Current Contracting Initiatives

The awarding of DIR contracts consists of five phases:

  • Planning Phase – check in often to see upcoming requests for Solicitations 
  • Pre-solicitation Notice - Click on the Service/Product name
  • Posting Phase – active Solicitation postings with due dates
  • Evaluation Phase – Solicitations closed, vendor proposals under evaluation
  • Negotiation Phase – Solicitations closed, selected vendors invited to negotiate
  • Recent Awards – click on the contract number for details

Planning Phase

These are upcoming Solicitations that are being developed but have not been released. Check this list often to get a better idea of the types of products and services DIR is looking for.

​Type of Service/Products
​Description
​Start Date
​Solicitation Release Date
​Contact
Pre-solicitation Notice Posted
​Software Products and Related Services, Software as a Service (SaaS), and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software
January 2018​​February 2018
Vania Ramaekers
DIR-TSO-RFI-003 - Next Generation Data Center Services (DCS)
​DIR-TSO-RFI-003 - Next Generation Data Center Services (DCS)
December 2017​​December 2017
Amy Pfluger
Pre-solicitation Notice Posted
​Data Storage, Data Communications & Networking Equipment and Related Services ​December 2017​February 2018Delia Arellano
​Digital Imaging Services
​​Digital Imaging Services​December 2017​February 2018Linda Hart
​Education IT Products and Services
​Education IT Products and Services
​March 2017
​December 2018Tom Hay
​Print, Scam Facsimile, Multifunction Devices, 3D Printers and Related Services and Managed Print Services
​Print, Scam Facsimile, Multifunction Devices, 3D Printers and Related Services and Managed Print Services
March 2018November 2018
Phyllis Benitez

 All dates are approximate and subject to change without notice.

Posting Phase

These Solicitations are currently active; vendors are able to submit responses until the deadline. Pre-Solicitation conferences are posted on the DIR calendar.

Current RFOs on ESBD

​Solicitation Number

​Description

​Due Date

​Contact

Comprehensive Web Development and Managed Services
​ DIR-TSO-TMP-423
Comprehensive Web Development and Managed Services
March 15, 2018​Carrie Cooper

​DIR-TSO-TMP-417
Hewlett-Packard Manufacturer Branded Hardware, Software and Related Services​February 26, 2018
Carrie Cooper
Mobile Digital Video Recording Systems, Accessories and Related Services
​DIR-TSO-TMP-418
Mobile Digital Video Recording Systems, Accessories and Related Services​February 20, 2018
Carrie Cooper
Telecommunications and Technology Interpreter Services, Products and Related Services
​DIR-TSO-TMP-421
​Telecommunications and Technology Interpreter Services, Products and Related Services
February 27, 2018​ Carrie Cooper
Technology Based Conferencing Services
​DIR-TSO-TMP-427
Technology Based Conferencing Services​​February 16, 2018
Carrie Cooper
Cisco Branded Products and Services
​DIR-TSO-TMP-425
​Cisco Branded Products and Services
February 16, 2018​Carrie Cooper
Oracle Branded Manufactured Hardware, Software and Services
​DIR-TSO-TMP-415
​Oracle Branded Manufactured Hardware, Software and Services
​February 28, 2018
Carrie Cooper


Evaluation Phase

These are closed Solicitations. DIR is currently evaluating responsive vendors’ proposals. Click on each link for a list of proposals received.

​Solicitation

​Solicitation number

​Start date

​End date

​Contact

Motorola Branded Products and Related Services
​DIR-TSO-TMP-426
​January 2018
​April 2018
Carrie Cooper
State Agency Consolidated Purchase of Salesforce.com Branded Products and Related Services
DIR-TSO-TMP-255​
February 2017​February 2017
Carrie Cooper

All dates are approximate and subject to change without notice.

Negotiation Phase

These are closed Solicitations that are currently under negotiation.

