Stephen F. Austin State University

HUB Program

Stephen F. Austin HUB Program

The University is committed to making a good faith effort to increase business with Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) by contracting directly with HUBs or indirectly through subcontracting opportunities, and ensuring that all vendors, including historically underutilized businesses, receive full and equal opportunity to participate in contracting opportunities through race-, ethnic- and gender-neutral policies.

The Director of Procurement and Property Services is the official HUB Coordinator and is assisted by the Vendor Relations Manager.

Historically Underutilized Business Program Goals

Procurement Category SFA Goals State Goals
Heavy Construction 37.0% 11.2%
Building Construction 28.5% 21.1%
Special Trades 26.7% 32.7%
Professional Services 21.2% 23.6%
Other Services 15.9% 24.6%
Commodities 21.7% 21.0%

State of Texas HUB Program

Visit the State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business Program website.

How To Become HUB Certified

The first step to becoming certified by the State of Texas as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) is determining whether your company meets the requirements for HUB certification.

A Historically Underutilized Business...
...is at least 51% owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, American woman, and/or a veterans who have suffered at least a 20% service-connected disability

…is a for-profit entity that has not exceeded the size standard prescribed by 34 TAC 20.23, and has its principal place of business in Texas, and

…has an owner residing in Texas with a proportionate interest that actively participates in the control, operations and management of the entity's affairs.

If you believe your business meets these requirements, a HUB certification application must be completed and submitted to the Texas Procurement and Support Services (TPASS) HUB Division. If you need assistance in completing the forms, you may contact the SFA Vendor Relations Manager, 936.468.4529.