The Texas A&M University System is committed to providing equal access and opportunity that encourages the development and participation of minority, woman and service disabled verteran businesses in the State of Texas. The chief executive officers of the A&M System universities, agencies and health science center are dedicated to providing equal opportunity. Each System member is responsible for sustaining this commitment and providing access to procurement opportunities. Equal opportunity and access will be provided throughout the A&M System to all vendors regardless of dollar amount, funding source, or procurement category.
The A&M System Offices is committed to a business program of advocacy, education, knowledge, development and utilization that will achieve Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) procurement participation.
The Texas A&M University System is committed to promoting the participation of minority, women-owned, and small businesses through the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program for the procurement of goods and/or services. The procurement process utilized by the A&M System seeks to provide equal opportunity and equal access in the design, receipt and award of procurement opportunities managed by each A&M System member.
The Texas A&M University System will administer its HUB Program under current State of Texas statutes and administrative codes, the A&M System policies and regulations, and the HUB Performance Improvement Plan. Each A&M System employee who is responsible for conducting business with outside vendors has the responsibility of making a “good faith effort” of ensuring that HUBs are afforded an equitable opportunity to compete for all procurement and contracting activities of the A&M System.
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.