Solicitation

Solicitation number

​Start date

​End date

​Contact

​Google Branded Products and Services
​DIR-TSO-TMP-411
​February 2018
​May 2018
Carrie Cooper
​IT Research and Advisory Subscription Services

​DIR-TSO-TMP-414
​January 2018
​April 2018
Carrie Cooper
​Texas.gov 3.0 Procurement
​DIR-TSO-TMP-254
​January 2018
​March 2018
Amy Pfulger
​Procurement Assistance
​DIR-TSO-TMP-413
​October 2017
​February 2018
Carrie Cooper
​Cloud Services
​DIR-TSO-TMP-266
​October 2017
​March 2018
Carrie Cooper
​Case Management Software and Related Services​DIR-TSO-TMP-401
​September 2017​March 2018
​​Carrie Cooper
​Value Added Software Products and Related Services 
DIR-TSO-TMP-404​​September 2017
​June 2018
Carrie Cooper
IBM Branded, Fujitsu Branded, and Panasonic Branded Products and Related Services and Cloud Services
DIR-TSO-TMP-399​August 2017​
​March 2018
Carrie Cooper
​Managed Services for Telecommunications
​DIR-TSO-TMP-262
​June 2017
​February 2018
Carrie Cooper
​Regulatory Software Products and Related Services
DIR-TSO-TMP-263​​June 2017​September 2017​ Carrie Cooper
​Emergencey Preparedness Information Technology Products and Related Services
​DIR-TSO-TMP-398
​February 2017
​April 2018
Carrie Cooper
Miscellaneous Information Technology (IT) Hardware Peripherals, Components and Related Services​

​DIR-TSO-TMP-252
​May 2017
December 2017
​Carrie Cooper
​Request for Qualifications - Audit Services
DIR-TSO-TMP-402​​April 2017​
November 2017
Carrie Cooper
​Deliverable-Based Information Technology Services (DBITS)
​DIR-TSO-TMP-253
​March 2017
​February 2018

Carrie Cooper
​Information Technology (ITS) Hardware, Software, and Related Services
​DIR-TSO-TMP-247
February 2017​
​February 2018
Carrie Cooper
​Oracle Branded Cloud Services
​DIR-TSO-TMP-244
​September 2016March 2018
Carrie Cooper
​Software Products and related Services Solicitation​DIR-TSO-TMP-225
​June 2015
March 2018
Carrie Cooper

 All dates are approximate and subject to change without notice.​

Recent Awards

These projects have been awarded to vendors in the last 90 days. Click on the Vendor name for details and contact information.

Solicitation

​Vendor

​Contract number

​Start date

​End date

​Contact

​Cloud Services
GB-SYS, Inc.​DIR-TSO-4070
​January 2018
​January 2020
Carolyn Knowles
​Cloud Services
NWN Corporation​DIR-TSO-4069
​January 2018
​January 2020
Carolyn Knowles
​Cloud Services
Adjacent Technologies, Inc.​DIR-TSO-4065
​December 2017
​December 2019
Carolyn Knowles
​Cloud Services
JHC Technology, Inc.​DIR-TSO-4064
​December 2017
​December 2019
Kerry Stennett
​Cloud Services
​Applied Geographics, Inc. 
​DIR-TSO-4058
​November 2017
​November 2019
Carolyn Knowles
​Cloud Services
​Vintage Computer Brokers, Inc. dba Vintage IT Services
​DIR-TSO-4051
​November 2017
​November 2019
Carolyn Knowles
​Cloud Services
Doublehorn, LLC
​DIR-TSO-4053
​November 2017
​November 2019
Carolyn Knowles
​​Deliverable-Based Information Technology Services (DBITS)M Corp​DIR-TSO-4008​September 2017​September 2019Elizabeth Lopez
​Dell Manufacturer Branded Hardware, Software and Related Services
Dell Marketing, L.P.

