|(a) The department and comptroller operate under a
memorandum of agreement that allows qualified businesses certified
as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in accordance with the
Texas Unified Certification Plan (TUCP) to be recognized as a HUB.
(b) The comptroller certifies businesses as HUBs using
procedures set forth at 34 TAC Chapter 20, Subchapter B (relating
to Historically Underutilized Business Program). The comptroller maintains
a directory of certified HUBs.
(c) The department will submit information regarding
DBEs who qualify as HUBs to the comptroller for certification.
(d) A challenge regarding a business's eligibility
for HUB certification that is based on the TUCP DBE certification
must be submitted to the department for referral and resolution.
(e) A business whose HUB certification is based on
the TUCP DBE certification loses its HUB certification if it is ineligible
to be certified as a DBE.