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Centralized Master Bidders List

For all purchases totaling $15,000 or more, it is required to solicit a minimum of two HUB vendors. A very useful tool for locating HUB vendors is the Texas Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL), which is maintained by the state of Texas and is comprised of a mailing list of vendors who are actively competing for state business opportunities. It categorizes vendors using specific commodity/service codes that describe the commodities/services sold and the regions in which they choose to do business.

Centralized Master Bidders List

Searching for HUBs on the CMBL Guide


HUB Determination Form

Texas State University requires any purchase $90,000 or greater requires a HUB Determination Form to determine probability of subcontracting opportunities. If Subcontracting Opportunities are found to be probable, completion of a  HUB Subcontracting Plan (HSP) will be required.

Please note: In accordance with 34 TAC §20.28, a “Subcontractor” means a person who contracts with a prime contractor to work, to supply commodities, or to contribute toward completing work for a governmental entity.

HUB Determination Form

HUB Determination Form Guide

HUB Subcontracting Plan

All purchases with the probability for subcontracting will require a HUB Subcontracting Plan (HSP). Approval of the HUB Subcontracting Plan will be required for approval prior to the purchase. Please review the HUB Compliance Information sheet below, contact Procurement and Strategic Sourcing, or e-mail for assistance.

The Texas Comptroller’s Statewide Procurement Division, Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program administers the most current revision of the HUB Subcontracting Plan. Below are the links to the Texas Comptrollers HUB forms and a HUB compliance information sheet.

Texas Comptroller HUB Forms

Completing a Subcontracting Plan