Historically Underutilized Business Program

Frequently Asked HUB Questions

  1. How do I become HUB certified?
  2. Do I need to become HUB certified to sell to The University?
  3. If I am a Prime Contractor bidding on a project, where can I find HUBs to solicit to for subcontracting purposes?
  4. When are subcontracting documents needed?

How do I become HUB certified?

See TPSS 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 sell to The University, it will increase your chances to be contacted for a bid 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 Assistant HUB Coordinator at 210-458-4068 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) 458-4068 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.

HUB Subcontracting Plan (HSP)