Identifying and Assisting New HUB and Small Business Concern Vendors
The HUB & Federal Small Business Program locates American minority- and woman-owned businesses through telephone calls and by attending and sponsoring vendor fairs, as well as through HUB vendor requests to be added to our institutional bidder's list.
Our program is in frequent contact with local area advocacy groups including: the Women's Business Enterprise Alliance, the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, the Women Contractor's Association, the City of Houston, the National Association of Minority Contractors and other UT System components in our efforts to expand the bidder's list from which competitive bids are taken for MD Anderson.
We refer state-certified HUBs and small business concerns to the Purchasing Department for appointments with contract specialists and contract administrators. Known HUB suppliers are shared with all other UT System component institutions. Non-certified suppliers are referred to the Texas Procurement and Support Services (TPASS) for a HUB Certification Application. We offer assistance/information to help you achieve such certification.
Suppliers interested in doing business with MD Anderson are required to register. See the supplier registration page for more information on registering. In addition, current bids are accessible online at any time.
Communicating with Departments
The HUB & Federal Small Business Program Staff is responsible for identifying American minority- and woman-owned business enterprises and small business concerns for MD Anderson's contract specialists. We provide training on legislative and program updates as appropriate.
The client community of MD Anderson, together with all buying components, are responsible for awarding small order purchases to HUBs and small business concerns especially when expending funds from federal contracts or grants that require a Public Law 95-507 plan. Such plans indicate the percentage, or goal, of expenditures with small business concerns. These vendors are identified to our internal staff who are authorized to make limited delegated purchases through our vendor database. This helps in locating HUBs and small business concerns as well as the commodities services needed.
Evaluating Bid Responses
The Sourcing and Contracts Management Department evaluates bid responses received based upon standard evaluation criteria and makes the award to the vendor offering the best value to the Institution. To be recognized as HUB vendor, American minority- and women-owned businesses must have current HUB certification through the Texas Procurement and Support Services (TPASS).
HUB and Small Business Concern Events
The MD Anderson HUB & Federal Small Business Program organizes several HUB and small business concern-related events. View the list of HUB and Small Business Concern Events (pdf) for more information. Training opportunities are included on the list.
Resources for Vendors & Suppliers
- Supplier Registration
- Current Bids
- HUB & Federal Small Business Program
- Owner's Design Guidelines
- Vendors/suppliers who do business with MD Anderson should make themselves familiar with:
- MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct: Do the Right Thing booklet (pdf)
- Ethics Policy (UTMDACC Institutional Policy # ADM0337) (pdf)
- Conflict of Interest Policy (UTMDACC Institutional Policy # ADM0255) (pdf)
- Vendor Protest Policy (pdf)
- Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Policy (UTMDACC Institutional Policy # ADM0157) (pdf)
- Non-Retaliation Policy (UTMDACC Institutional Policy # ADM0254) (pdf)
- Hospital Compliance Plan (pdf)
For more information, contact Supply Chain Management at 713-745-8300.