The University of North Texas System is committed to increasing our utilization of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs). Our mission is to promote and increase procurement opportunities with HUBs through advocacy, education, knowledge, and development.
The UNTS Procurement Office has a full service HUB Team to assist qualifying businesses in becoming HUB certified and to assist the University in exceeding our HUB goals. If you have been doing business with a minority/woman owned business, it may be beneficial for them to become HUB certified. Please email the HUB team and a team member will contact your vendor and see if they can be of assistance in helping them become certified with the State of Texas.
Finding HUB Vendors
How the HUB area can help the departments:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of what product or service the department needs (with specifications needed)
- Set a required delivery date
- HUB Area will send out the informal quote and allow HUB vendors appropriate time to respond. We will work with the department on the time frame needed.
- HUB Area will send the quotes to the departments for decision
Please contact the UNT System HUB Area for assistance with finding a qualified HUB vendor.
A complete list of all certified Texas HUB vendors can be electronically accessed through the CMBL - Centralized Master Bidders List. The state of Texas maintains the CMBL in which all registered vendors for the State of Texas and certified Texas HUBs are listed. You may search the CMBL by commodity class and item codes to find which Certified Texas HUBs provide certain commodities/services (see below.)
Using the Commodity Book
The Texas Procurement And Support Services (TPASS) Commodity Book is used by vendors and state agency personnel.
Agencies use the class-item numbering and descriptions found in the book to properly code products or services on their requisitions and purchases, so informal and formal invitations for bid will reach vendors that have indicated they are capable of furnishing the required materials, equipment, supplies and services.
This organization of commodities by class and item numbers (codes) provides a searchable means of locating vendors by the commodities/services that they offer. Each "class" is broken down into more detailed commodities by "item." The TPASS Commodity Book is viewable online.