The Texas Department of Information Resources (Texas DIR) offers Deliverables-Based IT Services (DBITS) to Texas governmental and public educational entities through DIR's Cooperative Contracts Program.
The Cooperative Contracts allows customers to purchase items directly from a DIR-contracted vendor. Customers contact the vendor for product and pricing information and then send their purchase orders, with the DIR contract number, and payments directly to the Cooperative Contracts vendor, not to DIR. This streamlines the order process, so customers receive their products/services quickly.
Technology Categories Awarded
Gartner is authorized to provide Texas DIR customers with services in the following categories:
Application Development, Maintenance, and Support, Technology Upgrade, Migration, and Transformation; and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management, Analytics, and Automation, including Data Warehousing
IT Assessments, Planning, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), and Market Research, Procurement Advisory, and Contract Implementation Services
Project and Program Management
How to Order
DBITS Ordering Process
Step 1. Customers must complete a Statement of Work (SOW) that must be in the form contained in Appendix C.
Step 2. Use the Statement of Work template above and include the minimum suggested items such as:
Scope of work
Project risks, assumptions and constraints
Roles and responsibilities
Detailed description of deliverables
Acceptance criteria, including testing or period of review
Project completion criteria
Project schedules to be achieved by vendor
Relevant quality processes
Step 3. Texas State agency customers (not including institutions of higher education) must follow the purchasing thresholds specified in Senate Bill 20 and submit SOWs to DIR for review and approval both at the draft and final submission phases. For more information about the purchasing thresholds and SOW requirements, please see: