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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.

Vendors who are interested in HUB certification can get detailed information at Statewide HUB Program. This link will provide detailed information on qualifications and benefits of the HUB Program. If you have any questions on HUB Certification, please contact the Statewide HUB Program or call 888-863-5881.

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

Pursuant to Government Code, §2161.003, TFC has adopted the comptroller's Statewide HUB Program rules related to administering Government Code, Chapter 2161, Subchapters B and C.

TFC HUB Goals are:

  Heavy Construction


  Building Construction


  Special Trade Construction


  Professional Services


  Other Services


  Commodity Purchasing



The primary objectives of TFC HUB Program are to:

  • Increase the amount of goods and services acquired by TFC from businesses owned and controlled by HUB firms.
  • Educate vendors on "how to" do business with TFC.
  • Encourage participation of qualified HUB designated vendors by directing them to TFC department stakeholders and prime vendors that can benefit from their product or service.
  • Sponsor and attend seminars and conduct training workshops that assist HUB vendors to become an active participant in state contracting opportunities.

To get detailed information you can go to TFC's HUB Expenditure Data

To ensure you are ready, willing and capable to do business with the Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) please complete the following.

  • Please complete TFC Intake Form
  • For Construction Vendors Only- please make sure the following items #17, #18 and #19 in the Intake Form are complete before you schedule an appointment with TFC HUB Program. These are required items in order to do business with TFC.
  • Please complete Meeting/Assistance Requests to set-up meeting with TFC HUB Program.

TIPS on doing business with TFC

Below are some tips to ensure your success:

  • Do your research to make sure we are procuring the product or services you provide.
  • Make sure you familiarize yourself with the procurement rules and processes.
  • Ensure that your contact information is always kept updated.
  • Make sure to follow-up and follow-thru with any requests given to your company.
  • Make sure you continue any type of business development training.
  • Make your company visible to the organizations you want to target. Example: request a meeting or opportunity to do a vendor presentation.
  • Request debriefs on solicitations that you were not awarded.
  • Remember “It’s all about relationships.”
  • Do not over commit your business.

TFC Current Procurement Opportunities
(Remember to select 'Texas Facilities Commission' under the 'Agency Name' drop down box, and "Posted" under the Status section for the most current posting.)

TFC Procurement Forecast


The Comptroller of Public Accounts’ Statewide Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program states a HUB: is a for-profit business of an owner residing in the State of Texas that is at least 51 percent owned by a person or persons who has been historically underutilized because of their identification as an African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Native American, Non-Minority Woman or certified Disabled Veteran.

Certification as a HUB vendor provides greater exposure for business opportunities in state procurement and contracting. The names of HUB firms are listed in the Centralized Master Bidders List System which is widely used by state agencies, universities, community colleges, local schools, local governments and institutions and the public to locate historically underutilized businesses for goods, services and construction.

No. Certification is not a requirement, however, by being a certified HUB may increase your chances of being contacted for a bid opportunity. All state agencies and universities are required to demonstrate a "good faith effort" to utilize HUBs in their procurement opportunities.

Refer to the HUB Reports, which is published twice a year and includes extensive data on statewide expenditures by agency. You can find agencies procuring the services or products that your company provides.

    • Visit HUB Reporting for more information.
    • Click on HUB Reports
    • Click on the Fiscal Year report you wish to view.
    • Click on “Detail by Object Code” to find the code that matches your business.
    • Click on the object code and a list of agencies that procure in that code will display.
    • Click on the agency name and you will get a detailed list of vendors that have provided products or services.

Yes. If there are probable subcontracting opportunities in the scope of the solicitation, a HUB Subcontracting Plan must be completed and returned with your response.

Per TAC Rule 20.285(b)(3) “Responses that do not include a completed HUB subcontracting plan in accordance with this subsection shall be rejected due to material failure to comply with Government Code, §2161.252(b).”


How can I improve my knowledge of doing business with state agencies and meet key purchasing agents?

Visit the Economic Opportunity Forums (EOF) for a schedule of events during the fiscal year. These forums are a good place to learn more about contracting with state agencies and offer a unique setting to network with HUB Coordinators and various procurement staff. The forums offer training sessions, one-to-one meetings, and spot bid opportunities.


What does a Good Faith Effort mean?

According to TX Government Code 2161.253 Good Faith Effort includes all of the following steps:

    • Divide the work into reasonable lots according to industry standards and practices
    • Provide written notification of the subcontracting opportunity to a minimum of 3 State of Texas certified HUBs.
    • Provide written notification of the subcontracting opportunity to minority or women trade organizations or business development centers.
    • Identify the area(s) to be subcontracted and include information on the scope of work, requirements, certifications, and other pertinent information, and a contact person who can answer further questions about the subcontract or provide other vital information about the subcontracting opportunity.
    • Give HUB suppliers no less than 7 working days to respond to the Prime vendor prior to bid close.
    • Negotiate with responsive suppliers in good faith, not disqualifying a HUB supplier, and provide written justification of the selection process if a Non-HUB supplier is selected.

The State of Texas HUB program provides certification and information to minority and women owned businesses with their principal place of business in Texas. For more information on State of Texas HUB Program.

Nationally, the Federal HUBZone program offers information and assistance to small businesses in economically distressed communities, referred to as HUBZone. For more information on the U.S. Small Business Administration HUBZone Program


What technical assistance does the HUB Program offer?

  • Assistance with HUB Certification
  • Assistance with updating vendor profile
  • Bid searching techniques
  • Marketing strategies
  • One-on-one consultation
  • Business development needs assessment
  • Business resource and financial assistance referrals

HUB Definitions


8A Certification

Federal certification for minority and woman businesses




Centralized Master Bidders List


Contractor Manager at Risk


Comptroller of Public Accounts


Competitive Sealed Proposal


Doing Business As – (assumed business name)


Department of Information Resources (IT Services and Equipment)


Economic Opportunity Forum


Federal Identification Number –provided by IRS


Fiscal Year


General Contractor


Good Faith Effort


Guaranteed Maximum Price


HUB Subcontracting Plan


Historically Underutilized Business

HUB Zone

Federal certification for businesses located in an economically disadvantage zip code


Invitation for Bid


Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity


Mentor Protégé Program


National Institute of Governmental Purchasers – CPA adopted the NIGP class codes


Subcontracting participation form –Progress Assessment Report


Procurement Card, Credit Card, Purchasing Card


Purchase Order


Request for Offer (solicitation document for computer products or services)


Request for Proposal (solicitation documents)


Statewide HUB Program


Statewide Contract Management


Statewide Procurement Division


Texas Administrative Code (Rule)


Texas Government Code (Statute, Law)


Texas Facilities Commission


Texas Identification Number – provided by the Comptroller to do business in Texas (previously called Vendor Id –VID)


Texas Multiple Award Schedule



Meeting/Assistance Requests

Intake Form

CMR Pre-Bid Calendar

(Awarded Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) GMP Package Pre-Bids)

Yolanda Strey, CTCM, CTPM
HUB Director
Phone 512-475-0453
Fax 512-236-6164

Shonte Gordon, CTCM, CTPM
HUB Coordinator
Phone 512-305-9269
Fax 512-516-5878

Statewide HUB Program
Centralized Master Bidders List - HUB Directory Search  
Texas Government Code, Chapter 2161
Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 20, Subchapter D
TFC Procurement
TFC Active Project List
TFC Procurement Opportunities

(Remember to select 'Texas Facilities Commission'
under the 'Agency Name' drop down box,
and "Posted" under the Status section
for the most current posting.)

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