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Procurement Inclusion Program (HUB)

Garland, Texas is the twelfth largest city in Texas, and with an annual municipal budget exceeding $600 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 Black American, Hispanic American, Asian Pacific American, Native American, American Women and /or Service Disabled Veteran.
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 prefers that all eligible 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 to:www.window.state.tx.us/procurement/prog/hub



HUB Directory

HUB Directory


How to Register with IonWave:

  • Register at  https://garlandtx.ionwave.net/login.aspx .
  • If your business is a certified HUB, enter your HUB information.
  • Select the commodity codes that apply to your business.
  • If you have questions, call Purchasing at 972-205-2415.


    Assistance Directory

    North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency www.nctrca.org
    North Texas Small Business Center www.NTSBDC.org
    Jenkins Agency www.thejenkinsagency.com
    SME Toolkit www.smetoolkit.org/smetoolkit/en
    Small Business Development Center www.ntsbdc.org
    American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Texas http://www.aicctx.com/
    Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce www.dbcc.org
    DFW Minority Business Council www.dfwmsdc.com/
    Black Contractors Assoc. www.blackcontractors.org
    Hispanic Contractors Assoc. Of DFW www.hcadfw.org
    Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce www.gdaacc.com
    Women’s Business Council www.wbcsouthwest.org
    National Assoc. of Women in Construction www.nawic-dallas.org
    Dallas Chamber of Commerce www.dallaschamber.org
    Garland Chamber opf Commerce www.garlandchamber.com

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


           HUB Flyer 2015