A Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) is defined as a business formed for the purpose of making a profit and is otherwise a legally-recognized business organization under the laws of the State of Texas in which at least 51 percent of the business is owned, operated, and controlled by one or more of the following:

  • Black Americans – includes all persons having origins of Black racial groups of Africa
  • Hispanic Americans – includes all person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South America, or other Spanish/Portuguese culture or origin, regardless of race
  • Asian Pacific Americans – includes persons whose origins are from Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Territories of the Pacific, or the Northern Marianas; and Subcontinent Asian Americans which includes persons who origins are from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, or Nepal
  • Native Americans – includes persons who are American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts or Native Hawaiians
  • American Women – includes women of any ethnicity, except those specified above
  • Service Disabled Veterans

The above are economically disadvantaged and who have been historically underutilized because of their identification as members of these groups. Eligible entities must have their principal place of business located in Texas where the majority HUB owner(s) makes the decisions, controls the daily operations of the organization, and participates in the business. The qualifying owners must be residents of the State of Texas.

HUB Participation Goals

The Texas Legislature requires all state agencies to make a good faith effort to assist HUBs in receiving a portion of the total contract value of all contracts that the agency expects to award in a fiscal year. The statewide HUB goals for the State of Texas and UT Dallas are:

  • 11.2% — Construction
  • 21.1% — Building Construction
  • 32.7% — Special Trades
  • 23.6% — Professional Services
  • 24.6% — Other Services
  • 21% — Commodities

HUB Coordinators Contact List-State Wide

Pursuant to Texas Government Code, §2161.062(e), state agencies with biennial budgets that exceed $10 million shall designate a staff member to serve as the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Coordinator for the agency. The HUB Coordinator will advise and assist agency executive directors and staff in complying with HUB requirements, facilitating the agency’s good faith effort to increase HUB participation, preparing and submitting HUB reports, monitoring contracts for HUB compliance, and coordinating marketing and outreach HUB efforts.

HUB Coordinator List

For help, please contact the Statewide HUB Program or call 888-863-5881.

Registration for CMBL and HUB Program and searchable opportunities list:

How to Register for CMBL or HUB (Centralized Master Bidders List – CMBL) or Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Registration

Modify CMBL or HUB Profile

Search Bid Opportunities on ESBD (Extremely Useful Tool for opportunities statewide $100,000+)

CMBL Frequently Asked Questions

Minority and Women Business Trade Organizations and Development Centers

The Statewide HUB Program collaborates with various minority and women business trade organizations and development centers to circulate information pertaining to the initiatives of the Statewide HUB Program. Identified below are some of the minority and women trade organizations and development centers the Statewide HUB Program has work with. In addition, these entities have expressed their willingness to accept notices of subcontracting opportunities from vendors to distribute to their minority and woman-owned business members.

Trade Organizations and Development Centers

The HUB Subcontracting Plan (HSP) Form is typically required for any invitation to bid $100,000 or greater if subcontracting opportunities are probable. The HSP should reflect the bidders good faith effort to include HUB subcontractors for any portion of the work not performed by the bidder’s own employees.

The Program Assessment Report (PAR) Form is used by the prime contractor to document monthly compliance with their HSP.