Contract Number: DIR-SDD-2077

The Department of Information Resources (DIR) distributed an RFO to solicit responses from IT vendors, for the purpose of creating a list of pre-approved vendors, based on experience and references. On Feb 21st 2013, DatamanUSA was chosen by DIR to be awarded a contract under the DBITS solicitation.This new contracting vehicle for state agencies (and other governmental entities) offered a way to streamline the process that agencies go through to acquire outsourced services for projects. Instead of the lengthy RFO process required in the past, DBITS allows any Texas agency to go-direct to vendors and ask the vendors to respond directly to agency needs based on a Statement of Work (SOW)

For quotes, inquiries and warranty, or if you would like to know more about the DBITS contracting process, please Contact Us.

The DBITS contract process allows agencies to solicit quotes for a fixed price project based on a SOW. The SOW is developed by the agency team and is used to identify the specific services to be performed by the vendor to fulfill its contractual obligations for projects expected to be less than $10M. The SOW will indicate the type, level, quantity, and quality of service as well as the time constraint for the delivery of the project components.

DatamanUSA has over a decade of successfull delivery in the public sector. We are looking forward to partnering with you to bring the best value in deliverable based projects to your agency. Contract number DIR-SDD-2077 is available for the following project catagories.

  • Application Maintenance and Support  - includes the skills and requirements for supporting application systems, including troubleshooting, modifying, maintaining and enhancing legacy systems.  Application Maintenance and Support also applies to applications running in a production environment.

  • Project Management - Project Management service providers may perform any or all of the project management processes identified by the Project Management Institute as published in Table 3-45 of the PMBOK® Guide, Third Edition or most recent.
  • Application Development - Application Development means the development of new applications which may be mainframe, server, network-based, web-based or a combination.  The requirements for new applications may require interfaces to existing applications.
  • Technology Migration/Upgrade and Transformation - may be required to increase business functionality, reengineer a business function, keep current with vendor upgrades or when upgrading existing technology.  Technology Transformation may be accomplished by converting/migrating legacy applications to new technology either with or without new business functionality or it may include introducing new technology into the enterprise. Technology Upgrade/Migration may also include providing website content accessibility compliance.
  • Service Oriented Architecture(SOA) - SOA organizes business software in a granular fashion so that common functions can be used interchangeably by different departments internally and by external business partners. The more granular the components (the more pieces), the more they can be reused. SOA is a way of thinking about IT assets as service components. When functions in a large application are made into stand-alone services that can be accessed separately, they are beneficial to several parties. SOAs are implemented via application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow components to communicate with each other.
Ordering Instructions:
  1. Customer creates an SOW for release to vendor(s). The SOW must be complete, signed by an authorized representative of Customer and must be in the form contained in Appendix C.
  2. Appendix C - Statement of Work
  3. Customer Releases SOW to one or more approved DBITS vendor(s) of their choice in the selected category. Response timeline is at the Customers discretion.
  4. Customer evaluates response(s) and selects a vendor.
  5. Customer issues a Purchase Order. Vendor understands that no work under any SOW issued by Customer shall commence until receipt of Purchase Order.
Combining the flexibility of the go-direct for staff augmentation with the go-direct nature of the DBITS contract provides a powerful opportunity to get more done, at a lower cost, and with much less red tape. We are pleased to offer our services to our public sector customers under this streamlined contracting process. For quotes, purchase orders and warranty, or if you would like to know more about the DBITS contracting process, please Contact Us.

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