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Key Events Schedule

Issuance of RFP

July 21, 2004

Submittal Deadline (ref. Section 2.1 of this RFP)

2:30 pm Central Prevailing Time on August 5, 2004

2.4

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

2.5

Historically Underutilized Businesses

All agencies of the State of Texas are required to make a good faith effort to assist historically underutilized businesses (each a “HUB”) in receiving contract awards. The goal of the HUB program is to promote full and equal business opportunity for all businesses in contracting with state agencies. Pursuant to the HUB program, if under the terms of any agreement or contractual arrangement resulting from this RFP, the successful Proposer subcontracts any of the Services, then the successful Proposer must make a good faith effort to utilize HUBs certified by the Texas Building and Procurement Commission. Each Proposer acknowledges that, if selected by University, its obligation to make a good faith effort to utilize HUBs when subcontracting any of the Services will continue throughout the term of all agreements and contractual arrangements resulting from this RFP. Furthermore, any subcontracting of the Services by the successful Proposer is subject to review by the University to ensure compliance with the HUB program.

University has reviewed this RFP in accordance with Chapter 1, Texas Administrative Code, Section 111.13 (a), and has determined that subcontracting opportunities are probable under this RFP.

Accordingly, a HUB Subcontracting Plan (“HSP”) or alternate authorized documentation is required as part of Proposer’s proposal. The HSP will be developed and administered in accordance with University’s Policy on Utilization of Historically Underutilized Businesses attached as APPENDIX THREE and incorporated for all purposes.

Each Proposer must complete and return the HSP or alternate authorized documentation in accordance with the terms of APPENDIX THREE. Proposer should contact the University’s HUB Representative, noted below, for assistance in completing

these forms. Proposals that do not include the documentation will be considered non-responsive to Section 2161.252, Texas Government Code.

HSP or this RFP

alternate authorized in accordance with

The successful Proposer will not be permitted to change its HSP or alternate authorized HUB documentation unless: (1) the successful Proposer provides the University with revised versions of such documents that set forth all changes requested by the Proposer, (2) the University approves such revised documents in writing, and (3) all agreements or contractual arrangements resulting from this RFP are amended in writing by the University and the successful Proposer to conform to the modified HSP or alternate authorized HUB documentation.

2.5.1. If the Proposer proposes to use subcontractors to perform such subcontracting opportunities, the HSP will include:

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