Who Can Participate?
Historically Underutilized businesses (HUBs) and Minority, Women, Veteran Business Enterprises (MWVBEs)
- HUBS and MWVBEs, also known as a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE), are generally business enterprises whose ownership and management of daily operations is 51% controlled by one or more persons who is/are socially and economically disadvantaged. Because of his or her identification as a member of certain groups, including women, African Americans, Mexican Americans and other Americans of Hispanic origin, Asian Americans, Native Americans or any other minority or individual, including the physically disabled, as interpreted by the appropriate certifying agency.
- Certified HUBs and MWVBEs include business enterprises that meet the definition of a HUB and MWVBE and meet the requirements of certification agencies recognized by Tarrant County and the State of Texas.
- Businesses include firms, corporations, sole proprietorships, vendors, suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, professionals and other similar references when referring to a business that provides goods and/or services regardless of the commodity category.
- Statutory bid limit refers to the Texas Local Government Code provision that requires competitive bidding for many items valued at greater than $50,000.
If you are not a certified MWVBEs and wish to become certified, contact:
- DFWMSDC (Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council)
- WBCS (Women's Business Council-Southwest)
- HUB (Historical Underutilized Business - State Agency of Texas)