Current Contracting Initiatives

The awarding of DIR contracts consists of five phases:

  • Planning Phase – check in often to see upcoming requests for Solicitations 
  • Notices - Click on the posting number
  • 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
Software Solutions - Augmenting DIR-TSO-TMP-416
Software Solutions - Augmenting DIR-TSO-TMP-416
November 2019​February 2020Vania Ramaekers
​Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Hardware, Software, and Services and Information Technology (IT) Based Land Surveying Hardware, Software and Related Services​DIR-CPO-TMP-444 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Hardware, Software, and Services and Information Technology (IT) Based Land Surveying Hardware, Software and Related Services​June 2019​December 2019Stephanie Harrison
​Information Technology (IT) Staffing Services​DIR-CPO-TMP-445 Information Technology (IT) Staffing Services​June 2019​December 2019 ​Joan Scott
Election Systems Technology Products and Services​DIR-CPO-TMP-446 Election Systems Technology Products and Services​March 2019December 2019 Mary Vickery
​Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Business Process Automation Technology Products and Services​DIR-CPO-TMP-441 Artificial Intelligence and Business Process Automation Technology Products and Services​June 2019​February 2020 Delia Arellano
​End-User IT Outsourcing​DIR-CPO-TMP-442 End-User IT Outsourcing​January 2020​July 2020Delia Arellano
​Information Technology (IT) Based Laboratory Hardware, Software and Related Services​DIR-CPO-TMP-447 Information Technology (IT) Based Laboratory Hardware, Software and Related Services​September 2019​March 2020 ​Vania Ramaekers
DIR-CPO-MEN-429 - Next Generation Data Center Services (DCS) Market Engagement Notice
​Next Generation Data Center Services (DCS) Market Engagement Notice
April 2018​
October 31, 2019 Colleen Berkley
​SOW - TEX-AN Market Research​Statement of Work issued under Master Contract(s)​September 2018TBD Tracy Romero
​SOW - TEX-AN Solicitation Drafting​Statement of Work issued under Master Contract(s)​February 2019​TBD Colleen Berkley
​Multi-Factor Authentication ProcurementTBD
​*Note: DIR will not host Art of the Possible meetings.*
​TBD​TBDChandra Thompson
​Data Management Training (DMBoK2)​TBD​TBD​TBDTracy Romero
Request for Information (RFI) - Phishing, Developer, and Security Awareness Training​TBD​TBD​TBDMonica Presson
​Statewide End-user Security Training Program​TBD​TBD​TBD Monica Presson
​Statewide Incident Response Exercise​TBD​TBD​TBDTracy Romero
​Phishing Training and Simulation Statement of Work​TBD​TBD​TBDMonica Presson
​Third-Party Risk Management Platform​TBD​TBD​TBDChandra Thompson
​Secure Code Training​TBD​TBD​TBDMonica Presson
​CPO Tool Refresh and Update​TBD​TBD​TBDMonica Presson

 All dates are approximate and subject to change without notice.

Pre-Solicitation Notices, Requests for Information, Requests for Comments

​Current Notices, Requests for Information, and Request for Comments on ESBD

​Posting Number

​Description

​Due Date

​Contact

Next Generation Texas Agency Network (Tex-AN) Request for Information
DIR-CPO-RFI-008Telecommunications and network services
​November 26, 2019 at 10:00am CST
Tracy Romero
Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation Request for Information
DIR-CPO-RFI-007
Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computer Vision (CV) solutions 
December 20, 2019 at 10:00am CSTTracy Romero

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

​Data Center Services (DCS), Print Mail and Digitization (PMD)
DIR-CPO-TMP-438
​Request for Offer for Data Center Services, Print Mail and Digitization (PMD)
​December 3, 2019, 2:00pm
Monica Presson
​Data Center Services (DCS), Public Cloud Manager (PCM)
DIR-CPO-TMP-436
​Request for Data Center Services, Public Cloud Manager
​December 20, 2019, 2:00p.m.
Chandra Thompson
​Law Enforcement, Surveillance and Security Monitoring, Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Recovery Technology Products and ServicesDIR-CPO-TMP-443Law Enforcement, Surveillance and Security Monitoring, Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Recovery Technology Products and Services ​December 18, 2019, 2:00 PMCarrie Thomas
Miscellaneous Information Technology Hardware, Peripherals, Components, and Services​Miscellaneous Information Technology Hardware, Peripherals, Components, and Services​January 3, 2020, 2:00 PMCarrie Thomas


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

​Data Center Services - Managed Network Services
​DIR-CPO-TMP-433
​August 21, 2019
​TBD
Monica Presson
Data Center Services - Texas Private Cloud 
DIR-CPO-TMP-432​April 30, 2019​TBD Colleen Berkley
​Data Center Services (DCS), Mainframe Services
DIR-CPO-TMP-439​​October 25, 2019
​TBD
Monica Presson
​Data Center Services (DCS) - Technology Solution Services (TSS)
​DIR-CPO-TMP-435
​November 8, 2019
​TBD
Chandra Thompson
​Data Center Services (DCS) - Security Operation Services
​DIR-CPO-TMP-434
​December 4, 2019
​TBD
Monica Presson

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

​Education IT Products and Services​DIR-TSO-TMP-424 ​October 2019​October 2020Carrie Thomas
​Managed Print Services, Copiers, Printers, 3D and Scanning Equipment and Related Services, Document Imaging, Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Products and Software and Services ​​DIR-TSO-TMP-419​February 2019
​November 2019Carrie Thomas
Data Storage, Data  Communications & Network Equipment and Related Services
​DIR-TSO-TMP-422​July 2018​January 2020Carrie Thomas
​Software Products, Software as a Service, and Enterprise Resources Planning Software Modules Products and Related Services​DIR-TSO-TMP-416​May 2018December 2019
Carrie Thomas
​Google Branded Products and Services
​DIR-TSO-TMP-411
​February 2018
November 2019
Carrie Thomas
​Cloud Services
​DIR-TSO-TMP-266
​October 2017
​November 2019
Carrie Thomas
​Case Management Software and Related Services​DIR-TSO-TMP-401
​September 2017​November 2019
​​Carrie Thomas
​Deliverable-Based Information Technology Services (DBITS)
​DIR-TSO-TMP-253
​March 2017
​December 2019

Carrie Thomas
​Information Technology (ITS) Hardware, Software, and Related Services
​DIR-TSO-TMP-247
February 2017​
​December 2019
Carrie Thomas

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

Recent Awards

These projects have been awarded to vendors in the last 60 days. Click on this link for details and contact information.

 

​Contract Number

​Vendor

​Start Date

​End Date

​Statutory Authority

​Contract Manager

DIR-EC-PAS-0001-SOWEF​Symbio Ecosystems, LLC.​04/05/2019
​02/28/2021​TGC 2054
Lisa Llamas
​DIR-CPO-TMP-448
​Xcel Events
​09/19/2019
​08/31/2020
​TGC 2054
​Lisa Llamas


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