State of Texas: Department of Information Resources (DIR)

 Cooperative Contracts


Contract DIR-CPO-4984


Symbio proudly supports state and local government agencies and institutions

under the Texas Departmentof Information Resources (DIR) DBITS contract.


IT Assessments, Planning,

Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V),

Market Research, Procurement Advisory,

and Contract Implementation Services

  1. IT Assessments and Planning may include IT effectiveness, maturity, governance, and architecture. Strategic planning activities may include mission statement development, visioning and goals, objectives, and strategy development. Assessment of staff knowledge, skills and abilities, bandwidth, time and motion studies, and succession planning are included in this category. Strategic planning development and tactical planning may require the provisioning of actionable plans and roadmaps. Organization change management, enterprise architecture, cloud assessments, and network performance assessments are within scope as well.
  2. Also included in this category are the independent verification and validation procedures that are used together for in-depth analysis of a product, service, or system for compliance with requirements as well as the independent oversight of software (or systems) development life cycle (SDLC) processes and specifications.
  3. Market Research, Procurement Advisory, and Contract Implementation Services activities may include requirements gathering, facilitation activities, scoring criteria development, evaluation criteria development, negotiation guidance and assistance, and contract transition assistance.
  • Cost optimization including software license cost analysis;
  • Financial planning and pricing structures;
  • Market reviews/market research;
  • Market engagement;
  • Transition/implementation assistance; and
  • IT contract management assistance.

Summary of the DIR DBITS process:

      • A Statement of Work (SOW) is created in the form contained in Appendix C
      • SOW is released to DBITS vendor(s)
      • Response(s) are evaluated
      • A Purchase Order is issued by the Customer to the selected vendor
      • A Project can begin once the Purchase Order is accepted

For additional information, regarding quotes, purchase orders, and warranty information, contact:

Shaun Daly

(214) 450-3947


Please see the DIR Cooperative Contracts Program page for more information about the DIR Cooperative Contracts Program.

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