Information For

State Agencies

Learn more about the upcoming TX-RAMP (Risk Authorization Management Program) and how it impacts your organization.

Let us focus on technology so you can focus on your mission.

DIR helps state agencies use information and communication technology so they can spend their time and energy better serving the people of Texas. Whatever technology products or services your state agency needs—including computers, wireless Internet, data storage, web applications, and many more—DIR is standing by to serve you. 

Cybersecurity Awareness Training

State Agencies are required to complete a certified training program annually – including employees & contractors w/ access to state agency computers.

State Agency Definition

State Agencies are defined by Texas Government Code 2054.003 (13)

Resources for State Agencies

Procurement Professional's Guide to DIR
Start here and find out what it means to be a procurement professional working with DIR.
Procurement Professional's Guide to DIR
Buying Through DIR
Find out why buying through DIR will save your organization time and money.
Buying Through DIR
Customer Eligibility
State Agencies are eligible and required to purchase through DIR. Learn more about Customer Eligibility and related statutes.
Customer Eligibility
Exemption Requests
State Agencies must submit and get prior approval to be exempt from purchasing through DIR based on certain thresholds.
Exemption Requests
Statement of Work (SOW) Guide
Learn how to write a SOW and how to submit to DIR for review
Statement of Work (SOW) Guide
Schedule of Solicitation Opportunities
Learn more about upcoming solicitations that DIR has in store. Agencies can also submit requests for future solicitation considerations.
Schedule of Solicitation Opportunities
Bulk Purchasing Opportunities
Buy in bulk = save (even) more money. Bulk Purchase Initiatives can be offered when two or more eligible customers engage DIR
Bulk Purchasing Opportunities
Contract Reporting
Find contracts that comply with state law here
Contract Reporting
Administrative Fees
Learn how we establish administrative fees
Administrative Fees
Cooperative Contracts
Search pre-negotiated contracts for cost-efficient services and solutions
Cooperative Contracts
Communications Technology Services
Statewide communications infrastructure providing voice & data solutions: TEX-AN Voice & Data Services contracts, ordering, consolidated billing, CCTS
Communications Technology Services
Shared Technology Services (STS)
We do it for you - Save time and money with our managed IT services
Shared Technology Services (STS)
TX-RAMP
Learn more about the TX-Risk Authorization Management Program and how it effects your organization
TX-RAMP

Four Big Benefits of Buying Through DIR

We save you time: DIR has done the procurement work for you. All contracts have been competitively bid, which means your agency doesn’t have to prepare competitive solicitations or evaluate responses.

 

We save you money: We leverage the volume buying power of the State of Texas to negotiate competitive pricing, which equals big savings for your organization. Sometimes, you can negotiate even bigger discounts if you buy in volume.

Quality assured: DIR vendors are of the highest quality. They must comply with contract requirements—and they usually go above and beyond.

 

You have options: In an effort to offer you a choice of products and services, DIR typically awards multiple contracts for each product/service solicitation. Choose from 20+ brands of computers, 1,100+ software titles, 35+ brands of printers, and much more. 

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