Division of Finance

Procurement Services


Our HUB Mission

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville's mission is to increase the participation of Historically Underutilized Business (HUBs), by bestowing business to these HUBs in our university procurement opportunities, and creating positive relationships between HUB vendors and our university.

Texas A&M University - Kingsville's HUB Goals (FY24)

  • 21.10% for all building construction, including general contractors & operative builders’ contracts
  • 32.90% for all special trade construction contracts
  • 23.70% for professional services contracts
  • 26.00% for all other services contracts
  • 21.10% for commodities contracts

What is a HUB Vendor?

A HUB vendor is a corporation, sole proprietorship, partnership or joint venture in which 51 percent of the shares of stock or other equitable securities are owned by one or more persons who are members of the following groups: Black American; Native American; Hispanic American; American Women; Asian Pacific American, and whose principal place of business is in the State of Texas. The vendor must also be a U.S. citizen.

Searching for HUBS on the CMBL - Guide

Local to TAMUK Registered HUB Vendors

What is a HUB Subcontracting Plan (HSP)?

It is required by State of Texas law that all state agencies shall make a Good Faith Effort to utilize Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) in contracts for construction, services including professional and consulting services), and commodity procurements.

In accordance with Texas Government Code §2161.252 and Texas Administrative Code §20.284, 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).

Bidder/Respondent must submit their HUB Subcontracting Plan on the State of Texas HSP form. Forms must be complete and clearly legible. Forms may not be altered in anyway. The HUB Subcontracting Plan (HSP) shall be submitted in a sealed envelope and identified as the HUB Subcontracting Plan. Vendor will include the bid/offer/proposal number, and bidder's/respondent's name on the envelope.

The HSP is due at the same time bidder/respondent submits the bid/offer/proposal unless otherwise notated. Incomplete/incorrect HSPs or HSPs not submitted on the State of Texas form will be considered non-responsive and bidder's/respondent's bid/offer/proposal will be rejected as a whole.

How to Fill Out a HUB HSP Form