Current Contracting Initiatives

Phases

The awarding of DIR contracts consists of five phases: 

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 services/products

​Description

​Start date

​Solicitation release date

​Contact

​Technology Based Training, including Instructor-led Training for Technology

​The purpose of this solicitation is to award contracts to provide Technology Based and instructor Led Training. This RFO is comprised of three separate sections: 1) Standard Technology Based Training (TBT) Services; 2) Customized TBT Testing and Training; and 3) Technology Based Instructor Led Training. Standard TBT Services (Annual Subscription and Single Course) include access to a comprehensive course catalog over the Internet. The learning environment shall have complete reporting and administrative functions, including but not limited to, mentoring, e-reference materials, tutorials, roles-based content packages specifically for Human Resources, Customer Services, and Information Technology Workers. Customized TBT Testing and Training provides services to DIR customers through the Vendor’s Internet website. The Vendor may provide tailored solutions as related to customization and delivery of online testing, education, and training resources to meet DIR Customer defined training and testing needs.

​December 2020

​July 2021

Jared Fortenberry

​Miscellaneous Information Technology (IT) Hardware, Peripherals, Components and Related Services

​Vendors may submit a response for any hardware peripherals, components and related services offered by the Vendor. Hardware Components – an information technology device that is typically an internal attachment, which has an essential function and purpose to assist in the design of a computer or other type of IT hardware equipment. Examples of such devices would be memory, hard drives, or video cards. Hardware Peripherals – an information technology device that is typically an external attachment, which is not part of the essential make-up or design of a computer or other type of IT equipment but assists the main IT device in its function. Examples of such devices would be a keyboard, mouse, or speakers.

​January 2021

​July 2021

Scott Wilson

​Cloud Services

​The resulting Cloud Services Contracts awarded pursuant to this RFO will provide DIR Customers with access to cloud service models such as: Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas), Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS), Cloud Broker, Miscellaneous as a Service (MaaS). Deployment models include: Private Cloud, Community Cloud, Public Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud.

February 2021

​August 2021

Pete Casals

​Apple-branded Products and Related Services

​This solicitation is for All Apple Branded Products including, but is not limited to, desktops, laptops, tablets, peripherals, accessories, and software products manufactured, distributed, or licensed under the Apple brand name and related services. Third Party Products may be proposed as an option and will be awarded at the discretion of DIR. Third Party Products are those hardware, peripherals, accessories and software by other manufacturers or publishers that may be used as an attachment or embedded within an Apple device to create, enhance or extend the functionality of the Apple branded device; or to create, enhance or extend the functionality of the Authorized Third Party Product which release on an Apple device platform to function.

​March 2021

​August 2021

Jared Fortenberry

​Laboratory Technology Products and Related Services

​DIR seeks to add a new category of services to its Cooperative Contracts offerings. As technology evolves, there are numerous opportunities to improve manual processes, data analytics, and overall efficiency. Additional information gathering will need to take place, however, the following categories are of interest: Laboratory Automation Next-Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS) Point-of-Care Testing (POC) IT Diagnostics Products Laboratory Internet of Things (IoT)

​April 2021

​October 2021

Doug Leach

​Managed Network Services Research

​Research into managed services offerings for networking. DIR would like to establish a managed network services Shared Technology Services service component for consumption by DIR Customers and potentially DIR for the DCS program.

​March 2020

​August 2021

​TBD

​CPO Tool Refresh and Update

​Procurement of a software tool that would provide procurement management, as well as contract management functions.

​December 2020

​August 2021

Jennifer Tram

​Procurement Assistance – Texas.gov

Contingent on Texas.gov Market Research results, potential services - used to augment DIR resources - may include any of the following areas: industry expertise, procurement project management, transition assistance, and financial planning. 

​October 2020

​February 2021

Jennifer Tram

​ITS Break/Fix

​Managed services for the fee-for-service repair and or replacement of information technology assets.

​March 2021

​August 2021

​TBD

​Learning Management System (LMS)

​Procurement of a platform that would host DIR created statutory training to administer to agencies as needed.

​December 2020

​August 2021

Jennifer Tram

All dates are approximate and subject to change without notice.

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

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.

​Current Notices, RFIs, & RFCs on ESBD

​Posting Number

Description

RFO Release Dates

​Contact

​Artificial Intelligence Products and Related Services

DIR-CPO-TMP-441

​The objective of this Pre-solicitation Notice (Notice) is to inform the vendor community that the Department of Information Resources (DIR) intends to release a Request for Offer (RFO) for Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) Products and Services.

