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.

Apply for HUB Certification Online

The HUB certification application process has gone paperless! Ready to apply? Apply to become a certified HUB on the Texas Statewide HUB System.

HUB Goals

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:

  • 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, 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.

HUB Certification

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.

Contact Information

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

Please review the HUB Frequently Asked Questions.

Mailing Address

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