• Historically Under-Utilized Business (HUB)

    The District will use its best efforts to insure that small, women-owned and minority businesses are informed of current and future purchasing activities. 

    A Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) is a for-profit entity that has not exceeded the size standards prescribed by 34 TAC §20.23, and has its principal place of business in Texas.

    Plano Independent School District will use its best efforts to encourage small, minority, and women-owned businesses to participate in current and future purchases of goods and services. 

    Any business wishing to be identified by Plano ISD as a small, women-owned or minority business shall be certified as such by either "self-certifying" its business under one of the definitions listed above or by certification by a Texas State or Local Government which conducts a certification program.

    All  Construction projects issued by Plano ISD include a Historically Underutilized Business Questionnaire that is to be completed and submitted with the solicitation response. The Questionnaire asks for the supplier diversity classification of the business entity. The form also asks each business entity to state if it will be performing alone or will be using subcontractors.