Schedule of Solicitation Opportunities

Annually (each September) DIR updates the procurement schedule of solicitation opportunities of all planned procurements for the coming fiscal year.

Please note that all planned procurements are subject to change and all dates are approximate and subject to change without notice. Check this page often for updates. 

Note: This page has formerly been referred to as the Current Contracting Initiatives (CCI).

All Solicitations are also posted and maintained on the Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD).

DIR conducts procurements for Cooperative Contracts (CC), Shared Technology Services (STS), Communications Technology Services (CTS), and Internal (I) DIR purchases.

If you have questions about any of the procurements listed here, you may only contact the point of contact shown for the particular procurement. Failure to abide by this requirement may affect your eligibility for an award.

Have a suggestion for a Solicitation for DIR to explore?

In order to better serve your agency, we encourage you to utilize the New Product and/or Service Request form to identify an existing or future need that DIR may be able to offer through a statewide contract.

 

Planning Phase

Disclaimer: Solicitations in the Planning Phase are in development and not guaranteed to move beyond the Planning Phase. Solicitation descriptions provided in the planning phase are for planning purposes only. If the solicitation moves beyond the planning stage, the actual RFO description will be updated and reflected in the Posting Phase.

Find out more about upcoming Solicitations that are being developed but have not been released for Vendor responses. Check this list often to get a better idea of the types of products and services DIR is seeking to solicit.

List of Solicitations in the Planning Phase: 

DIR seeks one Successful Respondent to serve as the Shared Technology Services (STS) Texas.gov Digital Government Services Service Component Provider (SCP), transitioning from the current Texas.gov support Solution and model to a new digital government solution and model, for DIR Customers.

  • Start Date: July 2024
  • Solicitation Release Date: November 2024
  • DIR Contact: [email protected]
  • RFO Number: DIR-CPO-STS-586
  • Procurement Type: Competitive Request for Offer (RFO)

DIR seeks one Successful Respondent to manage and evolve its Multi-sourcing Services Integrator (MSI) Services to eligible DIR Customers through DIR’s Data Center Services (DCS) program.

  • Start Date: March 2024
  • Solicitation Release Date: First Quarter of Calendar Year 2025
  • DIR Contact: Darrin Jones
  • RFO Number: DIR-CPO-STS-590  
  • Procurement Type: Competitive Request for Offer (RFO)

DIR seeks responses from vendors to manage and evolve its Technology Solution Services (TSS) to eligible DIR Customers through DIR’s Data Center Services (DCS) program.

  • Start Date: March 2024
  • Solicitation Release Date: Second Quarter of Calendar Year 2025
  • DIR Contact: Jimmy Smartt
  • RFO Number: DIR-CPO-STS-591  
  • Procurement Type: Competitive Request for Offer (RFO)

Pre-solicitation Notices, Requests for Information, Request for Comments 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.

List of Solicitations in the Pre-Solicitation Phase:

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.

List of Solicitations in the Posting Phase:

Public Cloud Manager (“PCM”) Services

DIR released a Request for Offer (RFO) for a Public Cloud Manager to provide implementation, management, and support of the Public Cloud Services offering for DIR customers.

  • RFO Number: DIR-CPO-STS-585 
  • Solicitation Release Date: May 3, 2024
  • Response Due Date: July 16, 2024
  • DIR Contact: Darrin Jones

Education Information Technology (IT) Products and Related Services

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) provides this Pre-solicitation Notice of its intent to issue a Request for Offer (RFO) to procure Education Information Technology (I.T.) Products and Related Services. This is a subsequent procurement to DIR-TSO-TMP-424 under the cooperative contracts program and includes the products and related services that were previously awarded under DIR-TSO-TMP-430 for Graphing Calculators, Accessories and Related Services.

DIR will NOT release a separate RFO for graphing calculators.

As of May 21, 2024, DIR does not anticipate issuing additional addenda to RFO DIR-CPO-TMP-588.

