HUB Vendors

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)

The City of McKinney is committed to working with businesses that are certified as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB). The goal of this good-faith effort is to actively involve HUBs in the procurement process and ensure they receive a fair opportunity to compete for our business. The City of McKinney actively engages and develops HUB participation in the procurement process in the following ways:

  • Identify HUB suppliers through the state of Texas HUB database.
  • Raise HUB awareness of McKinney's procurement procedures, including electronic bidding, through outreach and electronic resources.
  • Exceed state requirements for HUB notification of bid opportunities.

Qualifications to be a HUB

A for-profit entity that has not exceeded the size standard prescribed by 34 TAC §20.294 and has its principal place of business in Texas, and is at least 51% owned by the following who are residents of Texas and actively participate in the control, operations and management of the entity’s affairs:

  • American Women
  • Asian Pacific American
  • Black American
  • Hispanic American
  • Native American
  • Service-Disabled Veteran

Benefits of HUB Certification

  • HUB certification is free and good for up to four years with continued qualification. 
  • Only certified HUBs are listed in the online Texas HUB Directory.
  • The City of McKinney uses the HUB Directory and the Comptroller’s Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) to solicit bids for purchasing and public works contracts.
  • Prime contractors use the HUB Directory to identify HUBs to send notification of subcontracting opportunities. 

How to Become HUB Certified

Visit the State of Texas Comptroller website for information on registering as a Historically Underutilized Business.