DBITS

Neos Consulting Group, LLC (Neos) is pleased to announce that it is one of the first vendors selected to contract with the State of Texas through the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to provide Deliverables-Based Information Technology Services to Texas State and Local governments.  Using this contract vehicle, Texas State and Local government agencies can streamline and reduce time in procuring and contracting for deliverables-based information technology services. Agencies can negotiate and contract directly with Neos for deliverables-based information technology services with a contract value of less than $10 million.

Click here for contract details on DIR-SDD-1974

Click here for DIR Cooperative Contracts page


Technology Categories

Application Maintenance & Support

Definition:

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.

Business Intelligence & 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.

Information Technology Assessment & 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
  • Staff knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) assessments
  • Strategic and tactical planning.

Project Management

Definition:

Project Management service providers may perform any or all of the project management processes identified by the Project Management Institute as published in Table 3-45 of the PMBOK® Guide, Third Edition or most recent.

Examples of Included Services:

  • Utilizing the Customer’s tools and processes
  • Using off-the-shelf tools
  • Using Vendor’s own proprietary tools and processes to manage a project

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Definition:

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. Neos is the only HUB providing ERP services on the DBITS contract vehicle.

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.

Technology Upgrade/Migration

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.
  • Technology transformations, which may include, appropriate Return on Investment (ROI), benchmarks and milestones.
  • Planning
  • Analysis
  • Requirements development
  • Proof of concept
  • Deployment
  • Implementation
  • Integration
  • Remediation
  • Data migration
  • Documentation
  • Application programming and support services
  • Training support

Application Development

Definition:

Application Development means 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:

  • Researching
  • Analyzing
  • Gathering requirements
  • Designing
  • Programming
  • Testing
  • Documenting and implementing
  • 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 planning and documentation

Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V)

Definition:

IV&V focuses on mission critical software by conducting reviews and in-depth analyses of products that carry the highest level of risk and checks that a product, service, or system meets specifications and that it fulfills its intended purpose.

Examples of Included Services:

  • Validation of software design to meet system needs/requirements
  • Traceability of safety critical requirements
  • Design analysis of selected critical algorithms
  • Code analysis of mission-critical software components


Instructions for Placing an Order

The Process

The value of any one SOW may not exceed $10 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 Technology Categories which Vendor(s) have been awarded in the DIR DBITS Contract.


Contact Information

Neos DIR DBITS Contract Number is: DIR – SDD – 1974

Karon Irby President
Phone 512.913.5450
Fax 512.233.5200
email karon.irby@neosconsulting.com

For quotes, purchase orders, warranty and more information please contact us at number/email above.