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Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program

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.

View a list of HUB status codes and ethnicity codes.

HUB Goals

The statewide HUB goals for the procurement categories for the State of Texas are:

  • 11.2% for heavy construction other than building contracts;
  • 21.1% for all building construction, including general contractors and operative builders' contracts;
  • 32.9% for all special trade construction contracts;
  • 23.7% for professional services contracts;
  • 26.0% for all other services contracts; and
  • 21.1% for commodities contracts.

Disparity Study

In September 2008, our office retained MGT of America, an independent vendor, 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

Who qualifies to be a Historically Underutilized Business?
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be a for-profit entity that has not exceeded the size standard prescribed by 34 TAC §20.294 and has its principal place of business in Texas.
  • Is at least 51 percent owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, American woman and /or a Service Disabled Veteran with a Service related disability of 20% or greater, who resides in Texas and actively participates in the control, operations and management of the entity's affairs.

Contact Information

Before contacting the HUB Help Desk, please review HUB Frequently Asked Questions.

Mailing Address

Statewide Procurement Division
HUB Program
P.O. Box 13186
1711 San Jacinto
Austin, Texas 78711

HUB Toll Free Line: 1-888-863-5881
HUB Local Line: 512-463-5872
HUB Fax Number: 512-936-2482
Email StatewideHUBProgram@cpa.texas.gov