Historically Underutilized Business Program

Statement of Commitment

The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) is firmly committed to the State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program and advocates active involvement of minority, woman-owned and small businesses in the procurement process for goods and services.  TTI is dedicated to making a “Good Faith Effort” to assist HUB businesses to ensure that these vendors receive equal opportunities for a fair share of state business.   Utilization of a diverse HUB vendor base for all levels of expenditures is an emphasis of the program.

The Institute is further committed to the State Use Works Wonders Program for Texans with blindness and other disabilities.  TTI departmental purchasers are encouraged to consider the Texas Industries for the Blind and Handicapped (TIBH) and various Community Rehab Programs (CRPs) when acquiring items sold by the State Use Works Wonders Program.

The Texas A&M University Department of Procurement Services, responsible for the procurement of goods and services in excess of $5,000 for the Institute, encourages the utilization of and participation by Historically Underutilized Businesses in all procurement decisions.  TTI division, program and center staff process all delegated purchases, those less than or equal to $5,000.  On these purchases, department personnel strive to fulfill good faith efforts by seeking bids from HUB vendors by phone, e-mail, and/or vendor websites.

Goal of TTI’s HUB Program

The intent of TTI leadership is to establish and implement HUB Program policies that develop and grow positive HUB vendor relationships with the institute.  Advocacy, education, and knowledge of the HUB Program foster fair and competitive business opportunities that maximize the inclusion of HUB and minority-owned businesses in agency procurement contracts.

Administration of TTI’s HUB Program

TTI will administer the HUB Program as specified by the State of Texas Government and Administrative Codes, Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) Policies, Agency Rules and the HUB Performance Improvement Plan (HPIP).

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For More Information

Donna Harrell
HUB Coordinator
Business Office
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 845-2284 · fax (979) 845-9678
d-harrell@ttimail.tamu.edu