HUB Program Overview

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston’s (UTHealth) HUB and Small Business Program is fully committed to the Good Faith Effort to enhance the opportunity of HUBs and Small Businesses participating in the State and Federal marketplace. UTHealth's HUB and Small Business Program was established to identify, educate and assist HUBs and Small Businesses in participating in the purchasing process thereby increasing the number and value of contracts and purchases awarded to minority, woman-owned and small businesses. 

Supporting HUBs and Small Businesses is the responsibility of everyone with the authority to obligate funds at UTHealth. Please remember to use HUBs and Small Businesses in your day-to-day purchasing decisions. Working together, we can be successful in our efforts to be good community partners. Thank you for your cooperation and recognition of this important effort.

UTHealth HUB Subcontracting Plan Checklist

Determination of Good Faith Efforts when subcontracting:

  1. The person completing the forms needs to contact me so that I can walk them through the process.
  2. This contract is anticipated to exceed $100,000 and it has been determined that HUB subcontracting opportunities exist.
  3. All bidders must submit a HUB Subcontracting Plan regardless of whether you are a certified Texas HUB or not.
  4. You may choose to subcontract or self perform.  You have 4 GFE options for subcontracting / self performing.  HSP Check List is on Page 6.
  5. If you choose to self perform, you will be required to provide a detailed Self Performance Justification as to how your company will perform the entire contract with its own equipment, supplies, materials and employees in SECTION 3 of the HUB Subcontracting Plan.
  6. When subcontracting, you must contact three (3) or more certified HUB subcontractors from the State of Texas Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) for each subcontracting opportunity.           
  7. You will need to provide the subcontractors with written notification to include the scope of work, information regarding the location to review applicable plans and specifications, bonding and insurance requirements and identify a contact person.  Utilize the HUB Subcontracting Opportunity Notification Form Page 21 of the HSP Documents.
  8. You must allow the HUB subcontractors no less than seven (7) working days from the receipt of their notice to respond.
  9. You must also list the subcontracting opportunity with a minority and woman trade organizations or development centers no less than seven (7) working days prior to your submission of your HUB Subcontracting Plan for this bid.
  10. You are required to submit all supporting documentation (HUB Subcontracting Opportunity Notification Form(s), letters, phone logs, fax transmittals, emails, etc.) demonstrating evidence of good faith effort performed in contacting subcontractors and listings.
  11. You are required to submit on your company letterhead your Statement of Understanding pertaining to either self performance or subcontracting.
  12. Your HUB Subcontracting Plan is due Friday, January 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. CST and the HUB Manager can review your plan for accuracy up until 24 hours prior to submission deadline of the plan.
  13. If your HUB Subcontracting Plan does not meet the State of Texas guidelines, the associated bid proposal cannot be opened and will be returned to you unopened.
  14. Two copies of your HUB Subcontracting Plan are required in a separate envelope from the bid proposal.
  15. For answers to frequently asked questions regarding the HUB Subcontracting Plan, please visit our HUB webpage at

Contact Information:

Shaun A. McGowan
Manager, HUB and Small Business Program
Phone: 713-500-4862
Fax: 713-500-4710  

Running Department HUB Report

You can run a report of HUB spending for your department or groups of departments for any time period within the last 15 months. The report is based on data in the non-salary spending table. The table gets updated on the first day of every month with the most recent fifteen months information.

Select the date range for your report from the calendars.

Enter the range of department IDs for the report. If you are only interested in a single department, enter that Dept ID in both the "From" and "To" fields.

The report output will contain spending by reporting categories and a calculation of each department's HUB percentage for the date range selected. The report also contains a section that details the dollars spend by supplier for both HUB suppliers and State Contract suppliers.

To print HUB Results: From your browser select FilePrintGeneral TabAdobe.pdf. Select PreferenceLayoutLandscape. Select Print.

To save as pdf file. Type in file name and click "Save". Report will open as a .pdf file. Select File>Print.

Interpreting the Department HUB Report

The HUB percentage is the amount of dollars spent with HUB suppliers divided by the total dollars spend with all suppliers except those on state contracts. The column headings in the report are:

You can print the results screen for a hard copy of the report. If you have questions about your HUB results or opportunities to improve HUB performance, contact Shaun McGowan at 713-500-4862 or email at

UTHealth HUB Results

Click the link below to go to HUB reporting

UT Health HUB Departmental Results

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a HUB vendor? A Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)
    • is at least 51% owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, American Woman or Service Disabled Veteran
    • is an entity with 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.
  2. How does my company become HUB certified?
    • To obtain State of Texas HUB certification, complete and submit a HUB Certification Application.
    • Allow 30 – 45 days after receipt to process the application.
  3. What are the benefits of HUB certification?