Department of Information Resources Deliverables-Based Information Technology Services
Allied Consultants, Inc. (ACI) is approved to contract with the State of Texas through the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to provide Deliverables-Based Information Technology Services (DBITS) to Texas State and Local governments under contract number DIR-TSO-3960.
Allied Consultants offers deliverables-based information technology services (DBITS) through this contract, specifically: application development, application maintenance and support, enterprise resource planning, IT project management, and technology migration/upgrade. 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. Resellers are not available for this DBITS contract. The value of any one SOW may not exceed $5 million for state agencies including all extensions, renewals, and change orders.
- Application Development
- Application Maintenance and Support
- Technology Upgrade/Migration and Transformation
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
- Information Technology Project Management
Benefits of utilizing the DBITS contract to Texas State Local Government agencies:
- Shortened lead times in procuring and contracting
- Reduced cost
- Flexibility to meet individual customer needs
Please see below for more information regarding these services and the easy to use flexible procurement and contracting vehicle:
If you are interested in more information on our services through DIR Cooperative Contracts, DIR Contract No. DIR-TSO-3960, please contact us by one of the following methods, and feel free to reference the DIR Cooperative Contracts.
Allied Consultants, Inc.
1304 West Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Services Offered - Descriptions
Application Development is 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.
Examples of included services: web application development: mobile application development; service oriented architecture (SOA); researching; analyzing; gathering requirements; designing; programming; testing; documenting and implementing; applying any changes to the software language and/or database in which the application is written; providing corrections for production or any changes needed and participation in disaster recovery planning and documentation.
Application Maintenance and Support
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.
Examples of included services: research, analysis, design, programming, testing, documenting and implementing maintenance changes; correcting software errors; modifying reports and ensuring accurate report runs; making modifications to the applications and documentation; writing ad hoc queries; loading and applying changes to the software language and/or database in which the application is written; providing corrections for production or any changes needed and participation in disaster recovery testing, planning and documentation. Services may need to be available 24/7 or on an on-call basis
Technology Upgrade/Migration and Transformation
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.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
ERP is an amalgamation of an organization's information systems designed to automate and integrate a variety of functions, commonly referred to as "back office", including financials, human resources and asset management. These systems are modularized and generally highly configurable.
Examples of included services: planning and assessment; requirements development; business process reengineering (BPR); implementation and conversion services; application programming and support services; database administration, system software administration and support; functional support; and training support.
Information Technology 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 the PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition or most recent.
Examples of included services: utilizing the Customers tools and processes, using off-the-shelf tools, using Vendors own proprietary tools and processes to manage a project using the Texas Project Delivery Framework. Information about the framework can be found at the following url:
Instructions for Obtaining a Quote or Placing An Order
The value of any one SOW may not exceed $5 million including all extensions, renewals, and change orders. In order to be awarded a Purchase Order hereunder, Vendor(s) must respond, in writing, to a Statement of Work (SOW) for services as issued by Customers (State Agencies), consistent with the Terms and Conditions of the DIR DBITS Contract. Vendor(s) shall only respond to SOWs for Services Offered Which Vendor(s) have been awarded in the DIR DBITS Contract.
Important DBITS Order Process Information:
- Customer must complete a Statement of Work (SOW) that must be in the form contained in Appendix C. The SOW should include all suggested items as per DIR.
- Appendix C, Statement of Work (SOW) – can be found here.
- Customer releases SOW to at least 3 approved DBITS vendor(s) of their choice that offer the technology services they are requesting. *Vendors provide a written response to the Customers.
- Customer negotiates pricing of deliverable(s) directly with vendor and work to improve the SOW to align with project goals.
- Customer may negotiate the terms and conditions of a SOW to suite their business needs as long as the SOW terms and conditions do not conflict with or weaken the terms of the contract
Allied Consultants DIR DBITS Contract Number is: DIR-TSO-3960
Please contact Allied Consultants, Inc. at 512-236-8565 to find out more and discuss your specific requirements.
For more information regarding these services and this easy to use and flexible procurement and contracting vehicle, see the DIR Cooperative website.