Saturday, September 23, 2017

TAMACC Signs Agreements in Support of HUB Program

Memorandum of Cooperation with 16 State Agencies and Universities

AUSTIN – The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) will be signing a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with sixteen (16) state agencies and universities on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

TAMACC_MOC_3-24-24-68-X3The purpose of this “good faith” agreement is to create a mutually beneficial relationship between the agencies and universities listed below, which will encourage and assist the development of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) within the State of Texas. Furthermore, the agreement is intended to facilitate the accessibility of information regarding the purchase procedures and HUB programs of the involved agencies, to our member Chambers of Commerce and Organizations, and businesses throughout the state.

These agreements assist TAMACC in conjunction with the agencies and universities to provide outreach activities, technical assistance, education, and increase the number of certified businesses which provides more knowledge and awareness of procurement opportunities through bidding on current contracts.

“I am truly enthused to see the commitment of so many agencies to Hispanic business. Texas has over 600,000 Hispanic businesses and working with Hispanic business creates greater competition, which is not only good for the tax payer but great for the economic development of the great state of Texas,” said Roland Barrera, TAMACC Chairman of the Board.

The HUB Program focuses on businesses that are at least 51% owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, American woman and/or Service Disabled Veteran, who reside in Texas and actively participate in the control, operations, and management of the entity’s affairs.

Listed below are the agencies and universities who will be participating in the MOC along with their designated representative who will be signing the agreement.

  1. Texas A&M University; Dr. Jerry Strawer, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  2. Texas A&M University System; Billy Hamilton, Executive Vice-Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer
  3. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; Richard Hyde, Executive Director
  4. Texas Department of Insurance; David Mattax, Commissioner of Insurance
  5. Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts; Glen Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
  6. Texas Department of Criminal Justice; Brad Livingston, Executive Director
  7. Texas Department of Transportation; Lt. General Joe Weber, Executive Director
  8. Texas Facilities Commission; Harvey Hilderbran, Executive Director
  9. Texas Health and Human Services Commission; Dr. Kyle Janek, Executive Commissioner
  10. Texas Parks and Wildlife; Carter Smith, Executive Director
  11. Texas State University; William Nance, Vice-President of Finance & Support Services
  12. Texas State University System; Daniel Harper, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Finance
  13. Texas Tech Health Science Center; Robert Duncan, Chancellor
  14. Texas Tech University; Robert Duncan, Chancellor
  15. The University of Texas at Austin; Dr. William Powers, President
  16. The University of Texas System; Randy Wallace, Associate Vice-Chancellor and Chief Budget Officer
March 31, 2015
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Memorandum of Cooperation Signing
Texas State Capitol
Auditorium – Capitol Extension

Space is limited but all HUB businesses are invited to attend. However, we ask that an e-mail is sent to Pauline Anton, Executive Director, at panton@tamacc.org to reserve their space.