Deliverables-Based IT Services (DBITS)

Notice regarding process for new DBITS Contract Awards

DIR is in the process of evaluating responses to complete the process of awarding new DBITS contracts (RFO DIR-CPO-TMP-553).

DIR had overwhelming interest from the vendor community, receiving over 200 responses.  As a result, the actual number of contracts awarded will depend on the ability to reach agreement with each of the apparent awardees.  DIR anticipates that contracts will begin to be awarded through the end of December.

Because this is a competitive procurement process, there is no assurance that any incumbent vendor would be awarded a new contract.  Unfortunately, along with impacting incumbent vendors and their staff, this transition also impacts customers.  Because orders survive up to five years beyond the term of the DIR contract, customers may have extension options under their DBITS SOWs. In other cases, customers may defer solicitations until apparent awardees are announced or new contracts are awarded.  

Going forward, solicitations and resulting awards may be effected through the new DBITS contracts. 

Please see below a current list of apparent awardees for customer convenience such that customers may use the list to solicit responses prior to contract signing. However, customers may not issue purchase orders, or otherwise award, until the vendor’s DBITS contract is effective.  The list will be updated daily to include links to the respective contract page as contracts are awarded.
 

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List of apparent awardees for Deliverables-Based IT Services (DBITS) under RFO DIR-CPO-TMP-553.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through the solicitation process and subsequent contract awards in the coming weeks.  Please direct any questions to CPO@dir.texas.gov.        

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

Per TGC 2157.0685, State Agencies are required to submit SOWs for DIR review and approval prior to solicitation to Vendors (award value over $50,000). Learn more about the SOW process or access the SOW portal.

 

Technology Categories Offered under DBITS Contracts:

Application Development is the development of new applications which may be mainframe, server, network-based, web-based or a combination and may require interfaces to existing applications.

Current Application Development Contracts

Application Maintenance and Support includes troubleshooting, modifying, maintaining, improving security, and enhancing legacy systems and applications which may be running in a production environment.

Current Application Maintenance and Support Contracts

BI enables an organization to perform in-depth analysis and includes, where required, data mining of detailed business data providing real and significant information to business users. BI may include an integrated group of operational and decision support applications and databases. BI makes use of tools designed to easily access data warehouse data.

Current Business Intelligence Contracts

Market Research, Procurement Advisory, and Contract Implementation Services activities may include requirements gathering, facilitation activities, scoring criteria development, evaluation criteria development, negotiation guidance and assistance, and contract transition assistance.

  1. Cost optimization including software license cost analysis;
  2. Financial planning and pricing structures;
  3. Market reviews/market research;
  4. Market engagement;
  5. Transition/implementation assistance; and
  6. IT contract management assistance.

Current Contract Implementation Services Contracts

A data warehouse collects, organizes and makes data available for the purpose of analysis and gives organizations the ability to access and analyze information about its business. The function of the data warehouse is to consolidate and reconcile information from across disparate business units and IT systems and provide a context for reporting and analysis.

Road mapping for a data warehouse initiative may include assessment of technology and infrastructure, as-is documentation, business requirements gathering, use case development, and reporting requirements analysis.

This category includes solutioning data warehouse architectural design, data warehouse processes and sourcing, extraction, transformation, analytics, and loading of data sources; planning, assessment, product installation and tuning; prototype development, deployment, data cleansing, data mart development and support; data migration, integration with data mining; integration with business intelligence tools, artificial intelligence, and/or systems; data scrubbing; data transformation; training and knowledge transfer.

Data governance planning and implementation, and Business Analytics and Reporting (BAR) is also included in this category.

Current Data Management Analytics, and Automation Contracts

A data warehouse collects, organizes and makes data available for the purpose of analysis and gives organizations the ability to access and analyze information about its business. The function of the data warehouse is to consolidate and reconcile information from across disparate business units and IT systems and provide a context for reporting and analysis.

Road mapping for a data warehouse initiative may include assessment of technology and infrastructure, as-is documentation, business requirements gathering, use case development, and reporting requirements analysis.

This category includes solutioning data warehouse architectural design, data warehouse processes and sourcing, extraction, transformation, analytics, and loading of data sources; planning, assessment, product installation and tuning; prototype development, deployment, data cleansing, data mart development and support; data migration, integration with data mining; integration with business intelligence tools, artificial intelligence, and/or systems; data scrubbing; data transformation; training and knowledge transfer.

Data governance planning and implementation, and Business Analytics and Reporting (BAR) is also included in this category.

Current Data Warehousing Contracts

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 usually modularized and generally highly configurable. Business Process Reengineering (BPR), system or application changes, implementation, conversion services, and training are often included in an ERP initiative.

Current Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Contracts 

Independent verification and validation (IV&V) procedures are used together for in-depth analysis of a product, service, or system for compliance with requirements as well as the independent oversight of software (or systems) development life cycle (SDLC) processes and specifications.

Current Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Contracts

IT Assessments and Planning may include IT effectiveness, maturity, governance, and architecture. Strategic planning activities may include mission statement development, visioning and goals, objectives, and strategy development. Assessment of staff knowledge, skills and abilities, bandwidth, time and motion studies, and succession planning are included in this category. Strategic planning development and tactical planning may require the provisioning of actionable plans and roadmaps. Organization change management, enterprise architecture, cloud assessments, and network performance assessments are within scope as well.

Current IT Assessments and Planning Contracts

Market Research, Procurement Advisory, and Contract Implementation Services activities may include requirements gathering, facilitation activities, scoring criteria development, evaluation criteria development, negotiation guidance and assistance, and contract transition assistance.

  1. Cost optimization including software license cost analysis;
  2. Financial planning and pricing structures;
  3. Market reviews/market research;
  4. Market engagement;
  5. Transition/implementation assistance; and
  6. IT contract management assistance.

Current Market Research Contracts

Market Research, Procurement Advisory, and Contract Implementation Services activities may include requirements gathering, facilitation activities, scoring criteria development, evaluation criteria development, negotiation guidance and assistance, and contract transition assistance.

  1. Cost optimization including software license cost analysis;
  2. Financial planning and pricing structures;
  3. Market reviews/market research;
  4. Market engagement;
  5. Transition/implementation assistance; and
  6. IT contract management assistance.

Current Procurement Advisory Services Contracts 

Project and Program management services include any or all of the project management processes identified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as published in the most recent edition of the PMBOK® Guide, including practice guides such as Agile and Managing Change in Organizations.

Examples of included services include utilizing the Customer’s tools and processes, using commercially available off-the-shelf tools, using Contract Holder’s own proprietary tools and processes to manage a project, and using the Texas Project Delivery Framework. Information about the framework tool can be found at the following url: https://prod.dir.texas.gov/project-delivery-framework

This category includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Business case development;
  2. Statewide impact analysis;
  3. Cost to benefit analysis;
  4. Risk assessment;
  5. Stakeholder management;
  6. Organizational change management;
  7. Strategic planning;
  8. Program assessment; and
  9. Agile development, training, coaching.

Current Program and Project Management Contracts

Technology upgrade, migration, and transformation may be accomplished by converting/migrating legacy applications to new technology, either with or without new business functionality. It may also include introducing new technology into the enterprise and managing any changes as a result of the introduction.

Transformation may include assessments of the current application portfolio, evaluation of the technology assets before beginning technology transformation and Business Case development for justification of an initiative. Part of the transformation journey may include planning, analysis, requirements development, proof of concept, deployment, implementation, integration, remediation, data migration, documentation, application programming and support services, and training support.

Current Technology Upgrade, Migration, and Transformation Contracts

Cooperative Contracts
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