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Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program

The mission of the HUB program is to provide assistance to historically underutilized businesses (HUBs) through outreach efforts, such as education and training in doing business with the State of Texas, in order to afford these businesses a fair opportunity to participate in the competitive procurement process. The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) is dedicated to promoting opportunities for these small and historically disadvantaged businesses to compete for the agency's purchases and contracts. TFC's policy is to foster an environment that will advance and enhance participation from such vendors in all areas of the agency.

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TFC's HUB program Director reports directly to the Agency's Executive Director.

Application for HUB certification should be submitted to the Comptroller of Public Accounts' Statewide HUB Program.

THE TFC HUB PROGRAM OFFICE SEEKS TO:

  • Ensure each TFC Division/Program complies with state law and administrative rules governing the HUB program;
  • Assist minority and woman-owned businesses in becoming certified as HUBs;
  • Share information regarding TFC's procurement policies and procedures;
  • Promote the use of HUBs in TFC's day-to-day procurement opportunities;
  • Facilitate meetings between HUBs and appropriate TFC staff;
  • Assist in fostering relationships between prime contractors and HUBs through TFC's Mentor Protégé Program; and
  • Ensure that TFC's prime contractors make a good faith effort to provide subcontracting opportunities to HUBs.



WHAT IS A HUB?

A HUB is a sole proprietor, partnership, or corporation in which at least 51% of the stock or other equitable securities are owned by one or more persons who are members of the following groups: Asian Pacific Americans, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and women. These individuals must have a proportionate interest in the control, operation, and management of the business.



GOALS

A HUB is a sole proprietor, partnership, or corporation in which at least 51% of the stock or other equitable securities are owned by one or more persons who are members of the following groups: Asian Pacific Americans, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and women. These individuals must have a proportionate interest in the control, operation, and management of the business. a hub expo

  • 11.2% for Heavy Construction Contracts
    (includes road & highway construction/maintenance)
  • 21.1% for Building Construction Contracts
    (includes general contractors & operative builders contracts)
  • 32.7% for Special Trade Construction Contracts
    (includes building renovations, maintenance and landscape construction)
  • 23.6% for Professional Services Contracts
    (includes architects, engineers, accounting, financial & medical services)
  • 24.6% for Other Services Contracts
    (includes legal, maintenance, repair, janitorial, printing, delivery, waste disposal, communications , and many other services)
  • 21.0% for Commodities Contracts


  • HUB SUBCONTRACTING PLAN

    TFC encourages all respondents to seek Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) subcontractors and maximize HUB participation in their bids.

  • Responses submitted without a HUB Subcontracting Plan (HSP) will be disqualified
  • All respondents, HUBs and Non-HUBs are required to submit a completed HSP
  • 34 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Rule 20.14 and The HSP form and includes specific instructions for meeting the Good Faith Effort requirements
  • HUB Subcontracting forms can be accessed at the Statewide HUB Forms Library: http://www.window.state.tx.us/procurement/prog/hub/hub-forms/



    Mentor-Protégé Program

    The Mentor-Protégé Program is designed to foster long-term relationships between prime contractors and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBS). These relationships should culminate in an increase in the ability of HUBS to contract with the State of Texas or to receive subcontracts under a state contract. Participation in the program is voluntary for both Mentors and Protégé.  Additional information and applications can be accessed at TPASS HUB Mentor Protégé Program