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Centralized Masters Bidders List

Certified HUB vendors are encouraged to apply for inclusion on the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL). The CMBL was developed and is maintained by the TBPC for state agencies and institutions of higher education to solicit and contract with HUB and Non-HUB vendors. Vendors must complete a separate CMBL application and pay a fee of $100.00 for a two-year listing. State agencies and institutions of higher education regularly search the CMBL to find vendors, especially HUB vendors.

HUB Subcontacting Plan

Each state agency or institution of higher education is responsible to achieve the annual HUB program goals by contracting directly with HUBs or indirectly through subcontracting opportunities in accordance with the applicable Texas Government Codes. Therefore, any state agency, entering into a contract with an expected value of $100,000.00 or more, shall, before the solicitation of bids, proposals, offers, or other applicable expressions of interest, determine if it is probable for subcontracting opportunities under the contract. If subcontracting opportunities are probable the state agency shall state such probability in its bids, proposals, offers or other applicable expression of interest and require the submission of a HUB Subcontracting Plan (HSP) from the prime or general contractor.

Mentor/Protege Program

The intent of the State of Texas' Mentor/Protege Program is to build an effective, long-term working relationship between an established vendor (mentor) and an emerging minority or woman-owned business (protege). The main goal of the program is to identify and overcome barriers that typically inhibit or restrict the success of minoirty and/or women-owned businesses currently certified as HUB vendors. The relationship should do the following:

Enhance and strengthen the capacity of the protege to contract with state agencies or to receive subcontracting opportunities from a state contract;

Increase overall participation of minority and/or women-owned businesses in the State of Texas HUB Proram;

Realize protege's company leasers competency in select areas of identified need.

Increase the protege's ability to realize long-term stability in their repective field.