State of Texas DIR: DBITS | DIR-SDD-1983  
State of Texas DIR:DBITS 
State of Texas: Department of Information Resources
DBITS: Deliverables Based IT Services Contract

Abdeladim & Associates 
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Abdeladim & Associates is pleased to be selected as a provider of "DIR Contract No.DIR-SDD-1983" to all DIR Customers, including Texas State and Local Governments, Texas School Districts and Institutions of Higher Education.


The DIR DBITS Programs allows DIR customers to purchase services directly from Abdeladim & Associates. Using this contract vehicle, DIR customers will be able to obtain product and pricing information, as well as negotiate directly with Abdeladim & Associates. This contract eliminates the requirements for separate RFOs or RFPs, greatly reducing time in procuring and contracting for Deliverables-Based IT services. The services that Abdeladim & Associates provides under this contract vehicle include:

  • Application Maintenance and Support
  • Project Management
  • Technology Upgrade/Migration and Transformation
  • Information Technology Assessments and Planning

Service Descriptions

Application Maintenance and Support

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.

Project Management

Project Management service providers may perform any or all of the processes recognized by the Project Management Institute as published in Table 3-45 of the most recent edition of the PMBOK® Guide, Third Edition or most recent. Effective project management can be conducted by using off-the shelf tools, utilizing the customer's tools and processes or by using the vendor's own proprietary tools and processes to manage a particular project.

Technology Upgrade/Migration and Transformation

Technology Upgrade/Migration may be required to increase business functionality, reengineer a busines function, keep current with vendor upgrades or when upgrading existing technology. Technology Transformation may be accomplished by converting/migrating legacy applications to a 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.

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 roadmaps be provided.

For more information regarding these services and this easy to use and flexible procurement vehicle, see the DIR Cooperative Contracts Program.

Obtain Quote

The customer must complete a Statement of Work (SOW) which must be in the form contained in Appendix C. 

  • Appendix C, Statement of Work (SOW) — MS Word (69 KB)
  • Appendix C, Statement of Work (SOW) — PDF (56 KB)
    • Use the Statement of Work template and include the minimum suggested items such as:
      • Scope of Work
      • Project Risks, Assumptions & Constraints
      • Roles & Responsibilities
      • Detailed description of Deliverables
      • Acceptance criteria, including testing or period of review
      • Project completion criteria
      • Project schedules to be achieved by vendor
      • Relevant quality processes
    • The customer should send the Statement of Work to at least three (3) vendors that offer the Technology Category requested.
    • The customer should negotiate pricing of deliverables directly with vendor.
    • The customer and vendor(s) may work together to improve the SOW.
    • The customer 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 contract.
    • The vendor may only provide services in awarded Technology Categories.
    • In order to be awarded a Purchase Order hereunder, the vendor must respond, in writing, to a SOW for services as issued by customers, consistent with the Terms and Conditions of the contract.
    • The vendor may begin work ONLY after receiving:
      • a SOW signed by authorized representatives of both the customer and the vendor
      • AND the Purchase Order
    • The value of any one SOW may not exceed $10 million including all extensions, renewals and change orders