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HUB Vendor Fairs June 7 & 8

       

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Vendor Fairs

Downtown Campus        Thursday, June 7
Durango Building, Southwest Conference Room, 1.124  

Main Campus                 Friday, June 8
HUC/HSU Ballroom

Times:                            10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join the UTSA HUB Program for the annual Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Vendor Fair on Thursday, June 7 (Downtown Campus) and Friday, June 8 (Main Campus) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event gives vendors a way to market their products and services to UTSA faculty, staff and students. The UTSA HUB program is aimed at ensuring that underutilized businesses can participate in all purchasing and contracting opportunities.

Campus community members can meet vendors from various industries offering products and services such as medical equipment and supply, computer equipment, consultant services, office supply, travel, software, catering, promotional merchandising, and much more. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. Bring your business cards to begin building relationships with new vendors and for a chance to win a door prize. Refreshments will be served.

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UTSA’s Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Office optimizes the opportunity for HUBs and small businesses to compete for contracts and purchases at UTSA. It targets minority-, women-, and disabled veteran-owned businesses. The HUB Office wants to increase the number and value of contracts awarded to HUBs and small business firms, create a fair and open competitive market, provide key business development trainings and improve community awareness of our HUB program.

HUB Manager Bruce Williams identifies vendors who could become certified as HUBs. Bruce considers it both his job and his passion to develop these organizations. “It’s not enough to give them business,” he explained. “We want them to be sustainable…to be a part of this university for years to come.” 

The UTSA HUB Office works to:

  • increase the number and value of contracts awarded to HUBs and small business firms,
  • create a fair and open competitive market,
  • provide key business development trainings and improve community awareness of its HUB program.

Long ranked in the top 25 of Texas universities’ HUB programs, UTSA’s Purchasing Department is now ranked sixth among all state agencies and first within the UT System with a spend of 38.58% of purchasing and contracting with HUB vendors in FY 2017. Program activity has grown 10.88% over the last three years.

The HUB Purchasing team has worked with UTSA’s Institute for Economic Development, which has helped nearly 5,000 businesses strengthen their processes. Bruce has conducted trainings and presented to a number of current and prospective HUBs.  “This is more than a job for me,” he said. “You have to have a heart, a passion for this…for giving back to the community.” 

Theme 6:  Operational and Infrastructure Excellence

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5-29-2018