Neos Consulting Group, LLC (Neos) is pleased to announce that it was awarded a 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 $5 million for Texas state agencies and $10 Million for all other eligible DIR customers.
Application Development, Maintenance, and Support, Technology Upgrade, Migration, and Transformation; and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
- Application Development is the development of new applications which may be mainframe, server, network-based, web-based or a combination and may require interfaces to existing applications. Application Maintenance and Support includes troubleshooting, modifying, maintaining, improving security, and enhancing legacy systems and applications which may be running in a production environment.
- Technology upgrade, migration, and transformation may be accomplished by converting/migrating legacy applications to new technology, either with or without new business functionality. It may also include introducing new technology into the enterprise and managing any changes as a result of the introduction.
- Transformation may include assessments of the current application portfolio, evaluation of the technology assets before beginning technology transformation and Business Case development for justification of an initiative. Part of the transformation journey may include planning, analysis, requirements development, proof of concept, deployment, implementation, integration, remediation, data migration, documentation, application programming and support services, and training support.
- Return on investment (ROI), benchmarks, and milestones may also be appropriate to include in a transformation initiative.
- Agile methodology MAY be considered if requesting agency defines the sprint schedule, methodology, and governance which defines the process of developing, communicating, implementing, monitoring, and approving the project phases. Additional areas within scope include the following:
- Website content accessibility compliance;
- Cloud transformation;
- Digital transformation;
- IT organizational transformation; and
- User acceptance testing.
- 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 usually modularized and generally highly configurable. Business Process Reengineering (BPR), system or application changes, implementation, conversion services, and training are often included in an ERP initiative.
Link to DIR DBITS page with SOW instructions
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, renewal, 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.
- The following is a step by step process for executing a procurement from the DIR DBITS contract:
- 1. Customer creates an SOW for release to vendor(s). The SOW must be complete, signed by an authorized representative of Customer and must be in the form contained in Appendix C. Appendix C – Statement of Work
- 2. Customer Releases SOW to one or more approved DBITS vendor(s) of their choice in the selected category. Response timeline is at the Customers discretion.
- 3. Customer evaluates response(s) and selects a vendor.
- 4. Customer issues a Purchase Order. Vendor understands that no work under any SOW issued by Customer shall commence until receipt of Purchase Order.
- Some additional notes on the delivery and negotiation process:
- Service provided under this Contract shall be based on the Statement of Work form set forth in Appendix C.
- Customers may negotiate the terms and conditions of a SOW to suit their business needs, so long as the SOW terms and conditions do not conflict with or weaken the terms of the DIR DBITs Contract. Vendor shall perform its work in compliance with the DIR DBITS Contract and the agreed upon Statement of Work with Customer.
- Customers purchasing services under the DIR DBITS Contract shall negotiate pricing directly with the Vendor in accordance with the Customer’s Statement of Work.
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