HHSC HUB PROGRAMS
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND COMPLIANCE
Texas Department of Transportation
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701-2483
Description: DBE Certifying Program
South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency
301 S. Frio, Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78207
City of Austin
Two Commodore Plaza
206 E. Ninth St., Ste. 13.140
Austin, TX 78701
City of Houston
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251-1562
Houston Metropolitan Authority
P.O. Box 61429
Houston, TX 77208-1429
San Antonio Electric Commerce
Description: Assists small business to conduct business with federal
agencies. Provides free training, consultation, and tools to help you find
new business and improve existing relationships with Department of Defense
and other federal customers using electronic commerce.
Electronic State Business Daily
Description: A list of bid opportunities for the State of Texas
including contact information.
Houston-Galveston Area Council Cooperative Program
MD Anderson HUB Program
Description: A list of bid opportunities for the hospital can be found at
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
(formerly the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission)
Description: The TSEQ is committed to purchasing from and contracting
with historically underutilized businesses (HUBs) and minority- and
woman-owned business enterprises (MBE/WBE).
U.S. General Services Administration
Description: Contains a listing of federal opportunities. The site is a
bit difficult to navigate. To find out about opportunities go to
"Search" from the main page, scroll down on the search page and
select business opportunities. Another place to search is the "Office
of Enterprise Development."
UT HUB Program
Texas Linked Deposit
P.O. Box 12728
Austin, TX 78711
Description: Information for Small Business and HUB lending by the
Texas Capitol Access Fund
P.O. Box 12728
Austin, TX 78711
Description: Opportunities for business lending, includes information on
financial institutions that match government funds.
Steps on Starting a Business
Description: A listing of publications from the State (some at no cost)
relating to SB Start-up kits, Information on loan and grant information etc.
County Clerk List
Description: A listing of County Clerks in the State of Texas.
Small Business Development Centers
Description: Small Business Development Centers help existing and new
small business owners develop their management skills for a better chance at
success. SBDCs provide confidential counseling assistance at no charge and
training programs in many business areas.
Small Business United of Texas
Description: Organization that provides governmental information for small
businesses volunteer-directed association that proactively represents small
business owners at all levels of government. Small Business United of Texas
is a statewide small business association representing more than 8,000
businesses. Major issue areas monitored by the organization include business
finance and the availability of loans for small business, health insurance,
workers' compensation, taxation and employment issues.
Houston Minority Business Council
6671 Southwest Frwy
Houston, TX 77074
Description: Certifies businesses as MBE, recognized by the City of Houston,
major corporations, HISD, and Port of Houston. 220 corporations and over 700
minority-owned businesses share a common mission to increase and expand
business opportunities and business growth for minority business
National Women Business Owners Corporation
1100 Wayne Ave., #830
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Description: NWBOC has launched a national certification program for woman
owned and controlled business as an alternative to the multiple state and
local certifications required by many public and private sector agencies.
Over 100 private and public agencies now accept NWBOC certification.
North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency
Centerpoint Two, 616 Six Rags Sr.
Ste. 128-LB 24
Arlington, TX 76011
Description: The North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA),
an independent agency is responsible for evaluating the eligibility of firms
seeking certification as a Business Enterprise (D/M/WBE).
North Texas Women's Business Council (NTWBC)
1402 Corinth St., Ste. 147
Dallas, TX 75215
Description: The North Texas Woman's Business Council is in the business of
facilitating mutually beneficial procurement opportunities for Women
Business Enterprises (WBEs), corporations, and the government.
U.S. SBA Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Certification &
409 Third St., S.W.-8th Floor
Washington, DC 20416
Description: Applicants can obtain information on becoming certified in a
HUB zone. Federal contract information and assistance for minority
Texas Statewide HUB Reports
The Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program of the Building
and Procurement Commission (formerly the General Services Commission) has
been tasked with the reporting of expenditures made by state agencies and
institutions of higher education during each fiscal year. The Statewide HUB
Report also provides information on the total utilization of HUBs.
State of Texas HUB Coordinators
State agencies with biennial budgets that exceed $10 million are required to
designate a staff member to serve as the Historically Underutilized Business
(HUB) Coordinator for the agency during the fiscal year. The Coordinator
advises and assists the agency Executive Director and staff in complying
with the requirements relating to the Historically Underutilized Business
Economic Opportunity Forum
State agencies are required to design a program of forums in which
historically underutilized businesses are invited by state agencies to
deliver technical and business presentations that demonstrate their
capability to do business with the agency. The Building and Procurement
Commission (formerly the General Services Commission) also provides
opportunities statewide for business owners to network and meet key
purchasers, HUB Coordinators, senior management personnel and obtain
information regarding procurement opportunities.