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...

  • a for-profit entity that has not exceeded the size standard prescribed by 34 TAC §20.294, and has its principal place of business in Texas, and
  • is at least 51 percent owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, American woman and/or Service Disabled Veteran, who reside in Texas and actively participate in the control, operations and management of the entity’s affairs.


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

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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Contact Info:

Karen Gross C.P.M., CTPM, CPPB, CTP
Manager, Supplier Diversity Programs
on-campus ext. 61094
Mailing Address:
The University of Texas Medical Branch
State of Texas and Federal Small Business Programs
301 University Blvd
Galveston, TX 77555-0905