• FAQs

    Do I need to be a registered HUB owner or an employee of a HUB to join?
    Not at all! The goal of our association is to promote the social visibility and economic health of minority- and woman-owned businesses in Texas. Even if you don’t conduct business with state and local government, TCH is a place for you and your company to connect with other businesses and add new resources to your company toolbox.

    Who is eligible for membership with TCH?
    As outlined in TCH bylaws, there are four qualifying categories that members may fall into: 1) Registered HUB owners, employees and all other minority and women business owners and their employees 2) Owners, employees, and officers of businesses and associations that directly aid HUBs in securing government contracts Elected officials, government employees, and state agency representatives who actively work with HUBs in promoting the success of the program 3) Students planning to start their own HUB or enter the service of an organization that actively works on behalf of HUBs. If you have any questions concerning whether you or your company are eligible for membership, please contact us. We’ll do everything we can to make a place for you in our association.

    Am I eligible for TCH partner benefits if I’m not a certified HUB owner or employee?
    All members, HUBs and non-HUBs, are eligible for full membership benefits within TCH and through our partners. We know that owning and managing a business is an expensive process, and we want to help you keep your costs in check.

    What groups are eligible for HUB registration with the state?
    According to HUB program guidelines, Hispanic Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Native Americans, and Black Americans, qualifying disabled veterans and American women of any ethnicity are eligible to pursue registration as Texas HUBs. You can access more detailed information on HUB registration requirements here.

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    Round Rock, TX 78664

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    Austin, TX 78727-0149

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Welcome, Minority- and Woman-Owned Businesses of Texas

Witness the collective strength of Texas HUBs at work. Learn more about TCH membership to be a part of the Historically Utilized Business movement.

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HUB Weekly Tips – Understanding State Purchasers

If you are interested in understanding what rules state purchasers have to follow, the following link will provide you with that information:  http://www.cpa.state.tx.us/procurement/pub.  This information will also help you as a business owner in understanding where your company needs to be in order to get business from the State of Texas.   The information in the link includes links to the:  Procurement Manual, Contract Management Guide, HUB Forms Library, Purchasing History Reports and much more.  The information included in the link is a large amount of information to cover.

If you need help or assistance, ask someone from the CPA TPASS Procurement Division, which can found at the following link:  http://www.cpa.state.tx.us/procurement/contracts/contractlist/.

Also feel free to call a HUB Coordinator, which can be found at the following link:  http://www.cpa.state.tx.us/procurement/prog/hub/contactlist/.

Note:  Before you begin “cold calling” on state agencies and universities, its critical that you do your research.  Research takes time, but in the end, time is good for preparation.