Navigating IT Procurement in Texas Government
Monday, May 6, 2019 | Irving Texas
9:00 – 11:00 OR 2:00 – 4:00 (same content both sessions).
A complimentary educational workshop presented by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) at 12th Annual Doing Business Texas Style Spot Bid Fair and Hub Expo held in Irving, Texas May 6-7, 2019.
THIS PAGE AND FORM ARE FOR THE DIR WORKSHOP ONLY. YOU MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR THE SPOT BID FAIR/HUB EXPO. SEE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
State agency information resources are strategic assets that must be managed appropriately, starting with planning and procurement. DIR negotiates master contracts that cover a wide variety of information technology products and services. These leverage the bulk buying power of the State of Texas, providing aggressive discounts without the need for a lengthy procurement process. All DIR contracts are competitively bid and comply with state purchasing requirements.
DIR serves a wide spectrum of customers including Texas state agencies, county or local government offices, and public education entities of all sizes. State agencies are required to use contracts established by DIR.
Join us for a two-hour training presented by DIR staff to discuss how to navigate and optimize the IT procurement process. Topics include:
- Determining the appropriate IT procurement method
- Making the most effective use of DIR Cooperative and Shared Technology Services contracts
- Tips and tricks for searching for DIR contracts
- Best practices for procurement file documentation
- DIR Innovative Procurement Lab (IPL) & Agile Procurement
LOGISTICAL DETAILS & REGISTRATION
The primary audience for this session is personnel from public sector organizations, inclusive of state higher education. (Those who purchase technology products and services using DIR contracts.)
Irving Convention Center
500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, Texas 75039
Meeting rooms/classrooms are on 3rd floor. (We have not yet been given a room number/name.)
Seating is limited so it is very important that you return to the enrollment form and cancel should your plans change.
12th Annual Doing Business Texas Style Spot Bid Fair and Hub Expo
Organized by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
Please contact the Expo organizers with any questions about the Spot Bid Fair and Hub Expo. DIR is only the contact for this workshop, which is being offered twice on May 6th.