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HUB FAQs

A Historical Underutilized Business (HUB) Program was created to promote full and equal procurement opportunities for small, minority-and women-owned businesses.

A HUB is a corporation, sole proprietorship, partnership or a joint venture formed for the purpose of making a profit in which at least 51 percent ownership is by woman, minority and/or service disable veteran.

For additional information on the HUB Program, visit the Texas Comptroller’s HUB website.

To learn about becoming a HUB and HUB certification, visit our HUB Certification page or the Texas Comptroller's website for HUB Certification Application.

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 HUB certifiable businesses to become HUB certified. There is no fee to become certified, and the certification is valid for four years. Contact the HUB Office at (210) 458-4060 for more information.

A prime contractor can contact the HUB Program Office at (210) 458-4060 for assistance in finding certified HUB entities. Additional information and requirements can be found in the documents contained in the HUB Subcontracting Plan.

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.

Contact the HUB Office at (210) 458-4060 for more information.