25.06 Participation by Historically Underutilized Business
1. It is the policy of The Texas A&M University System (the System) to involve qualified Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) to the greatest extent allowed by law in the System's construction contracting, professional services, and purchase, lease, or rental of all supplies, materials, services and equipment. The System, its contractors and subcontractors shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, political belief or affiliation in the award of contracts. Every System employee responsible for conducting business with outside vendors has the responsibility of making a good faith effort of ensuring that HUBs are afforded an equitable opportunity to compete for all procurement and contracting activities of the System.
2. The chief executive officer (CEO) of each component university, agency and the health science center (HSC) will designate an employee as HUB Coordinator who will have responsibility for implementing all programs dealing with HUB activities for that component and for carrying out the policy as published in the System Policy Manual. The Chancellor will designate a HUB coordinator for The Texas A&M University System. The System HUB coordinator will provide coordination for the System and support the activities of the component HUB coordinators.
3. The Texas A&M University System adopts the rules as specified in 1 TAC §111.11 et seq. relating to the Historically Underutilized Business Program for application to all construction projects and purchases of goods and services paid with appropriated money.
4. The Chancellor shall report to the Board annually on the progress made by the System and each component university, agency and the HSC in the participation by HUBs.
TAMIU has complied and will maintain a list and surrounding area HUB vendors CMBL.