Advancing Equity in Contracting
Austin ISD promotes and strongly encourages the involvement and participation of Historically Underutilized Businesses. AISD is committed to providing a diverse array of opportunities to minority- and women-owned businesses for District-wide procurements. AISD conducted a community engagement process to develop a formal HUB program based on the disparity study the board of trustees accepted in February 2016. The board of trustees adopted the formal HUB program in August 2016. Phase One of this program was implemented for construction and related professional services on November 15, 2016. Phase Two of this program was implemented districtwide, including commodities and other services, on September 1, 2018.
The Austin ISD HUB Program Department provides:
- A race and gender-conscious process designed to encourage greater MBE/WBE availability.
- A program that encourages participation in all phases of procurement.
- Opportunities for HUB’s to broaden and enhance their capacities to do business with the District.
Annual Aspirational HUB Goals
|Historically Underutilized Business||Construction||Professional Services|
|Historically Underutilized Business||Construction||Professional Services||Non-Professional Services||Commodities|
|Total (MBE & WBE)||21.9||28.5||20.5%||21.5%|
|NOTE: MBE total is cumulative of all ethnicities (AA,A/NA and H); WBE is not included in this total. Goals are derived from the 2016 Disparity Study data.|
We Encourage Feedback
To provide feedback about the AISD HUB Program, or for outreach assistance or program guideline training, email HUBprogram@austinisd.org or call (512) 414-3120.