HUB Programs

About the A&M System Offices HUB Program

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 Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) program is a State of Texas initiative to promote full and equal business opportunities for all businesses in an effort to remedy disparity in state procurement and contracting in accordance with the HUB utilization goals specified in the State of Texas Disparity Study. A HUB is an entity as defined within Texas Government Code, Title 10, Subtitle D, Chapter 2161.

The A&M System Office HUB Program ensures the system’s good faith effort to include HUB businesses in its procurement efforts. This good faith effort involves evaluating and determining subcontracting opportunities, administering the mentor/protégé program, participating in marketing and outreach efforts to promote contracting and subcontracting opportunities in an effort to achieve HUB participation, and reporting HUB expenditures to the Texas State Comptroller.

A&M System Office of Procurement and Business Services | HUB Program is responsible for: 
  • Identifying and promoting the use of HUBs to meet the procurement needs of the System Offices
  • 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

FY24 A&M SYSTEM HUB GOALS

  • 10% for HEAVY CONSTRUCTION, other than building contracts
  • 30% for all BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, including general contractors and operative builders’ contracts
  • 10% for SPECIAL TRADE CONSTRUCTION contracts
  • 35% for PROFESSIONAL SERVICES contracts
  • 11% for all OTHER SERVICES contracts
  • 45% for COMMODITIES contracts

Opportunities

AggieBid

The A&M System office uses an online bidding application referred to as AggieBid which is a public site where suppliers will find Invitations-to-Bid (ITB), Requests for Proposal (RFP), Requests for Information (RFI), and Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) created and posted by multiple System Members.

Electronic State Business Daily

The A&M System Office posts all solicitations estimated at $25,000 or over on the Texas Smart Buy Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD). To locate opportunities posted by the System Office, input “710” for the Agency Number and select “Posted” for the status to perform your search.

Facilities Planning & Construction

The A&M System Office of Facilities Planning & Construction (FP&C) regularly posts contracting and subcontracting opportunities on its webpage. The capital plan, master agreement lists, and staff directory are also available to review.

Upcoming Events

Build Fort Worth Expo 2024

August 16, 2024

Will Rogers Memorial Center
3401 W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107

For more information, visit https://buildfw.org/home.

Virtual HUB Portal Training

September 19, 2024
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

For more information, email so-hubprogram@tamus.edu.

 

TCUF 2024 Conference

September 25-27, 2024

Embassy Suites Frisco
7600 John Q Hammons Dr
Frisco, TX 75034

For more information, visit t-cuf.org.

Learning Resources

Vendor Resources 

HUB Vendors Utilized in Prior Years, by Procurement Category

System Offices HUB Subcontracting Plan (HSP) Forms 

System Offices HUB Policy, Regulation and Rule

25.06.01.S1 SAGO Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program Rule 

System Offices HUB Reports 
Click here to visit the Texas Comptroller’s website where you may view the System Office’s HUB Reports. To locate the data for the System Office, search for agency number “710”.