Texas DBITS   

State of Texas: Department of Information Resources DBITS: Deliverables-Based IT Services Contract DIR-SDD-2185

Applied Geographics (AppGeo) is now a part of the State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Contract for Deliverables-Based Information Technology Services (DBITS) – Contract DIR SDD 2185, and welcomes the opportunity to serve all levels of government. We have been approved in three technology categories (scroll down for further details): Application Maintenance and Support, Technology Upgrade/Migration and Transformation, and Information Technology Assessments and Planning.

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Please contact us to explore how we can provide beneficial state-of-the-art GIS consulting services for you.

Contact Us/How To Order:

For quotes, purchase orders, and warranty information, please contact AppGeo’s headquarters in Boston:

Tom Harrington, Director of Marketing
Applied Geographics, Inc.
24 School Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 447-2400Fax: (617) 259-1688
Email: tharr@appgeo.com

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, Government Entity), 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.
    2. Appendix C – Statement of Work
    3. 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.
    4. Customer evaluates response(s) and selects a vendor.
    5. Customer issues a Purchase Order. Vendor understands that no work under any SOW issued by Customer shall commence until receipt of Purchase Order.

Additional information about 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.

AppGeo has been approved in three technology categories:

1. Application Maintenance and Support

AppGeo can help you maintain your existing Spatial IT and GIS applications, as well as integrate geospatial functions and features with your legacy database applications. 

Description from the DBITS contract:

1) 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.

2) 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.

2. Technology Upgrade/Migration and Transformation

AppGeo can help you to define use cases and functional business requirements for transforming workflows to take full advantage of current geospatial technologies.  We can provide ROI analysis to further make the case for investment.  Our team of programmers and software architects can plan and deploy the geospatial systems you require.

Description from the DBITS contract:

1) 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.

2) 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.

3. Information Technology Assessments and Planning

AppGeo provides all manner of Spatial IT and GIS planning services, from high-level visioning and strategy, to business analysis and requirements, to technical and implementation planning.  Our experience includes all levels of government and we’ve pioneered a planning process and Guidelines for the FGDC that are in use across the nation.

Description from the DBITS contract:

1) 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.

2) Examples of included services: IT assessments, including enterprise architecture; staff knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) assessments; and strategic and tactical planning.

Contract Pricing:

Pricing will be provided for each Statement of Work.

For More Information:

Please visit the DIR Cooperative Contracts Program overview page, as well as AppGeo’s DBITS page for DIR SDD 2185 for more information.