HUB or DBE subcontracting goals
Skip to main content

HUB or DBE subcontracting goals

HUB goals

Different than DBE goals, Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program goals are implemented statewide, and there is an individual goal for each spending category that TxDOT must meet on a yearly basis: heavy construction, building construction, special trade construction contracts, professional services contracts, other services contracts, and commodities contracts. Any contracts or purchases with businesses actively certified as a HUB will count towards the goal for the appropriate spending category.

DBE goals

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program participation goals are set on all federally funded projects to encourage contracting with DBE-certified small businesses. Contracting with DBE-certified firms on a project with a DBE participation goal will count as participation towards that goal. All prime contractors awarded a contract with a DBE participation goal are required to meet the goal or document evidence of good faith efforts.


After a contract has been awarded, your firm’s project manager will be required to report on HUB or DBE activity during the life of the contract to maintain compliance with the State and Federal laws. Reference your contract Attachment H Provisions which outlines the compliance requirements. Additional information on the requirements can be found in 43 TAC Part 1, Chapter 9, Subchapter J and Subchapter L.

Laws, rules, and regulations

HUB and DBE directories

PEPS resources for HUB and DBE utilization compliance

Historically Underutilized and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Programs