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Historically Underutilized Business Program (HUB)


HUB Certifications


HUB Certification through the Statewide HUB Program requires general information about your business and supporting documentation to substantiate business structure and HUB eligibility.

"Historically Underutilized Business" ...

  • is a for-profit entity that has not exceeded the size standards prescribed by 34 TAC 20.23, and has its principal place of business in Texas, and
  • is at least 51% owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, American woman and/or Service Disabled Veteran, who reside in Texas and actively participate in the control, operations and management of the entity's affairs.

Vendors seeking certification as a HUB are required to submit a completed HUB certification application and supporting documentation to the statewide HUB Program, affirming under penalty of perjury that their business qualifies as a HUB*. Texas Procurement and Support Services (TPASS)

HUB Certification Agreements

In order to maximize the number of certified HUBs, TPASS pursues certification agreements with local governments and nonprofit organizations in Texas which certify businesses under substantially the same definition as a HUB and meet certification standards as defined by TPASS.

Below are links that will take you to local, state, and federal agency's websites where you can learn more about their certifications and their necessary requirements.

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