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: 

Description:

This is a rebid of the previous solicitation number DIR-TSO-TMP-401 under the cooperative contracts program. DIR intends to contract with qualified Successful Respondents to provide Case Management Software and Related Services. The purpose of this software and related services is to assist DIR eligible customers in the procurement of software systems and related services (such as maintenance, support, and training) that may include but are not limited to tracking cases, monitoring processes, managing fee collection and reporting. A Successful Respondent may offer any software module and or combination of modules; however, Successful Respondent systems and modules offered must be capable of integration with other court case management and related systems and must be capable of sharing data with justice agencies.

  • Start Date: February 1, 2022

  • Solicitation Release Date: TBD

  • DIR Contact: TBD

Description:

This is a rebid of the previous solicitation number DIR-TSO-TMP-425 under the cooperative contracts program. DIR intends to contract to provide Cisco Branded Products and Value-Added Services to the State of Texas. The Cisco products and services shall include but are not limited to the following products and services: Cisco Hardware, Networking, Wireless and Mobility, Security, Collaboration, Data Center, Analytics, Video, Internet of Things and Software. Value Added Reseller services for the Cisco products shall include, but are not limited to configuration, integration, education, optimization, deployment, support, training, technical and other valued-added services.

  • Start Date: August 1, 2022

  • Solicitation Release Date: TBD

  • DIR Contact: Scott Wilson

Description:

DIR intends to contract to provide Event Planning and Management Services. Historically, the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has hosted three (3) major events for the benefit of its customer base and vendor community. DIR also hosts a number of smaller events, with little to no exhibitor presence at the events. DIR requires event planning and management services for all sizes of events. Under the scope of this Contract, DIR may add additional major events to serve our constituents.

  • Start Date: March 1, 2022

  • Solicitation Release Date: TBD

  • DIR Contact: Ava Ruschmyer

Description:

This is a rebid of DIR-TSO-TMP-411 under the cooperative contracts program. DIR intends to contract to provide Google Branded Products and Value-Added Services. Value-Added Services for the Google products shall include, but are not limited to configuration, integration, education, change management, deployment, support, security management, mobile device management, development services, and other valued added services.

  • Start Date: June 1, 2022

  • Solicitation Release Date: TBD

  • DIR Contact: TBD

Description:

This is a rebid of the previous solicitation number DIR-TSO-TMP-399 under the cooperative contracts program. DIR intends to solicit all IBM, Panasonic & Fujitsu Branded Products including, but not limited to, all hardware (desktops, laptops, tablets, printers, servers, data storage, peripherals, and the related accessories) and software products manufactured, distributed, or licensed under the IBM, Panasonic & Fujitsu brand names.

  • Start Date: October 15, 2021

  • Solicitation Release Date: TBD

  • DIR Contact: Doug Leach

Description:

This is a rebid of the previous solicitation number DIR-TSO-TMP-414 under the cooperative contracts program. DIR intends to contract to provide 1) IT Research and 2) Advisory Subscription Services for DIR Customers that have varying needs to obtain information that cover a wide variety of subject categories including but not limited to: general, business, social sciences, health, education, science, finance, library materials, etc.

  • Start Date: June 1, 2022

  • Solicitation Release Date: TBD

  • DIR Contact: TBD

Description:

This is a new solicitation offering under the cooperative contracts program.

  • Start Date: TBD

  • Solicitation Release Date: TBD

  • DIR Contact: TBD

Description:

This is a rebid of the previous solicitation number DIR-TSO-TMP-418 under the cooperative contracts program. The purpose of the Mobile Digital Video Recording Systems, Accessories and Related Services RFO is to aid DIR eligible customers in an effective way to provide high quality, evidence admissible video and audio recording of critical events such as traffic stops, criminal and surveillance activities, and public contacts. These systems may be used in police cars, buses, or multi-passenger vans. The systems may also provide key meta-data information such as vehicle speed, and GPS coordinates.

  • Start Date: May 1, 2022

  • Solicitation Release Date: TBD

  • DIR Contact: Scott Wilson

Description:

This is a rebid of the previous solicitation number DIR-TSO-TMP-426 under the cooperative contracts program. DIR intends to solicit Motorola Branded Products that include, but not limited to, Hardware, Software, peripherals, accessories, manufactured or licensed, under the Motorola brand name.

  • Start Date: May 1, 2022

  • Solicitation Release Date: TBD

  • DIR Contact: TBD

Description:

This is a rebid of the previous solicitation number DIR-TSO-TMP-416 under the cooperative contracts program. DIR intends to solicit responses from manufacturers, and authorized resellers to provide commercially available off‐the‐shelf (COTS) software products. DIR intends to contract with resellers and manufacturers for all types of COTS software products, software as a service (SaaS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and software related services.

