HUB - Historically Underutilized Businesses

HUB Program Introduction

The State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program is designed to encourage the participation of minority-owned, women-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned companies in state contracting opportunities. The Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) of the Comptroller of Public Accounts administers the statewide HUB program. SPD is responsible for certifying eligible businesses, issuing statewide HUB reports, and conducting disparity studies to establish HUB goals for the State of Texas. The current statewide HUB goals are:

  • Heavy construction other than building contracts – 11.2%
  • Building construction, including general contractors and operative builders contracts – 21.1%
  • Special trade construction contracts – 32.9%
  • Professional services contracts – 23.7%
  • All other services contracts – 26.0%
  • Commodities contracts – 21.1%

The Texas Lottery Commission (TLC) is committed to making a good faith effort to include HUB vendors in its procurement processes, and seeks to meet or exceed the statewide HUB goals. The TLC has adopted and implemented the State of Texas HUB rules, as required by law.

To view the HUB rules, click here.

Each state agency with a biennial budget of $10 million or more must designate a staff member to serve as its HUB Coordinator. For more information about the TLC’s HUB Program, please contact our HUB Coordinator at: (512) 344-5241 or eric.williams@lottery.state.tx.us

HUB Certification

The Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) of the Comptroller of Public Accounts is responsible for issuing HUB certification. The certification process ensures that companies meet eligibility requirements and provides a mechanism for tracking statewide HUB expenditures.

To obtain HUB certification, a company must be a for-profit entity that is at least 51% owned and operated by a minority, woman, or service-disabled veteran. The company’s principal place of business must be located in the state of Texas. Additional information on eligibility is available on the Comptroller's website.  To apply for HUB certification, go to:

https://www.comptroller.texas.gov/purchasing/vendor/registration/

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