UTSA ranks 11th among nearly 200 state agencies for HUB percentages spent

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(May 7, 2013) -- During the first half of fiscal year 2013, UTSA ranked 11th among nearly 200 state agencies and third among UT System institutions in total percent of expenditures spent with historically underutilized businesses (HUBs). UTSA spent more than $8.9 million with HUBs, which are minority- and women-owned businesses certified by the state.

The total spent with HUBs accounted for nearly 30 percent of UTSA's eligible purchases.

"The percentage directly reflects the outstanding effort of our team to include HUB vendors in the procurement process," said Robert Dickens, director of Purchasing and Distribution Services. "We are committed to increase the number and value of contracts awarded to HUBs."

UTSA Purchasing and Distribution Services and the HUB Staff Coordinating Group (SCG) work with UTSA departments to help sustain the university's high HUB ranking among state agencies and other UT System institutions. The SCG meets quarterly to discuss HUB activities and provides direction to ensure the university meets its HUB strategic goals and objectives.

Three other UT System institutions also made the top 25 list: University of Texas Pan American ranked No. 3, University of Texas at Tyler ranked No. 7 and University of Texas at El Paso ranked No. 17.

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For more information, email Irene Maldonado, HUB Program Manager, visit the UTSA HUB Program website or visit the Texas Window on State Government website.