The Texas Department of Information Resources (Texas DIR) offers Deliverables-Based IT Services (DBITS) to public entities (State, Local and Educational), both within Texas and outside the state through DIR’s DBITS Program.
Integris Applied has a distinct value proposition that is unique in the DBITS IT Procurement Assistance vendor pool – one that is increasingly important in supporting accelerated acquisition and services resiliency in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- IT Services Pricing and Contract Structure
- Prior to any sourcing initiative, it is critical to understand current costs and market-based opportunities for improvement. We have a database of the most relevant IT services pricing and contracts from other public sector entities, and the expertise (often from procuring and negotiating those very same contracts) to apply this knowledge on client procurement and negotiation initiatives.
- Complex IT Services Procurement Strategy
- We have led procurement strategy and process facilitation in the largest state government IT services procurement initiatives to-date, including the Texas DIR DCS program in 2010-2012; Georgia Technology Authority’s Enterprise Technology Services program from 2012-2019; and Virginia Information Technologies Agency’s Integrated Services Program from 2015-2019.
- Collaborative IT Contract Restructuring and Renegotiations
- Some change initiatives may not require a full re-procurement, and instead may be conducted via a relationship and contract renegotiation. We have conducted numerous such renegotiations and contract changes to create multiparty wins.
Integris Applied provides services in the category of IT Procurement Assistance
Definition: Information Technology Procurement Assistance services may include assistance in IT Statement of Work (SOW) and/or Request for Offer (RFO) development. Procurement assistance activities may include requirements gathering, scoring criteria development, and evaluation criteria development.
Examples of included services: specification development, Statement of Work (SOW) development, and RFO development for IT products and services.
Contract Information –
DIR TSO 4276
How DBITS Ordering Works
Step 1. Customers must complete a Statement of Work (SOW) that must be in the DIR Format see DBITS Contacts and Services web page
Step 2. Customers should send the Statement of Work to at least three (3) vendors that offer the Technology Category requested.
Step 3. Vendors provide a written response.
Step 4. Customers and vendors work together to improve the SOW, negotiate pricing of deliverables and negotiate terms and conditions.
DIR’s Cooperative (Co-op) Contracts program is a streamlined cooperative purchasing program for state and local government, public education, and other public entities in Texas, as well as public entities outside the state. Advantages of buying from a Co-Op contract: save time and money, and have access to vendors with expertise in the services you need. Additional Information: https://dir.texas.gov/View-About-DIR/Pages/Content.aspx?id=41