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APPENDIX THREE

HUB SUBCONTRACTING PLAN

The University of Texas at Austin

Historically Underutilized Business Subcontracting Plan (HSP) Information for Bidders ****************************************************************************************************

Contact Arthur McDonald, HUB Director with questions concerning this document at

Phone 512-471-2852 or 512-471-4266 Or email arthurmc@mail.utexas.edu ****************************************************************************************************

Good Faith Effort

In accordance with Texas Government Code, Sections 2161.181-182 and section 111.11 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), state agencies shall make a good faith effort to utilize Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) in contracts for construction, services (including professional and consulting services), and commodity procurements. The University of Texas at Austin encourages the use of HUBs by implementing these policies through a Good Faith Effort Program (GFEP) using racially, ethnically and gender-neutral means per the Texas Building and Procurement Commission (TBPC) HUB Rules, 1 TAC 111.11-111.28. The purpose of the GFEP is to promote full and equal business opportunities for all businesses in State contracting in accordance with the goals specified in the State of Texas disparity study dated 1996. Goals established through the disparity study and 1 TAC 111.

    • 11.9

      % Heavy Construction other than building contracts

    • 26.1

      % Building Construction, including general contractors and operative

builders contracts 57.2% Special Trade Construction contracts 20.0% Professional Services contracts 33.0% All Other Services contracts, and 12.6% Commodities contracts

POLICY

To achieve these goals it is the policy of The University of Texas at Austin to contract directly with HUBs or indirectly through subcontracting opportunities in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 2161, Subchapter F and 1TAC 111.14. In accordance with the State’s policy of encouraging the use of HUBs in state procurement, each state procurement official and each contractor/vendor shall make a good faith effort to utilize HUBs in subcontracting opportunities.

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