At The University of Texas at Arlington, fostering collaborative partnerships in our community is something that I see in action with the work you do every day. We have a responsibility to support the communities we serve. One way we do that is by ensuring there are opportunities for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) to do business with UTA. When we promote full and equal procurement opportunities for small minority- and women-owned businesses, we are contributing to the prosperity of the communities we live and work in.
I am committed to UTA increasing the number and value of business transactions with HUB firms, consistent with our own and the state’s goals. To achieve this, it will take all of us. Remember, every time you make a purchase, you can create an opportunity for a HUB. Our HUB team works to identify and encourage HUBs to make products and services available to UTA. I encourage you to work with our HUB Program and become champions for this initiative by making a good-faith effort to seek and select HUBs.
Our Division of Business Affairs has put together useful guidance and information below that will assist you in achieving our goals. I look forward to seeing the progress we can make together.