Other Certifications

In an effort to be a conduit to opportunities for MBEs, HMSDC has established Memorandum of Understanding with the City and the State to expedite certification. We do not offer reciprocity certification because our criteria slightly differs. However, HMSDC is committed to efficiency so these agreements shorten the processing timeframe for our certified MBEs.

City of Houston – If you are interested in certifying with the City of Houston as a minority business enterprise (MBE), complete the application here and return it to Constance Jones at certification@hmsdc.org.  Ms. Jones will coordinate your certification process with the City of Houston.

State of Texas – Within 30 days of your original certification by HMSDC, we will submit basic contact information to the Texas Procurement and Support Services (TPASS) Division of the State of Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts office. As a result, the MBE will now gain the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) designation. As long as your certification is maintained current by HMSDC, your certification with the State will be current. The HUB report is sent to the State the 1st week of every month. Questions regarding the HUB report should be addressed to Melody Pahlavan at melody.pahlavan@hmsdc.org