HUB or DBE subcontracting 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.
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
- Centralized Master Bidders List - HUB Directory Search
- Texas Unified Certification Program (TUCP) DBE Directory
PEPS resources for HUB and DBE utilization compliance
- Roles and responsibilities - subprovider utilization - HUB
- Roles and responsibilities - subprovider utilization - DBE
- Contract Attachment H – subcontracting (HUB)
- Contract Attachment H – subcontracting (DBE)
- Subprovider utilization report template
- Subprovider utilization report template how to use video
- Manage active contracts with PS-CAMS
- Attachment H frequently asked questions