About Us

Program Activities

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center commits to a good faith effort to maximize opportunities for Historically Underutilized Businesses and small business concerns.  We strongly support these businesses and work to facilitate their success here at MD Anderson.  We utilize a number of methods to ensure that HUBs and SBCs are included in the sourcing and procurement process.  What follows is a summary of our activities toward that end.

Vendor Relations

The HFSB team supports vendor relations by providing training at pre-bid meetings on the HUB Subcontracting Plan.  We provide direction, advice guidance and support to interested small business suppliers desiring to do business with MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Additionally, the HFSB team in conjunction with representatives from Supply Chain Management support and attend a number of expo’s, forums and vendor fairs.

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.

Community Relations

Our program participates in various small, minority business events and support organizations such as 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, local advocacy groups and other UT System components in our efforts to encourage competition on all MD Anderson projects.

Internal Relations

The HFSB staff is responsible for identifying American minority- and woman-owned business enterprises and small business concerns for MD Anderson's purchasing and sourcing specialists. We provide training on legislative and program updates as appropriate.  We provide referrals of qualified HUBs and SBCs to our Sourcing Teams for upcoming sourcing events.


Suppliers are offered training annually through regularly scheduled courses on the request for proposal (RFP) process at MD Anderson.  Sessions are also offered annually for MD Anderson Buyers and Sourcing Specialists with regard to Federal procurement guidelines and implementation of new rules governing the Historically Underutilized Business Program.

Monitoring of HUB Subcontract Plans

HFSB team assists with review of all HUB subcontract plans on large dollar (over $100,000) projects to maximize HUB participation and to insure compliance with state rules and regulations.  HUB Coordinators track monthly payments to subcontractors by prime contractors.

HUB and Small Business Concern Events

The MD Anderson HUB & Federal Small Business Program organizes several HUB and small business concern-related events. For more information, please contact Marian Nimon, Associate Director of the HUB & Federal Small Business Program at mnimon@mdanderson.org.