Texas Department of Information Resources
Sciens LLC is pleased to be an approved vendor through the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Cooperative Contracts Program. Sciens offers Deliverables-Based Information Technology Services (DBITS) through this contract, specifically:
Information Technology Assessments & Planning
Definition: IT Assessments & 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.
Information Technology 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.
DBITS contracts provide project-based IT services. This contract is for services only. No hardware or software products may be sold through a DBITS contract. Contracts may be used by state and local government, public education, other public entities in Texas, as well as public entities outside the state.
All contracts have been competitively bid so you no longer have to prepare competitive solicitations or evaluate responses. DIR has done the time-consuming procurement work for you. Any Texas state, county or local government office or public education entity can participate in the Co-op Contracts program. The value of any one SOW may not exceed $5 million for state agencies (or $10 million for non-state agency DIR customers, including institutions of higher education) including all extensions, renewals, and change orders.
DBITS Ordering Process
DBITS requires acceptance of a Statement of Work (SOW) and authorization for payment of milestone tasks. DBITS contracts provide customers flexibility in IT project planning. Customers can customize their SOW according to the level of complexity of the project. For more information on DIR’s SOW process for DBITS contracts, visit the Deliverables-Based IT Services (DBITS) page.
- Secure DIR approval of SOW.
- Generate a purchase order (PO) made payable to Sciens LLC. The DIR Contract Number DIR-TSO-4284 must be referenced on the PO.
- For product and pricing information, contact Stephen Gousie at Sciens LLC by calling (469) 424-3415.
- Email or fax your PO and quote form to your designated vendor sales representative.
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