Historically underutilized businesses (HUB) policy

The mission of the HUB program is to provide assistance to historically underutilized businesses through outreach efforts, such as education and training in doing business with the State of Texas, in order to afford these businesses a fair opportunity to participate in the competitive procurement process. The Texas Legislative Council is dedicated to promoting opportunities for these small and historically disadvantaged businesses to compete for the agency's purchases and contracts. The council's policy is to foster an environment that will advance and enhance participation from such vendors in all areas of the agency.

The council's HUB program is part of the agency's purchasing section and is overseen by the HUB coordinator. Application for HUB certification should be submitted to the comptroller of public accounts' statewide HUB Program.

Upcoming events

  • December 2014: Texas Legislative Council will participate in the 2014 Small, Minority, Women and Veterans Business Owners (SBWVBO) Bexar County Congracting Conference at the Freeman Expo Hall in San Antonio.

Past events

  • June 24, 2014: Participated as an exhibitor in the Governor's Small Business Forum & HUB Expos at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos.
  • May 21, 2014: Attended the DIR Connect Technology Expos at the Palmer Event Center in Austin.
  • May 12-13, 2014: Texas Legislative Council participated as an exhibitor in the Access 2014 at the Irving Convention Center, 500 West Las Colinas, Irving, Texas 75039. In addition, TLC will participate in the "Doing Business Texas Style" Spot Bid Fair. Please note: beginning Monday, March 3, 2014 through 5:PM CT, Thursday, April 15, 2014. State agencies and universities may submit bid opportunities and solicitation documents online. For updated bid information see Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) website.
  • May 8, 2014: Texas Legislative Council participated in the 14th Annual Purchasing and HUB Connection forum, sponsored by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the Texas Workforce Commission.
  • April 22, 2014: Texas Legislative Council attended the 21st Annual HUB/Small Business Vendor Fair at the Frank Erwin Center.
  • April 10, 2014: Texas Legislative Council participated as an exhibitor in the 2014 Interagency HUB Vendor Fair.
  • Feb. 20, 2014: The Texas Legislative Council participated as an exhibitor in the Golden Triangle Minority Business Council (GTMBC) HUB Expo in Beaumont.