the HUBs certified. To review the Certification Process and requirements click here.
Please review the HUB Frequently Asked Questions.
Statewide Procurement Division
P.O. Box 13186
1711 San Jacinto
Austin, Texas 78711
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