Texas DIR Co-op Contracts Program – DBITS
The Texas Department of Information Resources’ (DIR’s) Cooperative (Co-op) Contracts program is a streamlined cooperative purchasing program for state and local government, public education and other public entities in Texas, as well as public entities outside the state. Through the Co-op program, the Texas DIR has established a deliverables-based IT services (DBITS) contract with vendors to provide information technology (IT) products or services. Customers can quickly and easily buy IT services from DIR-contracted vendors like Catapult Systems. To learn more about this program, please click here.
You are eligible to buy through DIR if you are a Texas state agency, public institution of higher education, public school district, or other local government entity. For more information and legal citations, visit the DIR Customer Eligibility page. Many public entities outside of Texas may also buy through DIR. For more information on this visit the DIR Out-of-State Customers page.
Instructions for Obtaining Quotes and Placing Purchase Orders:
2. Generate a purchase order made payable to Catapult Systems, LLC and you must reference the DIR Contract Number DIR-TSO-3843 on your purchase order.
3. E-mail or fax your purchase order and quote form to your designated vendor sales representative.
Catapult’s DBITS Services (DIR-TSO-3843)
Catapult is able to provide services in the following DBITS categories:
1. Application Development
Services include: web application development; mobile application development; service oriented architecture (SOA); 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.
2. Application Maintenance and Support
Services include: 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.
3. Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse Services
Services include: 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.
4. Technology Migration/Upgrade & Transformation
Services include: assessment of the current application portfolio, valuation of technology assets before beginning technology transformation and business case development for justification of an initiative. Also included are technology transformations which may include return on investment (ROI), benchmarks and milestones. The following activities may be included: planning, analysis, requirements development, proof of concept, deployment, implementation, integration, remediation, data migration, documentation, application programming and support services, and training support.
5. Information Technology Assessments and Planning
Services include: IT assessments, including enterprise architecture and cloud assessments; staff knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) assessments; bandwidth assessments, network performance and strategic and tactical planning.
To learn more about the DIR DBITS program click here.