UT System Office of HUB Programs
A Model of Excellence, UT System HUB Policy
It is the policy of The University of Texas System to promote full and equal opportunity for all businesses to supply the goods and services needed to support the mission, administrative, and logistical operations of UT System Administration and the UT System institutions. UT System Administration and UT System institutions commit to a good faith effort to increase purchases from and contract awards to Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) firms consistent with State of Texas goals for HUB participation and overall economic development.
HUB Program team members are assigned specific construction markets. Each work with prime General Contractors and large first-tier subcontractors to identify opportunities for HUB special trade firms. Additionally, HUB team members coordinate HUB outreach for goods & services opportunities posted by the UT System Contracts & Procurement and the UT System Supply Chain Alliance offices.
Currently, UT System HUB Office supports the Office of Capital Projects (OCP) managed capital construction projects OVER $10M for UT El Paso (UTEP), UT Dallas (UTD), UT Permian Basin (UTPB), UT Tyler (UTT), both academic and healthcare campuses and UT Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). The HUB Office also supports procurements by the UT System Contracts and Procurement Office, and the UT System Supply Chain Alliance.
Procurement Opportunity Forums – Each year, usually spring and summer, the UT System HUB Office hosts two webinars, the UT Systemwide Goods & Services HUB Opportunity Forum and the UT Systemwide Construction HUB Opportunity Forum. These virtual outreach events focus on vendors who are ready to work with UT System Administration and the UT System Institutions. Here are just a few topics presented at each forum: purchasing thresholds and the requirements for each, how to submit a bid, upcoming campus opportunities and who to contact for information. HUB vendors may choose to attend the entire webinar or join at anytime to hear the institutions of their choice.