Deliverables-Based IT Services (DBITS)
DBITS contracts provide project-based IT solutions & services and the success of the solicitation is based on the deliverable outlined in the Statement of Work (SOW) issued under the DBITS contract.
DBITS contracts are ideal for developing a new IT application, upgrading a legacy system, or for general IT procurement assistance, including Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) services.
State Agencies Only
State Agencies are required to have SOWs (over $50,000 and below $5 million) reviewed by DIR prior to solicitation to Vendors on DIR contract. Learn more about the SOW Process and access the SOW Portal, per Texas Government Code 2157.0685.
Below are the technology categories offered under the DBITS contracts, based on the current Request for Offer (DIR-TSO-TMP-253)
Application Development is the development of new applications for mainframe, server, network, the web or any combination of the above. This may also include the creation of interfaces into existing applications. Application Development projects may be structured as waterfall, agile, or be a combination of the two, based on your needs. Work with your selected vendor to determine the best fit for your project.
Application Maintenance and Support includes the skills and requirements for supporting application systems, including troubleshooting, modifying, maintaining, and enhancing legacy systems. Application Maintenance and Support apply to applications running in a production environment as well as those that are in development.
Business Intelligence (BI)/Data Warehousing enables an organization to perform an in-depth analysis of its data to gain actionable information to aid in making informed business decision. It can include data mining of detailed business data to provide real and significant information to business users. BI/Data Warehousing can include the creation of data visualizations, BI dashboards, and reports to assist you in getting the most out of your data.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an amalgamation of an organization's information systems designed to automate and integrate a variety of functions, commonly referred to as "back office”, including financials, human resources and asset management. These systems are modularized and generally highly configurable.
Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) are independent procedures that are used together for in-depth analysis by checking that a product, service, or system meets requirements, independent oversight of SDLC processes, and specifications and that it fulfills its intended purpose. IV&V can provide assurance of your project’s success through the early detection and correction of errors. It can help ensure that your project complies with stated performance, schedule, and budget requirements.
IT Assessments and Planning includes IT effectiveness, maturity, governance, project management, and architecture. Strategic planning activities may include mission statement development, visioning and goals, objectives, and strategy development. Tactical planning may require that actionable plans and roadmaps be provided. These services can help ensure your systems, staffing, infrastructure, procedures, and practices evolve to meet your current and future goals.
Information Technology Procurement Assistance services may include assistance in IT Statement of Work (SOW) and/or Request for Offer (RFO) development. Procurement assistance activities may include requirements gathering, scoring criteria development, evaluation criteria development., negotiations, and transition assistance oversight. If you are facing a difficult or complex IT procurement, these services may prove invaluable.
Note: Under Texas Government Code, § 2155.004, a state agency may not accept a bid or award a contract that includes proposed financial participation by a person who received compensation from the agency to participate in preparing the specifications or request for proposals on which the bid or contract is based. The selected service provider and the employees of that service provider who perform IT Procurement Assistance Services will be ineligible to respond to any resulting solicitation(s).
Project Management service providers may perform any or all of the project management processes identified by the Project Management Institute. Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, Kanban, and other project management methodologies are available from the service providers under this category. Big or small, your project will have the structure you desire with set deliverables to gauge progress.
Technology Upgrade/Migration may be required to increase business functionality, reengineer a business function, ensure website content accessibility compliance, keep current with service provider upgrades, or just to upgrade existing technology. Technology Transformation may be accomplished by converting/migrating legacy applications to new technology either with or without new business functionality or it may include introducing new technology into the enterprise.