Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) continues our commitment in soliciting and promoting participation of certified minority and woman-owned businesses through the Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Program of the State of Texas in the procurement of goods and/or services. The Vice President for Business Affairs and the PVAMU HUB Office is committed to HUB Diversity and will aggressively work towards expanding HUB contract opportunities with certified minority vendors. PVAMU will administer its HUB Program under State of Texas governing and administrative codes, Texas A&M University System policies and regulations, PVAMU rules and administrative procedures, and the PVAMU Agency HUB Strategic Plan.
The Prairie View A&M University HUB Office is responsible for:
- Identifying and promoting the use of HUBs to meet the procurement needs of PVAMU
- Hosting, sponsoring, and attending forums, fairs, and events to recruit and utilize HUBs.
- Encouraging the use of the Mentor/Protégé Program and sponsoring eligible teams for major construction projects.
- Developing and implementing HUB Program initiatives.
- Providing HUB training and assistance to staff.
- Monitoring HUB compliance
State of Texas HUB Program
In accordance with the Texas Government Code, 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 contracts.
To encourage and effectively promote the utilization of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) by all state agencies, and to promote full and equal business opportunities for all businesses in state contracting in accordance with the goals specified in the State of Texas Disparity Study.
- The State of Texas Government Code 2161
- State of Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Section III, the Historically Underutilized Business Program
- The State of Texas Disparity Study, A Report to the Texas Legislature as Mandated by H. B. 2626, 73rd Legislature, National Economic Research Associates (NERA), Inc. December, 1994
- The State of Texas Senate Bill 178
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