HUB & Federal Small Business Program
The HUB & Federal Small Business Program at MD Anderson was established to identify Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) and Small Business Concerns (SBC), and encourage them to participate in the competitive bid process.
Our mission is to increase the number of contracts awarded to American minority and woman-owned businesses, and to provide training, resources, and mentoring to help them meet institutional and legislative program goals for all purchases.
A Historically Underutilized Business is:
- At least 51% owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American and/or American woman, and/or Service-Disabled Veterans
- A for-profit entity that has not exceeded the size standards prescribed by 34 TAC §20.294, and has its principal place of business in Texas
- Owned by a Texas resident who actively participates in the control, operations and management of the entity's affairs
Small Business Concerns refers to small businesses, small woman-owned businesses, small HUB Zone businesses, veteran-owned small businesses, service-disabled veteran owned businesses and small disadvantaged businesses, with respect to subcontracting and/or the purchase of materials and supplies in support of Federal Contracts and other federally supported projects.
MD Anderson strongly supports these businesses, and we will work to facilitate their success here at MD Anderson. We use several methods to ensure that HUBs and SBCs are included in the sourcing and procurement process.
Our HUB Goals for FY2022
- 21.1% Building Construction
- 32.9% Special Trade Construction
- 23.7% Professional Services
- 26% Other Services
- 21.1% Commodities
MD Anderson’s purchasing professionals determine the probability for HUB subcontracting opportunities and identify their contracts that will include a HUB Subcontracting Plan for all orders deemed to be valued at approximately $100,000 or more.
Once a solicitation has been reviewed and determined to have subcontracting potential, vendors, both HUB and non-HUBs, must submit a valid HUB Plan with their bid, proposal, offer or an expression of interest to be considered responsive.
If the HUB Subcontracting Plan is not completed, the bid is considered non-responsive. At that time, the process ends for that vendor.
Details regarding the submission are listed within the first few pages of the HUB Plan. After the award of the contract, MD Anderson’s purchaser for the contract and the HUB Coordinator ensure compliance, Section 111.14 (j) and 111.16 (c,h,i) of the HUB Rules.
Use the links below to create a HUB plan:
- Rider 104-A HUB Subcontracting Plan Template
- HUB Plan Tip Sheet
- Training Video Overview of Rider 104
- Change Order Guidelines
- Change Order Form
Major building project HUB Plan templates are available upon request. Email requests to Barbara Howard.
To obtain HUB certification, submit an application on the State of Texas HUB Program website.
To obtain federal certification, visit the U.S. Small Business Administration website. Once certification is obtained, contact us for a procurement referral.
For assistance with certifications, proposal review and procurement training, contact the University of Houston Procurement Technical Assistance Center.
The following entities offer reciprocity with the State of Texas when you have their certification and meet state requirements:
The primary purpose of the program is to help HUBs move to the next level of success through the formation of mentor/protégé relationships with MD Anderson and the professionals who work there. The one-on-one relationships are meaningful, productive, mutually beneficial, and contribute to the long-term success of HUBs and the overall good of the community. The program will augment, not duplicate, other mentoring efforts. Many of our protégés have experienced increased capacity as a result.
To be eligible for the Mentor/Protégé Program, a company must:
- Be HUB-certified by the state of Texas
- Have been in business for at least a year
- Pass a review to identify key suppliers
Although business relationship potential is a possibility, mentoring is not a guarantee or a promise of financial business earnings.
- Fill out the Mentor-Protégé application
- Email to Gabriela Zambrano
Gabriela Zambrano, MBA
Barbara Howard, MBA
Sr. HUB Coordinator
Mid Campus One Building (1MC)
7007 Bertner Ave, Suite 1MC 11.2339
Houston, TX 77030-3907
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
HUB & Federal Small Business Program, Unit 1680
P. O. Box 301407
Houston, TX 77230-1407
request an appointment online.