DIR-TSO-3763​
​January 2018
​January 2020
Linda Hart
​Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Products and Related Services
SHI Government Solutions, Inc.​DIR-TSO-4056
​January 2018
​January 2020
Stephanie Harrison
​Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Products and Related Services
Portable Computer Systems, Inc. dba PCS Mobile​DIR-TSO-4018
​January 2018
​January 2020
Stephanie Harrison
​Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Products and Related Services
​Argent Associates, Inc.
​DIR-TSO-4024
​October 2017
​October 2019
Stephanie Harrison
​Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Products and Related Services
Hutton Communications, Inc.
​DIR-TSO-4048
​October 2017
​October 2019
Stephanie Harrison
​Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Products and Related Services
Alpha Omega Wireless
​DIR-TSO-4021
​October 2017
​October 2019
Stephanie Harrison
​​Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Products and Related Services
​CutCom Software, Inc.
​DIR-TSO-4023
​October 2017
​October 2019

Delia Arellano
​Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Products and Related Services
​GTS Solutions, Inc.
​DIR-TSO-4017
​October 2017
​October 2019
Carolyn Knowles
​Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Products and Related ServicesDailey and Wells Communications, Inc. ​DIR-TSO-4010​September 2017​September 2019Tom Hay
​Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Products and Related Services ​JVCKenwood USA Corporation​DIR-TSO-3979​September 2017​September 2019Tom Hay
​Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Products and Related ServicesE.F. Johnson Company​DIR-TS0-3980​September 2017​September 2019​​Tom Hay
​Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Products and Related ServicesDimDrop, Inc.​DIR-TSO-4013​September 2017​September 2019Tom Hay
​Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Products and Related Services ​ICOM America, Inc.​DIR-TSO-3964​September 2017​September 2019Tom Hay
​Graphing Calculators, Accessories, and Related ServicesD&H Distributing Company​DIR-TSO-4014​September 2017​September 2017Linda Hart
​​​​IBM Branded, Fujitsu Branded, and Panasonic Branded Products and Related Services and Cloud Services
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
​DIR-TSO-4025
​November 2017
​November 2019
​Sandy Fang
​​​IBM Branded, Fujitsu Branded, and Panasonic Branded Products and Related Services and Cloud Services
​PetroSys Technology Solutions, Inc.
​DIR-TSO-4019
​October 2017
​October 2019
Carolyn Knowles
​​IBM Branded, Fujitsu Branded, and Panasonic Branded Products and Related Services and Cloud Services
​Fujitsu America, Inc.
​DIR-TSO-4020
​September 2017
​September 2019
Carolyn Knowles
​IBM Branded, Fujitsu Branded, and Panasonic Branded Products and Related Services and Cloud ServicesSirius Computer Solutions, Inc.
​DIR-TSO-3999​September 2017​September 2019Carolyn Knowles
​​Information Technology (ITS) Hardware, Software, and Related Services
​iBoss, Inc.
​DIR-TSO-4049
​November 2017
​November 2018
Airy Luangaphay
​Managed Security Services (MSS)
​AT&T Corp
​DIR-MSS-SCP-001
​November 2017
​August 2021
Mike Labinski
​Miscellaneous Information Technology (IT) Hardware Peripherals, Components and Related Services​
SYNNEX Corporation​DIR-TSO-3866
​January 2018
​January 2018
Stephanie Harrison
​Miscellaneous Information Technology (IT) Hardware Peripherals, Components and Related Services​
​Tekvox, Inc. 
​DIR-TSO-3864
​October 2017
​October 2018
Stephanie Harrison
​​Miscellaneous Information Technology (IT) Hardware Peripherals, Components and Related Services​
Rugged Protection, LLC
​DIR-TSO-3859
​October 2017
​October 2018
Stephanie Harrison
​Miscellaneous Information Technology (IT) Hardware Peripherals, Components and Related Services​
Epson America, Inc.
​DIR-TSO-3858
​September 2017
​September 2018
Stephanie Harrison
Multi-Sourcing Services Integrator (MSI)
Capegemini America, Inc.​​DIR-ESS-MSI-407
​September 2018
​August 2022
Jennifer Neutzler
​Regulatory Software Products and Related Services
