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Handbook of Business Procedures

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March 8, 2012
March 8, 2012
HUB/SB

 

Part 24. HUB/SB Office—Small and Disadvantaged Business Organizations - Table of Contents


24.5.1. VENDOR GUIDELINES FOR DOING BUSINESS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN AS A HISTORICALLY UNDERUTILIZED BUSINESS (HUB) OR FEDERAL SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN

Vendors that want to do business with The University of Texas at Austin must follow these guidelines to accept purchase orders and receive payment from the university.

A. Registration as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)

The University of Texas at Austin does not maintain an official bid list, and vendors do not have to register with any entity in order to place a bid or do business with the university. However, the university uses the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) List to search for vendors. The HUB list is maintained by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Vendors can find out how to be added to the HUB list by visiting the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program Web page.

B. Registration as a Federal Small Business Concern

Small business concerns interested in registering as part of the university’s federal small business program may submit a UT Austin Self-Certification Survey Form and a Payee Information Form (PIF) to the Historically Underutilized/Small Business (HUB/SB) Program Office. The self-certification form allows the vendor to attest to any current federal small business certifications held, and to self-certify as a small business concern or a woman-owned small business concern. Upon receipt of the forms, the HUB/SB Program Office verifies the stated certifications through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Central Contractor Registration (CCR) or other certification databases.

C. Registration with the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL)

The University of Texas at Austin does not maintain an official bid list, and vendors do not have to register with any entity in order to place a bid or do business with the university. However, the university uses the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) to search for vendors. The CMBL is maintained by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Vendors can find out how to be added to the CMBL by visiting the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) Web page. The bidders file is continually updated, and new prospective bidders are added whenever possible in order to maximize competition in the marketplace.

D. Resources

 

 

Part 24. HUB/SB Office—Small and Disadvantaged Business Organizations - Table of Contents