Procurement Inclusion Program (HUB)

Garland, Texas is the tenth largest city in Texas, and with an annual municipal budget exceeding $500 million, Garland has an ongoing need for a diversified set of materials, equipment, supplies and services. The city's leadership is committed to the inclusion and utilization of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) across every level of city procurement.

To engage and develop HUB participation in Garland's procurement process, the purchasing department has established a Procurement Inclusion Program (PIP) with the following objectives:

  • Identify HUB suppliers through the State of Texas HUB database.
  • Provide HUB supplier education and awareness of Garland's purchasing procedures including electronic bidding.
  • Develop an Assistance Directory for suppliers.
  • Exceed state requirements for HUB supplier notification of bid opportunities.

Information Guide for HUB Suppliers

State of Texas HUB Criteria

A HUB must have its principal place of business inTexas, must be for-profit, and must be at least 51% owned by one or more persons who are African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Native Americans and/or American Women.
The business must have an owner residing in Texas, and that owner must have a proportionate interest that allows active participation in the control, operations and management of the business.

State of Texas HUB Certification

The City of Garland requires Texas qualified HUB suppliers to be certified by the State of Texas. Other certifications may be considered on a case by case basis.
To apply for certification inTexas go

HUB Directory

HUB Directory

How to Register with BidSync:

  • Go to the BidSync website at .
  • If your business is a certified HUB, enter your HUB certification number.
  • Enter the commodity codes that apply to your business.
  • If you have questions, call BidSync's help line at 1-800-990-9339.

    Assistance Directory

    North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency
    North Texas Small Business Center
    Jenkins Agency
    SME Toolkit
    Small Business Development Center
    American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Texas
    Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce
    DFW Minority Business Council
    Black Contractors Assoc.
    Hispanic Contractors Assoc. Of DFW
    Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    Women’s Business Council
    National Assoc. of Women in Construction
    Dallas Chamber of Commerce
    Garland Chamber opf Commerce

    For more information you can download the City's HUB Flyer

    HUB Flyer