Purchasing Department

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)


The University of Houston - Victoria (UHV) actively seeks opportunities for Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) firms to provide the goods and services needed to support the mission, administrative, and logistical operations of the University.

Historically Underutilized Businesses are defined as corporations, sole proprietorships, partnerships, or joint ventures, with a principal place of business in this state, in which at least 51 percent is owned, controlled, operated and actively managed by one or more persons who have been economically disadvantaged because of their membership in a certain group, including women, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans and Native Americans.

UHV is committed to increasing contracting opportunities for HUBs. The University actively supports and encourages participation by soliciting offers, bids and proposals from HUBs when the opportunity arises. Awards are made based on the best value and/or competitive pricing.

The University efforts to increase utilization of HUB vendors include:

Serving as a resource to small minority owned businesses;

Assisting minority owned businesses in completion of the HUB application process;

Participating in regional vendor fairs and economic forums to provide information to these businesses about the products and services the University uses;

In-house training and education programs to departmental purchasing personnel to identify HUB vendors and the benefits of participating in the program.

The HUB program is governed by Texas Administrative Code, Title 34, Part 1, Chapter 20, Subchapter B, Rule 20.13.

If you are interested in becoming a HUB vendor or have other HUB questions, please contact the campus HUB Coordinator, Shawn Clark.