HUB and Federal Small Business Program:
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, through its' State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business and Federal Small Business Programs is fully committed to the Good Faith Effort to enhance the opportunity of State certified Hubs and small business concerns, including, small disadvantaged (SDB), women-owned small business (WOSB), veteran- owned small business (VOSB), service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) and HUB Zone small business (HUB Zone), participating in the State and Federal marketplace. UTMB's diversity program was established to identify and encourage participation in the competitive bid process, increase the number of contracts and dollars awarded to State Hubs and small business concerns, (SDBs, WOSB, Hub Zone, VOSB, SDVOSB), create a fair and open competitive market, and improve community awareness. Categories for State and Federal Small Businesses are defined as follows:
A Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) is defined as a business at least 51% owned or controlled by one or more minorities or woman and such persons who have a proportionate interest and active participation in the control, operations and management of the company's affairs. Additionally, the principle place of business and its owners must be residents of the state of Texas. The definition of minorities include Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Women, Asian Pacific Americans and Native Americans as described in the Texas Administrative Code (Section 20.12) www.sos.state.tx.us/tac/
Small Business (SB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), HUBZone Small Business (HUBZone), Veteran-owned Small Business (VOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SD-VOSB ). For further clarification, please click on www.sba.gov.
It is the policy of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to promote full and equal opportunity for all businesses in purchasing and contracting operations. Commitment to a good faith effort to fully utilize State Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBS) and federal small business concerns as suppliers of materials, equipment and services required in support of the mission of the university continues as a high priority.
The information on this web site has been prepared to familiarize you with our State and Federal Small Business Programs and staff. We believe this information will help you better understand our organization and provide you with the information necessary to make your business transactions with us successful.
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