Summary: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM
SECTION: Fiscal Affairs NUMBER: 03.B.02
SUBJECT: Contracting with Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs)
June 15, 1992; Revised May 25, 2011 Page 1 of 4
The University of Houston System supports and encourages historically underutilized
businesses (HUBs). The programs, policies, and procedures described in this
administrative memorandum apply to all purchases and procurement for goods and
services for the System and its component universities.
For the purposes of this policy, a "historically underutilized business" is a corporation,
sole proprietorship, partnership, or joint venture, with a principal place of business in this
state, in which at least 51 percent is owned, controlled, operated, and actively managed
by one or more persons who have been economically disadvantaged because of their
membership in a certain group, including Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, women,
Asian Pacific Americans, and Native Americans and who have suffered the effects of
discriminatory practices or other similar insidious circumstances over which the person
has no control (see Government Code Section 2161.001).