Deliverables Based Information Technology Services

Department of Information Resources

The DBITS contract vehicle is part of the Department of Information Resources’ (DIR) Cooperative Contracts Program. This contracting vehicle for state agencies (and other governmental entities) streamlines the process that agencies go through to acquire IT services for projects upto $10M for voluntary eligible customers and $5M for state agencies (Eligibility Overview). Instead of the lengthy RFO process required in the past, DBITS allows any Texas agency to work directly with vendors and ask the vendors to respond directly to agency needs based on a Statement of Work (SOW). The SOW is developed by the agency team and is used to identify the type, quantity, and quality of services and deliverables, as well as the schedule for delivery.

In July 2017, based on our 20+ years of successful service delivery and excellent references for solutions in data management, Daman Consulting was awarded the deliverables based services contract DIR-TSO-3953 for the following three project categories :

Technology Upgrade/Migration and Transformation

Definition: Technology Upgrade/Migration 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.

Examples of included services: Assessments of the current application portfolio, evaluation of the technology assets before beginning technology transformation and Business Case development for justification of an initiative. Also included are: technology transformations, which may include, appropriate Return on Investment (ROI), benchmarks and milestones. The following activities may also be included: planning, analysis, requirements development, proof of concept, deployment, implementation, integration, remediation, data migration, documentation, application programming and support services; and training support.

Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Warehouse

Definition: BI enables an organization to perform in-depth analysis and includes, where required, data mining of detailed business data providing real and significant information to business users. BI may include an integrated group of operational and decision support applications and databases. BI makes use of tools designed to easily access data warehouse data. A data warehouse collects, organizes and makes data available for the purpose of analysis and gives organizations the ability to access and analyze information about its business. The function of the data warehouse is to consolidate and reconcile information from across disparate business units and IT systems and provide a context for reporting and analysis.

Examples of included services: Architectural design, extraction, transformation and loading of data sources; planning, assessment, product installation and tuning; prototype development, deployment, data cleansing, data mart development and support; data migration, integration with data mining; integration with business intelligence tools and/or systems; data scrubbing; data transformation; training and knowledge transfer.

Technology Assessments and Planning

Definition: IT Assessments and Planning may include IT effectiveness, maturity, governance, project management and architecture. Strategic planning activities may include mission statement development, visioning and goals, objectives, and strategy development. Tactical planning may require that actionable plans and roadmaps be provided.

Examples of included services: IT assessments, including enterprise architecture and cloud assessments; staff knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) assessments; bandwidth assessments, network performance and strategic and tactical planning.

This vehicle provides agencies with great flexibility in being able to go-direct and procure our services. We are pleased to offer our services to our public sector customers under this new, streamlined contracting process.

To order services under the DBITS contract, follow these instructions:
http://dir.texas.gov/View-Contracts-And-Services/Pages/Content.aspx?id=12

To view our current contract DIR-TSO-3953, please click here

To learn more about DIR’s Cooperative Contracts program, click here.

For quotes, purchase orders or warranty information, please contact:

Gita Lal

1250 Capital of Texas Hwy S; 1-460

Austin, Texas 78746

512.329.0433

email DBITS@damaninc.com 

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