Vendor Resources

Texas has awarded billions of dollars in contracts to companies certified as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB). Be ready when opportunity knocks by certifying your minority-, woman- or service-disabled veteran-owned business through the Statewide HUB Program at the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

State agencies and universities are constantly looking to work with businesses certified as HUBs. The goal of this good-faith effort is to actively involve HUBs in the Texas procurement process and ensure they receive a fair share of state business.

Follow the links for more info on "How to do Business with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi."

HUB Vendor Basics

HUB Vendor Guide

Who qualifies to be a Historically Underutilized Business?

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • 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 percent owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, American woman and /or Service Disabled Veteran with a Service related disability of 20% or greater, who reside in Texas and actively participate in the control, operations and management of the entity's affairs.

If you are not a HUB Vendor an interested in becoming a HUB Vendor we have also have a link for that.

How to Register as a HUB Vendor

Looking to become part of a Cooperative?

Cooperative purchasing allows agencies / entities to take advantage of contracts that have already been publicly solicited and awarded by another agency (The Cooperative) that meets our state requirements.  Purchasing Cooperatives streamline the purchasing process for schools, municipalities, and other entities in Texas.  Most of them are free of charge.  Click on the link below for some Cooperative Point of Contacts if interested.

How to become a member of a Cooperative & Point of Contacts

Please feel free to contact me at the information below for any questions or concerns.

Ruben Gonzalez, CTCD, CTCM
HUB Coordinator, Procurement & Disbursements
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5731
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5731
Ph: 361-825-5822