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Materials Management – HUB Program

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East Carolina University Historically Underutilized Business Program


The ECU Department of Materials Management is committed to equal opportunity for access to and increased participation in the University's purchasing process by Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) in accordance with Executive Order #150 and N. C. General Statute 143-48.

Vendors seeking to supply quality goods and services in support of East Carolina University's mission of education, research and healthcare should contact ECU Materials Management at 252-328-6434 for information and direction to the Purchasing Specialist responsible for a particular commodity or service.

In accordance with N.C.G.S. § 143-128.4(a) and 143-48.4(a), the term "Historically Underutilized Business" (HUB) means a business that meets all of the following conditions:

(1) At least Fifty-One Percent (51%) of the business is owned by one or more persons who are members of at least one of the groups set forth in subsection (b)

(2) The management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more owners of the business who are members of at least one of the groups in subsection (b)

      (b) To qualify as a HUB, a business must be owned and controlled by one or more citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States who are members of one or more of the following groups: (1) Black, (2) Hispanic, (3) Asian American, (4) American Indian, (5) Female, (6) Disabled, (7) Disadvantaged.

Vendors that meet the eligibility requirements should apply for HUB Certification via the N.C. Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC) program.  Additional information is available on the HUB website listed below.

HUB website
North Carolina's Vendor Link Search Engine

Contact the Historically Underutilized Business Program at (919) 807-2330 or via email at HUBOFFICE.DOA@doa.nc.gov