Bulk Purchasing Opportunities

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DIR Customers receive at least the minimum discount negotiated under a Bulk Purchase Agreement, regardless of the volume purchased by the customer.

Bulk purchases are not subject to competition or purchasing threshold limitations, otherwise in effect when using DIR Cooperative Contracts.

Look for huge savings on productivity software, business intelligence software, multi-function devices (MFD), managed print services (MPS), or enterprise content management (ECM) solutions through DIR! You do not need to buy in bulk to purchase through the DIR Bulk Purchase Program.  Bulk Purchases are coordinated by DIR where at least two or more eligibile customers have requested to buy a product (Senate Bill 538 (87R)).

Customer Eligibility

DIR serves a wide range of customers. However, before buying through DIR, learn more about your agency's eligibility to purchase through DIR.

Through the use of DIR Cooperative Contracts, our goal is to maximize cost savings by leveraging combined volume to drive down purchasing costs while providing options to meet individual agency technology requirements.

FY 2019 and 2020 Total Purchases and Resulting Savings:

Segment

# of  Participating Customers

Purchase Total

Savings Total

Higher Ed

25

$346,028

$1,088,336

K-12

40

$205,096

$505,012

Local Government

75

$939,114

$1,343,795

Out of State

3

$121,804

$205,772

State Agency

56

$51,932,200

$18,145,085

Total

199

$53,544,242

$21,288.000

 

Current Bulk Purchase Opportunities

See below for current bulk purchase initiatives that are available. Please check back often for new opportunities.

Productivity Software (BP2021-034)

This Bulk Purchase Price is available now for an unlimited time. 

The Department of Information Resources (DIR) is pleased to announce a bulk purchase of Productivity Software. This agreement includes bulk purchase pricing for the following software:

  • Adobe Sign – Digital Signature Enterprise (DIR-TSO-4052)

This agreement is intended to provide multiple vendors listed by tab on the pricing sheet below. Additional Productivity Software options will be added as they become available. 

Contract Numbers and vendor contact information is located on the related vendor tabs of Exhibit A: Pricing Form.

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Last Updated: 08-26-2021

Bulk Purchasing Initiative for Productivity Software for FY 2021 and FY 2022

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Last Updated: 01-19-2022

Bulk Purchasing Agreement for BP2021-034 Productivity Software Exhibit A Pricing Form

Oracle Cloud Services (BP2022-036)

The initial term of this BPA shall be up to August 31, 2023.

The Department of Information Resources is pleased to announce a bulk purchase of Oracle Cloud Services for Shared Technology Services (STS) Data Center Services Customers.  This agreement includes bulk purchase pricing for the following:

  • Oracle PaaS – Platform as a Service cloud services,
  • Oracle IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service cloud services

This agreement is intended to provide STS Data Center Services Customers Oracle cloud services for use in the STS environment.

This Bulk Purchase Agreement has been prepared in accordance with the DIR Cooperative Contracts Contract DIR-TSO-4158.  The ordering process is outlined in the agreement.

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Last Updated: 06-16-2022

Bulk Purchase Agreement BP2022-036 - Oracle IAAS/PAAS

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Last Updated: 06-16-2022

Pricing Exhibit A to DIR BPA 2022-036

Resources

See below for the annual Legislative Budget Board (LBB) Bulk Purchase Initiative report.

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Last Updated: 06-15-2021

Buying Through DIR
Next Steps / Help & Support

Find out what IT hardware, software and services are available through a Bulk Purchase (BP) initiative.

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