Historically Underutilized Businesses

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) is committed to increasing contracting opportunities for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs). Out of that commitment, a program has been established to enhance the ability of HUBs to:

  • Compete for DADS contracting opportunities
  • Increase the department's awareness of such businesses
  • Maximize the inclusion of HUBs when feasible through direct contracting or indirect through subcontracting
  • Ensure meaningful HUB participation in the procurement process

State HUB Certification Program

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) administers and maintains the state's HUB certification program. To be eligible for certification, businesses must be at least 51 percent owned, controlled and actively managed by one or more individuals who have been historically underutilized because of their identification as members of certain groups. These groups include:

  • Black Americans;
  • Hispanic Americans;
  • Asian Pacific Americans;
  • Native Americans;
  • American women; and
  • Service Disabled Veterans.

Vendors seeking HUB certification are required to complete the State of Texas Application for Certification as a Historically Underutilized Business. For more information, visit the CPA website.

HHSC HUB Program

For additional information regarding the HHSC HUB Program, contact:

HUB Program Office
Mail Code 2020
4405 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756
Email: HHSCHUB@hhsc.state.tx.us
Website: http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/about_hhsc/BusOpp/BO_HUB.shtml

One of the following HUB staff can assist you:

  • Robert L. Hall, C.P.M., CTPM, CCA
    Director, Enterprise Operations for General Procurement for the RFP Team and HHS HUB Program Office Coordinator
    Email: robert.hall@hhsc.state.tx.us
    Phone: 512-206-5526

  • Debra Pendley
    HHS HUB Program Manager/HUB Coordinator
    Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
    Email: debra.pendley@hhsc.state.tx.us
    Phone: 512-206-4525

  • Stella Roland
    HUB Coordinator/Administrator
    Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
    Email: stella.roland@hhsc.state.tx.us
    Phone: 512-206-4562

  • Sherice Williams
    HUB Coordinator/Administrator
    Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
    Email: sherice.williams@hhsc.state.tx.us
    Phone: 512-206-4585

  • John Wesley Smith
    HUB Coordinator/Administrator
    Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
    Email: johnwesley.smith@hhsc.state.tx.us
    Phone: 512-206-5197

  • Joy Simmons-Gransberry
    HUB Coordinator/Administrator
    Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
    Email: joy.simmons@hhsc.state.tx.us
    Phone: 512-206-4618

  • Karen Williams
    HUB Coordinator/Administrator
    Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
    Email: karen.williams@hhsc.state.tx.us
    Phone: 512-206-4716

  • Michael Herman
    HUB Coordinator/Administrator
    Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
    Email: michael.herman@hhsc.state.tx.us
    Phone: 512-206-4543

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Updated: June 12, 2015