HUB Frequently Asked Questions

What is a HUB?

A Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) is a for-profit corporation, sole proprietorship or partnership in which at least 51% of the equity is owned by one or more members of the following groups: Asian Pacific Americans, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, American women, and/or Service Disabled Veterans. For the business to be considered a HUB, these individuals must have a proportionate interest and active participation in the control, operation, and management of the business.

What is the university’s HUB policy?

As a policy, The University of Texas System and The University of Texas at Austin actively seek the involvement of HUBs in their construction projects as consultants, prime contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers. The State of Texas has adopted a law that requires each agency of the State of Texas, including The University of Texas at Austin, to make a good-faith effort to assist HUBs to receive not less than 32.9% of the total value of each construction special trades contract awarded.

How do Facilities Services and PMCS use HUBs?

Facilities Services and PMCS use HUBs for the following:

  • Material purchases and small-scale furnish and install purchase orders
  • Construction contracting for various-sized projects.

How do I know what contract opportunities are currently available at the university?

To find out what contract and bid opportunities are currently available at the university, check out the bid opportunities calendar. Important: If you are interested in contracting with us, don’t forget to follow the steps needed to be eligible to contract with us and participate as a HUB.

Who do I contact to request forms or ask questions?

The HUB Plan, and the HUB Subcontracting Plan Progress Report are available for download on the HUB Forms page. If you have any questions, contact Muriel Kruse, our HUB staff associate, at 512-475-6856.

Where can I find more information about HUBs?

To find more information about HUBs, visit the following Web sites: