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.
The 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.
Texas A&M University; Dr. Jerry Strawer, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Texas A&M University System; Billy Hamilton, Executive Vice-Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; Richard Hyde, Executive Director
Texas Department of Insurance; David Mattax, Commissioner of Insurance
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts; Glen Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Texas Department of Criminal Justice; Brad Livingston, Executive Director
Texas Department of Transportation; Lt. General Joe Weber, Executive Director
Texas Facilities Commission; Harvey Hilderbran, Executive Director
Texas Health and Human Services Commission; Dr. Kyle Janek, Executive Commissioner
Texas Parks and Wildlife; Carter Smith, Executive Director
Texas State University; William Nance, Vice-President of Finance & Support Services
Texas State University System; Daniel Harper, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Finance
Texas Tech Health Science Center; Robert Duncan, Chancellor
Texas Tech University; Robert Duncan, Chancellor
The University of Texas at Austin; Dr. William Powers, President
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve their space.
About the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC)
TAMACC is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization founded in 1975 by a small group of Hispanic businesspersons interested in increasing business opportunities. The association, headquartered in Austin, Texas is the organizational umbrella for and provides advocacy, technical assistance, programs, and services to the network of local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and Hispanic Business Organizations. Our association has grown throughout the years, even during the tough economic times, we maintain an affiliation of 22 local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and Hispanic Business Organizations with over 15,000 members and advocate for over 600,000 Hispanic businesses in Texas.
Special Invitation for all HUBs to Attend a Ceremonial Signing
All Happening on March 31, 2015
Register today to attend the Legislative Reception with businesses and leaders from across the state discussing what is important - the bottom line!
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Texas State Capitol Auditorium we will have a signing with the Executive Directors, Elected Officials, Chancellors, and Presidents from seventeen (17) state agencies and universities who works with TAMACC to outreach and utilize HUBs for awareness and participation on procurement and contractual opportunities.
You are invited to attend. Watch for the press release and additional information. Visit our web site for more information at