Handbook of Business Procedures
24.2.1. HUB SUBCONTRACTING PLANS (HSP)
In accordance with Texas Government Code, Title 10, Subtitle D, Chapter 2161, Subchapter A, Section §2161.252 Agency Determination Regarding Subcontracting Opportunities and Texas Administrative Code, Title 34, Chapter 20, Subchapter D, Division 1, Sections §20.281 to §20.298, before The University of Texas at Austin solicits bids, proposals, offers, or other applicable expressions of interest for a contract with an expected value of $100,000 or more, the HUB coordinator at the university must determine whether subcontracting opportunities are probable under the contract.
If subcontracting opportunities are probable, the university’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 must state that probability and require a HUB Subcontracting Plan (HSP). Any bid, proposal, offer, or other applicable expression of interest for the contract that does not include a required HSP is considered nonresponsive.
Contractors that are awarded a contract containing an HSP must make a good-faith effort to implement the plan as outlined in the bid, proposal, offer, or other applicable expression of interest for the contract. A good-faith effort to implement the HSP includes reporting to the university any subcontracts. Subcontracts should be reported to the HUB Office using the HUB Subcontracting Plan (HSP) – Prime Contractor Progress Assessment Report.
In the event that a contractor is unable to meet the terms outlined in the HSP, the contractor must report to the university all the circumstances that explain and describe the good-faith efforts made. The university audits each contractor's compliance with the HSP to consider factors indicating good faith. If the HUB coordinator determines that the contractor failed to implement the HSP plan in good faith, the university may bar the contractor from further contracting opportunities with the university.
- Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts – HUB Subcontracting Plan