The State of Texas HUB Program
In accordance with the Texas Government Code, state agencies shall make a good faith effort to utilize Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) in contracts for construction, services including professional and consulting services, and commodity contracts.
In addition, state agencies are encouraged to effectively promote the utilization of HUBs and promote full and equal business opportunities for all businesses in state contracting in accordance with state law.

Who is Eligible to be a HUB?
To be classified as a HUB vendor, a business must be a corporation, sole proprietorship, partnership, or joint venture, in which at least 51% of the business is owned, operated, actively controlled, and managed by a minority or woman. The vendor must be headquartered in the State of Texas. The State of Texas classifies such businesses as:
Woman-Owned, Female – WO/F
Hispanic-Owned, Male – HI/M
Hispanic-Owned, Female – HI/F
Black-Owned, Male – BL/M
Black-Owned, Female – BL/F
Asian-Owned – Male – AS/M
Asian-Owned, Female – AS/F
American Indian Owned, Male – AI/M
American Indian Owned, Female – AI/F

How Are Businesses certified to be HUB Vendors?
To be identified as a HUB vendor in the State of Texas, a qualified vendor must be HUB certified with the State. HUB certification is free to qualified vendors. Potential HUB vendors must complete the HUB application and mail it to the Comptroller of Public Accounts, Statewide HUB Program, located in Austin, Texas. Any member of TUHCA can assist vendors in completing the application. To download HUB forms visit www.cpa.state.tx.us/procurement/prog/hub/hub-certification.

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