MAT offers a wide range of robust and affordable Deliverables-Based Information Technology Services (DBITS). The DBITS contract vehicle simplifies and expedites the procurement process by allowing eligible customers to purchase technology services directly from MAT in the following categories: Application Development, Application Maintenance and Support, Project Management, Technology Upgrade/Migration and Transformation. Eligible Texas Department of Information Resource (DIR) customers, include state agencies, local governments, school districts, and institutions of higher education. Eligible DIR customers can reduce the time required to purchase technology services by working directly with MAT to develop a scope of services which meets their business needs and to negotiate cost-effective pricing.


Types of technology services available under the four technology categories include:

Application Development

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.

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. 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.

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 3-1 of the PMBOK® Guide, Fourth Edition or most recent. Examples of included services: utilizing the Customer’s tools and processes, using off-the-shelf tools, using Vendor’s own proprietary tools and processes to manage a project and using the Texas Project Delivery Framework.

Technology Upgrade / Migration

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.

To purchase services from McLane’s DBITS contract:

  1. Develop a Statement of Work (SOW) describing the services to be purchased:
    • The SOW should follow the template provided by DIR in Appendix C of the contract.
  2. Request responses to the SOW from one or more approved DBITS vendor(s) in the specific technology category or categories.
  3. Evaluate all the response(s) received:
    • Customer and vendor(s) may work together to improve the response to SOW.
    • Customer should negotiate pricing and scope of services directly with the vendor(s).
  4. Select a vendor and issue a purchase order to the vendor.

For more information on the DBITS contract process:

View the DIR Cooperative Contract program

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