Are you HUB Certified either through the State of Texas Comptrollers’ office or through WBEA?
Learn how to fully maximize your HUB certification by attending WBEA’s HUB Affair and put that certification to work!
What is HUB Certification?
A "Historically Underutilized Business" is an entity with its principal place of business in Texas, and is at least 51% owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American and/or American woman who reside in Texas and have a proportionate interest and demonstrate active participation in the control, operations and management of the entity's affairs.
In accordance with Texas Administrative Code §111.13, each state agency shall make a good faith effort to utilize HUBs in contracts for construction, services (including professional and consulting services) and commodities purchases
Benefits of HUB Certification
- HUB certification is free of charge.
- Certification is valid for 4 years, provided that business continues to meet the eligibility requirements*.
- Business is registered on the Comptroller’s Web-based HUB Directory. State agencies use the HUB Directory in conjunction with the Comptroller’s Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) to solicit bids from certified HUBs for state purchasing and public works contracts. Prime contractors also use the HUB Directory to identify HUBs to whom they will send notification of their subcontracting opportunities.
- Increased exposure to the general public, as well as, other entities that have a supplier diversity program and are searching for minority and woman-owned businesses.
* Vendors may also receive HUB certification by way of a certification memorandum of agreement the Statewide HUB Program has entered into with other local governments or nonprofit organizations.
Rachel Snell, Marketing Coordinator for Statewide HUB Program