Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who does the State of Texas consider a HUB vendor?
A. A HUB vendor owns a registered vendor in Texas and is 51% or more owned by a minority or woman.
Q. How much money is needed to be a certified HUB vendor?
A. The HUB application is free.
Q. Where do I mail my HUB application?
A. The HUB application is mailed to the Texas Building and Procurement Commission. The address is on the application.
Q. How long does the HUB application take to process?
A. The HUB application takes about 60 days to process.
Q. Once I am HUB certified, am I certified for life?
A. No, you must renew your HUB certification every two years. The TBPC will send a renewal notification prior to the expiration.
Q. Does HUB certification automatically list my business on the CMBL?
A. No, a separate application for CMBL listing is needed.
Q. Is the CMBL application free, like the HUB application?
A. No, there is a $100 fee for being listed on the CMBL.
Q. Are state agencies and institutions of higher education required to buy from a HUB vendor?
A. No, state agencies and institutions of higher education are required to show a good faith effort with solicitation and contracting with HUB vendors.