  • Start Date: August 1, 2022

  • Solicitation Release Date: TBD

  • DIR Contact: TBD

Description:

This is a rebid of DIR-TSO-TMP-421 under the cooperative contracts program. DIR intends to solicit responses from potential Successful Respondents to provide language interpretation and translation products and services. Successful Respondents may be asked to provide proof they meet the qualifications to provide interpretation services/products in areas of healthcare, court services, and/or law enforcement. Successful Respondents may be asked to certify their products/services can provide literal translation in addition to practical interpretation.

  • Start Date: August 30, 2022

  • Solicitation Release Date: TBD

  • DIR Contact: TBD

Description:

TBD

  • Start Date: January 1, 2022

  • Solicitation Release Date: TBD

  • DIR Contact: TBD

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:

 

Description:

This is a rebid of DIR-TSO-TMP-423 under the cooperative contracts program. DIR intends to seek qualified Successful Respondents that offer the following services: Website Design, Website Development, Domain Name System (DNS) Management, Business Analysis Services, Website Hosting and Cloud Hosting, E-Mail Hosting, Accessibility Services, Web Content Management (WCM), Web Training, Maintenance and Support. This RFO is for services only. No hardware or software products may be sold as standalone items through a contract resulting from this RFO. Any products needed to deliver final services must be procured through Turnkey Solutions. Excludes Cloud Broker services.

  • Start Date: May 20, 2022
  • Solicitation Release Date: TBD
  • DIR Contact: Doug Leach

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.

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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List of Solicitations in the Posting Phase: 

There are no solicitations in the Posting Phase at this time.

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

Artificial Intelligence Products and Related Services

DIR-CPO-TMP-441 November 2021 June 2022 Pete Casals
Cloud Services DIR-CPO-TMP-563 April 2022 June 2022 Jared Fortenberry

Miscellaneous Information Technology (IT) Hardware, Peripherals, Components and Related Services

DIR-CPO-TMP-558 December 2021 June  2022 Monica Presson
Texas.gov Payment Services Procurement Advisory and Contract Implementation Services SOW-07-FY22 December 2021 June  2022 Jennifer Tram
Texas Open Data Portal and Closed Data Sharing Portal Solution DIR-CPO-TMP-562 March 2022 May 2022 Jennifer Tram

 

Negotiation Phase

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

Solicitation Solicitation Number Start Date End Date Contact
Accessibility, Assistive Technologies, and Related Products and Services DIR-CPO-TMP-555 May 2022 December 2022 Scott Wilson
Apple-Branded Products DIR-CPO-TMP-561 March 2022 July 2022 Jared Fortenberry
Deliverables-Based Information Technology Services (DBITS) DIR-CPO-TMP-553 November 2021 June 2022 Colleen Berkley
​Cabling Services and Related Products DIR-CPO-TMP-551 April 2021 April 2022 Stephanie Harrison
Cybersecurity Products and Services (Formerly IT Security, Hardware, Software and Related Services) DIR-CPO-TMP-550 August 2021 TBD Pete Casals
Data Storage, Data  Communications & Network Equipment and Related Services DIR-TSO-TMP-422 July 2018 May 2022 Stephanie Harrison
Education IT Products and Services DIR-TSO-TMP-424 October 2019 July 2022 Stephanie Harrison
End-User IT Outsourcing ​DIR-CPO-TMP-442 February 2021 June 2022 Stephanie Harrison
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Hardware, Software, and Services and Information Technology (IT) Based Surveying Hardware, Software and Related Services ​​DIR-CPO-TMP-444 June 2020 July 2022 Pete Casals
​Law Enforcement, Surveillance and Security Monitoring, Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Recovery Technology Products and Services ​DIR-CPO-TMP-443 July 2020 May 2022 Stephanie Harrison
Managed Print Services, Copiers, Printers, 3D and Scanning Equipment and Related Services, Document Imaging, Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Products and Software and Services DIR-TSO-TMP-419 February 2019 August 2022 Stephanie Harrison
​SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS (Augmenting DIR-TSO-TMP-416) DIR-CPO-TMP-449 May 1, 2020 TBD Stephanie Harrison
Technology Based Recording and Conferencing DIR-CPO-TMP-559 April 2022 November 2022 Doug Leach
Technology Based Training, including Instructor-led Training for Technology DIR-CPO-TMP-560 January 2022 August 2022 Jared Fortenberry
TEX-AN 2021: Communications Technology Offerings DIR-CPO-TMP-552 August 2021 February 2022 Mary Vickery

 

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)).

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