HUB Subcontracting Plan (HSP)
In accordance with Texas Government Code §2161.252 and 34 TAC §20.14, each state agency (including institutions of higher education) as defined by Texas Government Code §2151.002 that considers entering into a contract with an expected value of $100,000 or more shall, before the agency solicits bids, proposals, offers, or other applicable expressions of interest, determine whether subcontracting opportunities are probable under the contract.
If subcontracting opportunities are probable, each state agency's invitation for bids or other purchase solicitation documents for construction, professional services, other services, and commodities with an expected value of $100,000 or more shall state that probability and require a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Subcontracting Plan (HSP).
Specifically, an HSP is written documentation regarding the use of subcontractors, which is required to be submitted with all responses to state agency contracts with an expected value of $100,000 or more where subcontracting opportunities have been determined by the state agency to be probable. The HSP subsequently becomes a provision of the awarded contract, and shall be monitored for compliance by the state agency during the term of the contract.