Unisys Corporation​DIR-TSO-3949
​December 2017
​December 2018
Kerry Stennett
​​Regulatory Software Products and Related Services
​Praeses, LLC
​DIR-TSO-3928
​November 2017
​November 2018
Kerry Stennett
​Regulatory Software Products and Related Services
MicroPact Global, Inc.​DIR-TSO-3923
​August 2017
​August 2018
Linda Hart
​Software Products and Related Services
OPTIV Security, Inc.​DIR-TSO-4071
​January 2018
​January 2019
Vania Ramaekers
​​​Software Products and Related Services
CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. 
​DIR-TSO-3826
​November 2017
​November 2018
Vania Ramaekers
​​Software Products and Related Services
​iBridge Group, Inc.
​DIR-TSO-3828
​October 2017
​October 2018
Vania Ramaekers
​Software Products and Related Services
​Network Technologies Corporation
​DIR-TSO-3976
​September 2017
​September 2018
Vania Ramaekers
​Software Products and Related Services
Tecsys, Inc.
​DIR-TSO-3975
​September 2017
​September 2018
Vania Ramaekers
Software Products and Related ServicesExecutive Information Systems LLC​DIR-TSO-3798​September 2017​September 2018Kerry Stennett
Software Products and Related ServicesAppriss Inc.​DIR-TSO-3937​September 2017​September 2018Vania Ramaekers
​Software Products and Related Services
Smartbridge, Inc.​DIR-TSO-3851​September 2017​September 2018Vania Ramaekers
​Software Products and Related Services
CDW Government LLC​DIR-TSO-3900
​August 2017
​August 2018
Mario Gutierrez
​Software Products and Related Services
Hyland Software, Inc.​DIR-TSO-3734
​August 2017
​August 2018
Kerry Stennett
​Technology Based and Instructor Led Training
Horizons Southwest Management​DIR-TSO-3961
​August 2017
​August 2019
Mary Vickery
​Technology Based and Instructor Led TrainingWorkforce Ready Koncepts, LLC​DIR-TSO-4009​September 2017​September 2019​​Phyllis Benitez
​Technology Based and Instructor Led TrainingPulse Media, Inc. dba Lumenbrite Training​DIR-TSO-4003​September 2017​September 2019Phyllis Benitez
​Technology Based and Instructor Led TrainingPrinciple Information Technology Company​DIR-TSO-3989​August 2017​August 2019Phyllis Benitez
​Technology Based and Instructor Led TrainingLearning Tree International USA, ,Inc.​DIR-TSO-4006​August 2017​August 2019Phyllis Benitez
​Technology Based and Instructor Led Training
Microassist, Inc.​DIR-TSO-3982
​August 2017
​August 2019
Phyllis Benitez
​Technology Based Recording Equipment, Software, Conferencing Products and Related Services
Tactical Digital Corporation
​DIR-TSO-4015
​September 2017
​September 2018
Vania Ramaekers
​Technology Based Recording Equipment, Software, Conferencing Products and Related Services
Electra Link, Inc.
​DIR-TSO-3969
​October 2017
​October 2018
Kerry Stennett
​Technology Based Recording Equipment, Software, Conferencing Products and Related Services
​Conference Technologies, Inc.
​DIR-TSO-4001
​September 2017
​September 2018
Vania Ramaekers
​Technology Based Recording Equipment, Software, Conferencing Products and Related ServicesJustice AV Solutions, Inc.​DIR-TSO-3968​September 2017​September 2018Kerry Stennett
​Technology Based Recording Equipment, Software, Conferencing Products and Related ServicesFord Audio-Video Systems LLC​DIR-TSO-3957​September 2017​September 2018Kerry Stennett
​Technology Based Recording Equipment, Software, Conferencing Products and Related Services
Technology for Education dba TFE​DIR-TSO-3951
​August 2017
​August 2018
Kerry Stennett
​Technology Based Recording Equipment, Software, Conferencing Products and Related Services
Granicus, Inc.​DIR-TSO-3948
​August 2017
​August 2018

Kerry Stennett
​Technology Based Recording Equipment, Software, Conferencing Products and Related Services
Digital Resources, Inc.​DIR-TSO-3943
​August 2017
​August 2018
Kerry Stennett
​Value Added Software Products and Related Services 
Novacoast, Inc. 
​DIR-TSO-4059
​November 2017
​November 2019
Kerry Stennett
​Value Added Software Products and Related Services 
​Insight Public Sector
​DIR-TSO-4052
​November 2017
​November 2019
Kerry Stennett

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