Historically Underutilized Businesses

Office for Historically
Underutilized Businesses
Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC) Program
NC League of Municipalities
2011 Annual Conference: Good Government. Great Hometowns.
Presented by:
Bridget Wall-Lennon, Director
Sheryl Cromedy, Lead Certification Specialist
Overview of Office for Historically
Underutilized Businesses (HUB Office)
Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC)
Application and Certification Process
HUBSCO Reporting Requirements
Questions and Answers
To promote economic opportunities for
historically underutilized businesses in
state government contracting and
procurement that will foster growth and
Program Core Services
Certification Program
HUBSCO, How to Do
Outreach Program
Policy Development &
Program Compliance
& Reporting
Construction Monitoring
& Outreach
Statewide Uniform Certification
(SWUC) Program
 N.C.G.S.143-48.4 and 143-128.4 (Formerly
Senate Bill 320)
 Passed & Signed during the 2007 Legislative
 Implemented in July 2009
Provided Secretary of Administration Authority
Develop and administer a program for the certification
of a HUB firms as defined in N.C.G.S. 143-128.4
Create a single database of certified HUB firms
Adopt rules and procedures
SWUC Collaboration
 Collaborative development to:
reduce redundancy
• best practices and processes
• increase overall efficiency of system
Application and
Certification Process
Who Should Apply
Firms that are at least 51% owned,
operated and controlled
 By a minority, woman, disabled (person with
a disability), Disadvantaged (socially and
economically individuals)
 HUB Eligibility Criteria (N.C.G.S. 143-128.4
and 143-48.4)
Application and
Certification Process
HUB Certification Categories
 Minority:
Black, Hispanic, Asian American, American
 Female
 Disabled
- Person with a Disability
 Disadvantaged-Socially and Economically
Application and
Certification Process
How to Initiate HUB Certification
 Go to HUB Office’s Website:
 Register in IPS/Vendor Link as Vendor
 Apply for HUB Certification
Click “Certification”
Click “Request HUB Certification”
Click “Vendor Registration / HUB Certification”
Application and
Certification Process
the Electronic Registration page – read
terms and if satisfied, Click “Accept”
 Complete all applicable information
 On the last page – Click “Registration
 On
Application and
Certification Process
Required Documents
Return to: www.doa.nc.gov/hub
Click: “Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC)”
Quick Links Box
Go to: “Listing of Documents and Forms”
Click: “Required Certification Documents (pdf)”
Click: “SWUC Certification Application (pdf)”
Based on your business type, submit required
Application and
Certification Process
When to Submit Documents
Application and Required Documents must be
submitted within 30 days from completion of
request for Certification
 Electronic Reminder, if not received within 15
 Withdrawals
HUB Office may withdraw, if documents not received
Vendors may also request withdrawal
Application and
Certification Process
Complete Package Sent To
Mailing Address:
North Carolina Department of Administration
Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses
1336 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1336
Location Address: (hand delivery)
116 W. Jones Street, Suite 4109
Raleigh, NC 27603
SWUC Benefits
Streamlined certification process of minority,
women, disabled, and disadvantaged owned
 Uniform standards and procedures for
 Annual Status Update and four-year
reapplication cycles
 Single database to be used by all state
departments, agencies, institutions, political
subdivisions, and local municipalities
SWUC Benefits
Companies input and control their own
information, which can be changed at any time.
HUB firms receive next day e-mail notification of
procurement opportunities that are posted on the
IPS website.
Search engine enables anyone to locate your
company and associated goods, commodities,
and construction services.
HUB firm’s information is available to all state
agencies and the public. (Free Business
Publicity )
What are the Reporting
Statutes and House Bill for Reporting Contracts
Senate Bill 914, Session Law 2001 - 496, December 6, 2001
• G.S. 143-128.2 – Goals
• G.S. 143-128.3 – Administration
• G.S. 143-131 – Informal bidding, effective date: January 1,
• G.S. 143-129 – Formal bidding, effective date: January 1, 2002
House Bill 73, Session Law 2007-446
• Threshold changes, effective date: August 23, 2007
Construction Project Thresholds
 Formal
>= $500,000
 Informal
>= $30,000 < $500,000
Informal Projects (G.S. 143-131)
No requirement to formally
advertise bids.
Lowest responsible,
responsive bidder with
Require to maintain a
record of minority
contractors solicited and of
all recruitment efforts
Formal Projects (G.S. 143-129)
Performance and Payment bonds for
each contract over $50,000; that is a part
of a project cost over $300,000.
Construction or repair projects costing
over $300,000 must use only Single
Prime, Separate Prime, Dual bidding,
construction manager at risk, or
alternative methods.
G. S. 143-128.2 sets out Goals for local
governments to encourage HUB
Minority Business Participation
Goal (G.S. 143-128.2)
State percentage goal
Local Government percentage goal
Good Faith Efforts
Good Faith Efforts
A public entity shall develop a Minority Business
Participation Outreach Plan
Public entities, General Contractors and First-tier
subcontractors shall adhere to the statutory good
faith efforts
Public Entity Non-Compliance with G.S. 143-128.2
shall necessitate the development of a plan of
compliance that addresses any deficiencies
Failure to implement a corrective plan could lead to a
review by the HUB Office and the Attorney General’s
Office before the public entity can bid another
Who is required to report?
State Agencies
Community Colleges
All Local Government Entities
Local School Units
Special Districts
and Other special purpose local governments
What to report?
With respect to each building project:
Verifiable Percentage Goal
Type of Project
Minority business utilization by category
Total dollar value of contracts
Total dollar amount of project (construction
and design
Applicable good faith effort guidelines or
What is the HUBSCO
Construction Reporting System?
 Web
based application
 Formal
and informal construction
Procedures for HUBSCO Access
Visit our website at http://www.doa.state.nc.us/hub/
Print out and complete HUBSCO Access Form
Fax the completed Access Form to Mathew Idiculla at 919-8072335.
Access will be granted to the training site with a user ID and a
Procedures for HUBSCO Access
Mail original Access form including all signatures and you will
be granted access to the live production site.
HUB Office Address
State of North Carolina
Department of Administration
Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses
1336 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-133
Municipalities – HUBSCO Reports
October 24, 2011
95 Municipalities – Registered to HUBSCO System
50 Municipalities – Reported Construction Projects
Include 33 Cities , 14 Towns and 3 Villages
1054 Construction Projects Reported
456 (43%) of all Construction Projects Reported by City of Winston-Salem
2010 -11 Minority Business Participation 14.85%
Total Construction Contract $78,072,892
Total Minority Participation $11,595,970
We Are Here to Assist YOU!
Bridget Wall-Lennon, Director
Management & Office Administration
Patricia Jones, Office Manager
Traci Fleming, Office Assistant
Compliance Section
Mathew Idiculla, Compliance Specialist
Jerry Ryan, Statistician
Outreach & Certification Section
Sheryl Cromedy, Lead Certification Specialist
Cassandra Herndon, Certification/Outreach
Lena Robertson-Ridley, Outreach Coordinator
Grover Burthey, Construction Coordinator
Web: www.doa.nc.gov/hub
(919) 807-2330 Phone
email: [email protected]
(919) 807-2335 Fax
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