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

  • April 10, 2014: Texas Legislative Council will participate as an exhibitor in the 2014 Interagency HUB Vendor Fair.
  • May 8, 2014: Texas Legislative Council will participate in the 14th Annual Purchasing and HUB Connection forum, sponsored by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the Texas Workforce Commission.
  • May 12-13, 2014: Texas Legislative Council will participate 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.

Past events

  • Feb. 20, 2014: The Texas Legislative Council participated as an exhibitor in the Golden Triangle Minority Business Council (GTMBC) HUB Expo in Beaumont.
  • Dec. 11, 2013: Attended the 2013 Small, Minority, Women and Veterans Business Owners (SBWVBO) Bexar County Contracting Conference at the Freeman Expo Hall in San Antonio.
  • Aug. 14, 2013: Attended the 2013 Procurement Connection Seminar & EXPO at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX 78701.