Navigating IT Procurement in Texas Government (El Paso)

A three-hour educational workshop presented by DIR in El Paso, Texas September 26, 2019. Pre-registration is required for the DIR workshop, which is offered twice on Thursday - 8:30 am or 1:30 pm. 

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Location & Hours

Start Time:
Sep 26 2019
8:30 AM
End Time:
Sep 26 2019
5:00 PM
El Paso Hispanic Chamber 4141 Pinnacle St Suite 120 El Paso, TX 79902 Email: amy.pfluger@dir.texas.gov or lynn.hodde@dir.texas.gov

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | El Paso, Texas

8:30AM – 12:00Noon OR 1:30PM – 5:00PM (same content both sessions)

A complimentary educational briefing presented by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR).

Register for a seat in this workshop to ensure continuing education credits through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Onsite, in-person registration will also be available for individuals not claiming continuing education credits.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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 half-day 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

             Maximizing HUB utilization on DIR Contracts

             Best practices for procurement file documentation

             Tips for contract negotiations

             DIR Innovative Procurement Lab (IPL) & Agile Procurement

LOGISTICAL DETAILS & REGISTRATION

Audience

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.)

Location

El Paso Hispanic Chamber

4141 Pinnacle St Suite 120

El Paso, TX 79902

Registration

Register for a seat in this workshop here to ensure continuing education credits through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Onsite, in-person registration will also be available for individuals not claiming continuing education credits.

New Users to the Statewide Procurement Education Systemplease follow these steps:

  • Click on the "New User Registration" tab
  • Register for the Statewide Procurement Education System
  • Once you click submit, you will be sent an activation email
  • After clicking the activation link, you will be prompted to log in to have access to the Statewide Procurement Education System.

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