DBITS Contract Specifics


State of Texas: Department of Information Resources
DBITS: Deliverables-Based IT Services Contract DIR-SDD-2182

Services Offered:

Under the DBITS contract, Federal Engineering offers these services to all Texas agencies, as well public agencies in other states:

  • Project Management
  • Information Technology Assessments and Planning
  • Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)

Service Specifications:

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 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.

Information Technology Assessments 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 road maps be provided.

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

Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)

Verification and Validation are independent procedures that are used together for in-depth analysis by checking that a product, service, or system meets requirements and specifications and that it fulfills its intended purpose.

Examples of included services: Validation of software design to meet system needs/requirements; traceability of safety critical requirements; design analysis of selected critical algorithms; and code analysis of mission-critical software components.

Contract Pricing:

DBITS customers purchasing services under our Contract may negotiate pricing directly with us based on the needs of your statement of work.

For more information on the DIR program, please visit the DIR Cooperative Contracts program website.