Continuing Education/Training

Navigating IT Procurement in Texas Government

Half-day educational briefing presented by DIR.


Navigating IT Procurement in Texas Government

Friday, April 12, 2019 | Austin, Texas8:30 - 11:45 OR 1:00 - 4:15  (same content both sessions)

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


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 briefing 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
  • Best practices for procurement file documentation
  • Tips for contract negotiations
  • Tips for writing and using a Statement of Work (SOW)
  • DIR Innovative Procurement Lab (IPL) & Agile Procurement



The target audience for this session is state agency personnel involved in IT procurement (inclusive of higher education).  Other levels of government may register on a SPACE AVAILABLE basis but will not be confirmed until 3/29 (if space permits).


TCEA Conference Center3100 Alvin DeVane Blvd., Building B, Austin, TX 78741

Free parking is available in the open lots adjacent to the building.


Registration (for either session)

Seating is limited so it is very important that you return to the enrollment form and cancel should your  plans change.

Additional Information

DIR thanks TASSCC for supporting this valuable educational program.TTS Logo

Date & Location

Date & Time

Friday Apr 12, 2019
8:30am - 11:45am CDT


TCEA Conference Center
3100 Alvin DeVane Blvd., Building B, Austin, TX 78741

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