The Land Office is committed to making a good faith effort to utilize HUBs in its procurement needs. We spend a considerable amount of our budget on the operations of veterans’ homes and cemeteries, pharmaceuticals, bulk natural gas, gas (pipeline) transportation, specialized professional and consulting services, commodities and disaster recovery needs.
The GLO facilitates the use of HUBs in agency procurement in accordance with 34 TAC §20.13.
All agency procurement solicitations over $25,000 require public notice posting on the Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) and as a courtesy, the Land Office also posts subcontracting notices with Minority and Women Trade Organizations and Development Centers. Vendor and HUB vendors searches are also found in the states Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) and the HUB Directory.
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State of Texas HUB Certification
A 4 year certification and free of charge. A qualified “Historically Underutilized Business” is at least 51% owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American and/or American Woman.
The business must be a for-profit entity that has not exceeded the size standards as prescribed by 34 TAC §20.23, and has its principal place of business in Texas. The owner must be a resident of Texas with a proportionate interest that actively participates in the control, operations and management of the entity’s affairs.
HUB Subcontracting Plan (HSP)
In accordance with Texas Government Code §2161.252 and Texas Administrative Code §20.14, each state agency (including institutions of higher education) as defined by §2151.002 that considers entering into a contract with an expected value of $100,000 or more shall, before the agency solicits bids, proposals, offers, or other applicable expressions of interest, determine whether subcontracting opportunities are probable under the contract.
If subcontracting opportunities are probable, each state agency's invitation for bids or other purchase solicitation documents for construction, professional services, other services, and commodities with an expected value of $100,000 or more shall state that probability and require a HUB Subcontracting Plan (HSP).
The state and agencies set HUB procurement goals and report report its expenditures and HUB participation to the Statewide HUB Program both semi-annually and annually. This reports tracks the spending percentages in the following categories: Heavy Construction, Building Construction, Special Trade Construction, Professional Services, Other Services and Commodities.