HUB Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become HUB certified?

See TPASS Website for HUB Certification Application.

Do I need to become HUB certified to sell to The University?

Although HUB Certification is not a requirement to do business with the University, it may possibly increase your chances to be contacted for a bidding opportunity. UTSA encourages all HUB certifiable businesses to become HUB Certified. There is no fee to become certified and the certification is valid for 4 years. Please contact the HUB Program Manager at (210) 458-4060 for more information.

If I am a Prime Contractor bidding on a project, where can I find HUBs to solicit to for subcontracting purposes?

A Prime Contractor can contact the HUB Office at (210) 458-4060 for assistance in addition to following the requirements prescribed in the documents contained in the HUB Subcontracting Plan.

When are subcontracting documents needed?

In all contracts for professional services, contracting services, and/or commodities with an expected value of $100,000 or more, UTSA will indicate in the purchase solicitation (e.g. RFQ, RFP, or CSP) whether or not UTSA has determined that subcontracting opportunities are probable in connection with the contract. A HUB Subcontracting Plan is a required element of the architect, contractor or vendor response to the purchase solicitation. The HUB Subcontracting Plan shall be developed and administered in accordance with the Policy. Failure to submit a required HUB Subcontracting Plan will result in rejection of the Response.

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