Texas DIR Cloud Services Contract

Contract Number DIR-TSO-4232

Order Fulfillment: Chris Mills

Contract Information

Contract #: DIR-TSO-4232

Strategic Communications is pleased to be able to provide cloud services to the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) customers under this contract. Contract vehicle DIR-TSO-4232 benefits your organization by eliminating the request-for-proposal (RFP) process and accelerating service delivery against your immediate needs. This process saves your organization time and money allowing Strategic Communications to contract directly with eligible entities, including Texas state agencies, public institutions of higher education, public school districts, or other local government entities.

Contract Term: 2 years
Contract Value: N/A
Products/Services: Cloud Services relating to IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
Eligible Agencies: All State, Local and Education entities within Texas and agencies who have signed Co-op agreements with Texas DIR.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Provides access to networking features, computers (virtual or on dedicated hardware), and data storage space. Infrastructure as a Service provides the highest level of flexibility and management control over IT resources.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Allows end-users to manage the underlying infrastructure (usually hardware and operating systems) and enhances focus on the deployment and management of applications. Includes resource procurement, capacity planning, software maintenance, patching, or any of the other undifferentiated heavy lifting involved in running your application.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Offers a completed product that is run and managed by the service provider. In most cases, people referring to SaaS are referring to end-user applications (such as web mail). With a SaaS offering the service is maintained and the underlying infrastructure is manged automatically.

Miscellaneous as a Service

Includes collaboration, security and compliance, data analytics, data management, testing/deployment, monitoring, managed desktop services, multimedia, and workflow/electronic signature.

Cloud Broker Services

  • Cloud Development and Architecture Consulting
  • Network Auditing & Engineering Consulting
  • Cloud Security Consulting
  • Hybrid Cloud Migration Consulting
  • GIS Migration Consulting
  • Managed Backup Design Consulting
  • Microsoft Sharepoint on AWS Consulting
  • Managed Cloud Operations Consulting
  • Machine Learning Consulting
  • Application Migration Consulting
  • App/Dev Consultation
  • VMware on AWS Consulting
  • Compute & Storage Consulting
  • Relational Database Service (RDS) Consulting
  • Virtual Desktop Consulting

Professional Services

  • Program Management
  • Project Management
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Cloud Engineering
  • Network Engineering
  • Software Architecture
  • Software Engineering
  • Quality Assurance
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Applications Programming
  • Data Analysis
  • Configuration Management
  • Information Audit and Assurance
  • Data Security
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Database Analysis and Programming
  • Web Design
  • Web Software Development
  • Help Desk
  • Data Warehousing
  • Malware Analysis


Per the terms of the Contract, Vendor and Order Fulfiller will adhere to the Vendor’s then-currently published policies concerning services warranties and returns. Such policies for Customers will not be more restrictive or more costly than warranty and return policies for other similarly situated Customers for like services.

Quotes & POs:
Purchase Orders

Cloud Services are purchased by issuing a Purchase Order (PO) directly to Strategic Communications, LLC. Issuing a PO under the TX DIR Contract allows end customers the ease and benefit of leveraging a pre-existing award. Specifically, the terms and conditions of the TX DIR Contract apply to POs placed under the TX DIR Contract. Customers can purchase all Commercial and GovCloud (IL-1 through IL-5) Services. POs should be issued to Strategic via e-mail at awards@yourstrategic.com and must include the following information:

1. List of Cloud products and services

2. The Texas DIR Contract Number (DIR-TSO-4232).

3. Purchase Order Number (This can be in any format the purchasing entity uses to number its PO(s)).

4. Name of the purchasing entity.

5. Name, Postal Address, Email, and Phone Number of the customer contact responsible for the PO.

6. Name, Postal Address, Email, and Phone Number of the recipient of Strategic Communications invoices.

7. The following statement: “By executing, submitting and accepting this Purchase Order (PO) [insert PO#], the parties hereby represent and warrant that they have full rights and authority to enter into this PO and bind their respective parties to the terms and conditions applicable to this PO as contained in the Agreement (DIR-TSO-4232) and any other terms and conditions that the parties expressly agree upon in writing. All payments will be made to Strategic Communications, LLC”.

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