​July 2021

Pete Casals

​Technology Based Recording and Conferencing

DIR-CPO-TMP-559

​The purpose of this solicitation is to provide technology-based recording equipment, software, conferencing products, and related services. Technology based recording equipment, software and related services are used for digitally recording, posting, playing back, annotating, searching, indexing, archiving, storing and managing recordings, including but not limited to, recordings of court proceedings, depositions, administrative hearings, law enforcement activities, and meetings. Technology based conferencing products includes, but is not limited to, audio, video and web conferencing equipment and related services (installation, warranty, maintenance and support, etc.) as well as conferencing software. This RFO is not for telecommunications services that support audio and video conferencing.

July 2021

Doug Leach

Accessibility, Assistive Technologies, and Related Products and Services

DIR-CPO-TMP-555

​This solicitation is for products and service that assist in helping Texas agency and institutions of higher education organizations comply with the Accessibility Standards defined in the Texas Administrative Codes as applicable. Potential Vendors may propose any Accessibility IT Hardware, Software, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Related Services, and Services that may be currently available in today’s market.

July 2021

Scott Wilson

All dates are approximate and subject to change without notice.

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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

Posting Number​

​Description

​Due Date

​Contact

​Deliverables-Based Information Technology Services (DBITS)

​DIR-CPO-TMP-553

​The objective of this Request for Offer (RFO) is to solicit Responses from potential Respondents to provide deliverables-based information technology to the State of Texas and Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Customers, acting by and through DIR. DIR is NOT soliciting DBITS for the DIR.

​July 26, 2021

Colleen Berkley

​Microsoft Master Services Agreement

DIR-CPO-TMP-557

​This solicitation is for Microsoft Technical Services Microsoft Premier Support Services. The Vendor may propose any/all Technical and Premier Support Services of Microsoft Corporation.

​July 26, 2021

Stephanie Harrison

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Evaluation Phase

These are closed Solicitations. DIR is currently evaluating responsive vendors’ proposals.

​Solicitation

​Solicitation number

​Start date

​End date

​Contact

​TEX-AN 2021: Communications Technology Offerings

DIR-CPO-TMP-552

​April 2021

June 2021

Sarah Noel

​Cybersecurity Products and Services (Formerly IT Security, Hardware, Software and Related Services)

DIR-CPO-TMP-550

​February 12, 2021

​July 2021

Pete Casals

​Lenovo Branded Products and Related Services

DIR-CPO-TMP-554

June 2021

​July 2021

Doug Leach

All dates are approximate and subject to change without notice.

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Negotiation Phase

These are closed Solicitations that are currently under negotiation.

Solicitation

Solicitation number

​Start date

​End date

​Contact

​Cabling Services and Related Products

​DIR-CPO-TMP-551

​April 2021

​September 2021

Stephanie Harrison

Texas.gov Payment Engine Research


​March 2020

​August 2021

​TBD

​End-User IT Outsourcing

DIR-CPO-TMP-442

February 2021

September 2021

Stephanie Harrison

​Education IT Products and Services

​DIR-TSO-TMP-424

​October 2019

August 2021

Stephanie Harrison

​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

​August 2021

Stephanie Harrison

Data Storage, Data  Communications & Network Equipment and Related Services

​DIR-TSO-TMP-422

​July 2018

September 2021

Stephanie Harrison

​Google Branded Products and Services

​DIR-TSO-TMP-411

​February 2018

July 2021

Stephanie Harrison

​Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Hardware, Software, and Services and Information Technology (IT) Based Surveying Hardware, Software and Related Services

​DIR-CPO-TMP-444

​June 2020

August 2021

Pete Casals

​Law Enforcement, Surveillance and Security Monitoring, Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Recovery Technology Products and Services

​DIR-CPO-TMP-443

July 2020

August 2021

Stephanie Harrison

​SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS (Augmenting DIR-TSO-TMP-416)

​DIR-CPO-TMP-449

​May 1, 2020

​TBD

Colleen Berkley

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

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Recent Awards

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

Contract Number

​Vendor

​Start Date

​End date

​Statutory Authority

​​Contract Manager

​​Information Technology Staff Augmentation Contract (ITSAC) Services

Awarded Contracts

​10/2020

​2024

​TGC

Tracy Limon

​SOW-01-FY21-SA-0004

​GTS Technology Solutions, Inc.

07/21/2021

​06/30/2024

​TGC

Lisa Llamas

​SOW-02-FY21

​4 Consulting, Inc.

​04/08/2021

​08/31/2021

​​​TGC 2157.068

​Lisa Llamas

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

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Closed

Solicitation Number

Solicitation

Start Date

Closed Date - Action Taken

Contact

DIR-CPO-TMP-556

BMC Helix SmartIT User Interface Customization and Integration Services-RFO

December 2020

June 24, 2021 - No Award

Jennifer Tram

All dates are approximate and subject to change without notice.

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