State of Texas: Department of Information Resources - Deliverables Based IT Services


State of Texas: Department of Information Resources

DBITS: Deliverables Based IT Services

Service Categories offered through Grant Thornton’s DBITS Contract:

  • Project Management
  • Technology Upgrade/Migration and Transformation
  • Application Development

Contact for Quotes Contact for Purchase Orders and Warranty Information

Joey Longley
Grant Thornton LLP
100 Congress Ave., Ste 2000
Austin, TX 78701
Ph: (512) 296-7558
Fax: (512) 322-5301 

Virginia Dawson
Grant Thornton LLP
333 John Carlyle St, Ste 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
Ph: (703) 637-2735
Fax: (703) 837-4455

DBITS Service Descriptions

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 or using Vendor’s own proprietary tools and processes to manage a project.

Technology Upgrade/Migration and Transformation

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. 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.

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.

For more information about the Texas Department of Information Resources Cooperative Contracts Program, please visit the DIR website.

For Texas agencies (and other agencies leveraging the DBITS contract) interested in learning more about our technical services please contact Joey Longley at (512) 296-7558.

For contractual questions regarding our DIR contract please contact Virginia Dawson or visit the DIR site.