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 client’s tools and processes, using off-the-shelf tools, using vendor’s own proprietary tools and processes to manage a project and using the Texas Project Delivery Framework. Information about the framework tool can be found HERE.
Information Technology Assessment and Planning
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 and cloud assessments; staff knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) assessments; bandwidth assessments, network performance and strategic and tactical planning.
Pricing and Contracts
Clients purchasing services under this contract shall negotiate pricing directly with the vendor in accordance with the client’s Statement of Work.
DIR ICT Cooperative Contracts
DYOPATH offers DBITS services via contract with DIR under its DIR Cooperative Contracts Program. Find out more about the DIR Cooperative Contracts Program or HUB Subcontracting Plan HERE.
Instructions for Obtaining Quotes and Placing Purchase Orders
When a DIR client identifies a need for deliverables-based services within one of the technology categories the following process takes place:
- Client drafts an initial Statement of Work (SOW) that may be sent to one or more vendors for that category. Each SOW, which should be unique and distinct for each project, must describe the deliverables, the acceptance criteria and the service levels. For further clarification of the kind of the minimum requirements expected when describing deliverables, acceptance criteria and service levels, download the sample SOW template
- The selected vendor and client then work together to complete the SOW and negotiate pricing in accordance with the SOW. Client also has the discretion to evaluate responses from other vendors during this process.
- Once both sides negotiate and agree, project requirements and pricing are memorialized by a final SOW that is signed by the authorized representative of both parties.
- Client issues a purchase order (PO) based on the negotiated specifications in accordance with the SOW, and vendor begins work upon receipt of PO. Vendor then invoices client. The PO must reference the DIR contract number.
Statement of Work Submission
State agencies are required to submit Statements of Work to DIR for review prior to the submission to a vendor. SOW requirements are for state agencies only.