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Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB)

A HUB vendor is an eligible vendor who is certified by Comptroller of Public Accounts/Texas Procurement and Support Services (CPA/ TPASS). The state encourages including HUB vendors in state contracts. Vendors wishing to apply for HUB certification should complete the  State of Texas HUB Certification process. A vendor must apply to the Comptroller for HUB Certification.

ERS contacts HUBs whenever possible for procurements for bids that are under the $5,000 competitive procurement threshold.

Eligibility Requirements

The HUB Program assists small minority businesses in participating in state government bid opportunities.  Your company may qualify as a HUB if your company is a profit-making corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or joint venture with the following:

  • 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
  • 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.


For additional HUB information, call CPA/TPASS toll-free (888-863-5881 or 512-463-5872).