BidStamp Application

The BidStamp application is DIR’s e-procurement system that supports solicitations and contracts throughout the procurement lifecycle by automating the procurement processes, e.g., solicitation creation and posting, collecting vendor responses, evaluation of responses and recommendations, and contract creation, award, and management.

 

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Evaluation Phase

DIR is currently evaluating responsive vendors’ proposals and no longer accepting responses from the vendor community.

 
Solicitation Solicitation Number Start Date End Date DIR Contact
Hewlett-Packard Manufacturer Branded Products and Related Services  DIR-CPO-TMP-589  May 2024 June 2024 Julia Klingermann
Managed Print Services, Printers, Copiers, 3D Printers, Scanning, Plotting and Facsimile Equipment and Related Services; Document Imaging Services/Solutions; Enterprise Content Management Products, Software and Services DIR-CPO-TMP-583 March 2024 May 2024 Moshe Thomas
Oracle Branded Products and Related Services DIR-CPO-TMP-584 March 2024 May 2024 Jared Fortenberry
Information Technology Staff Augmentation Contract (ITSAC) DIR-CPO-TMP-579 December 2023 June 2024 Alexis Jimerson
Motorola Branded Products and Related Services DIR-CPO-TMP-574 September 2023 May 2024 Scott Wilson

Negotiation Phase

DIR is currently negotiating with Successful Respondents and no longer accepting responses from the vendor community.

PLEASE NOTE: All Successful Respondents invited to negotiations, should have received a communication from DIR during the month listed below as the “Start Date.” If your agency has not received a communication from DIR during the month listed for the Start Date, and your agency submitted a proposal to one of the RFOs listed in the negotiation phase, please contact the DIR point of contact listed below for the applicable solicitation.

As the negotiation phase may take several months to complete, please ensure that your company’s designated point of contact for the negotiation of a potential contract award remains updated with the DIR point of contact listed below.

Solicitation Solicitation Number Start Date End Date Contact
Managed Security Services DIR-CPO-STS-581 June 2024 October 2024 [email protected]
Texas Digital Identity Solution (TDIS) and Identity Access Management Assessments (IAMA) DIR-CPO-STS-576 June 2024 October 2024 [email protected]
Google Branded Products and Related Services DIR-CPO-TMP-575 May 2024 August 2024 Scott Wilson
Data Storage, Data Communications and Networking Equipment and Related Services DIR-CPO-TMP-577 January 2024 May 2024 James Burkhart
Cloud Services DIR-CPO-TMP-563 October 2022 June 2024 Jared Fortenberry
Mobile Digital Video Recording Systems, Accessories and Related Services DIR-CPO-TMP-566 October 2023 June 2024 Scott Wilson
IT Research and Advisory Subscription Services & Computer Assisted Legal and Investigative Research (CALIR) Services DIR-CPO-TMP-573 September 2023 June 2024 Stephanie Harrison
Cisco Branded Products and Related Services DIR-CPO-TMP-578 April 2024 August 2024 Scott Wilson
Dell Branded Products and Related Services DIR-CPO-TMP-582 April 2024 August 2024 Jared Fortenberry
Software, Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS), and Related Services DIR-CPO-TMP-570 August 2023 TBD Vania Ramaekers
Artificial Intelligence Products and Related Services DIR-CPO-TMP-441 November 2022 TBD Pete Casals
Apple-Branded Products DIR-CPO-TMP-561 March 2022 TBD Jared Fortenberry
Cybersecurity Products and Services (Formerly IT Security, Hardware, Software and Related Services) DIR-CPO-TMP-550 August 2021 July 2024 Pete Casals

Vendor Protest Procedures

The Vendor Protest Procedures page is provided to Vendors for step-by-step instructions for formal protest during solicitation, evaluation, or award of a contract by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). This Vendor Protest SOP should be read in conjunction with 1 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 201, General Administration, §201.1 (a) (1 TAC 201.1 (a)).

Relevant Links

See more about buying or selling through the DIR process, or access the Vendor Protest Procedures page.

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