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Historically Underutilized Business

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Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB)
As defined by the Texas Government Code, Title 10, Subtitle 10, Chapter 2161, subchapter A, the Land Office is committed to making a good faith effort to increase contracting and purchasing opportunities in state procurement with HUBs. Through these efforts the Land Office:

  • Promotes full and equal business opportunities for all businesses within our procurement needs;
  • Gives HUBs the opportunity to increase their contracting with the Land Office for goods and services;
  • Provides subcontracting opportunities to HUBs on all service contracts where opportunies exist;
  • Encourages vendor participation in the State of Texas HUB certification program; and
  • Increases opportunities on delegated purchases of goods and services and construction projects.

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star State Mentor Protégé Program
The Mentor Protégé program is designed to foster long-term relationships between prime contractors and HUBs. These relationships should culminate in an increase in the ability of HUBs to contract with the State of Texas or to receive subcontracts under a state contract. Learn More

star Statewide HUB Objective Goals
In accordance with the Texas Administrative Code, all state agencies shall make a "good faith effort" to include HUBs within the six procurement categories where available and set its own objective goals. Based on the procurement needs of the agency, Statewide HUB objective goals are:

Heavy Construction  11.20%
Building Construction  21.10%
Special Trade Construction  32.70%
Professional Services  23.60%
Other Services  24.60%
Commodities  21.00%

Together, all HUBS and businesses can work with the Land Office to expand economic opportunities while meeting the purchasing needs and responsibilities of the Land Office.

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Esther Prado
HUB Coordinator
Esther Prado