Slalom and the State of Texas - DBITS

Slalom, a global consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation is pleased to be able to provide services to the public sector in the State of Texas and other public entities outside the state. With five locations across Texas, we are uniquely positioned to serve state and local government, and public and higher education organizations. Read more about our Public Sector work here.

    Contract Details

    DIR Contract No. DIR-CPO-4964 

     

    Slalom, LLC dba Slalom Consulting offers deliverables-based information technology services (DBITS) through its contract with DIR under its DIR Cooperative Contracts, specifically: Application Development, Maintenance, and Support, Technology Upgrade, Migration, and Transformation; and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP); and IT Assessments, Planning, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), and Market Research, Procurement Advisory, and Contract Implementation Services. This contract is for services only. No hardware or software products may be sold through a DBITS contract. Resellers are not available for this DBITS contract.

     

    Please visit the DIR Cooperative Contracts Website for more information.

     

    Services

    Slalom offers deliverables-based information technology services (DBITS) through this contract, specifically:  

     

    Application Development

    Application Development is the development of new applications which may be mainframe, server, network-based, web-based or a combination and may require interfaces to existing applications.

     

    Application Maintenance and Support

    Application Maintenance and Support includes troubleshooting, modifying, maintaining, improving security, and enhancing legacy systems and applications which may be running in a production environment.

     

    Technology Upgrade and Migration

    Technology upgrade, migration, and transformation may be accomplished by converting/migrating legacy applications to new technology, either with or without new business functionality. It may also include introducing new technology into the enterprise and managing any changes as a result of the introduction.

     

    Transformation

    Transformation may include assessments of the current application portfolio, evaluation of the technology assets before beginning technology transformation and Business Case development for justification of an initiative. Part of the transformation journey may include planning, analysis, requirements development, proof of concept, deployment, implementation, integration, remediation, data migration, documentation, application programming and support services, and training support. Return on investment (ROI), benchmarks, and milestones may also be appropriate to include in a transformation initiative.

     

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

    ERP is an amalgamation of an organization’s information systems designed to automate and integrate a variety of functions, commonly referred to as “back office”, including financials, human resources and asset management. These systems are usually modularized and generally highly configurable. Business Process Reengineering (BPR), system or application changes, implementation, conversion services, and training are often included in an ERP initiative.

     

    Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)

    Independent verification and validation procedures are used together for in-depth analysis of a product, service, or system for compliance with requirements as well as the independent oversight of software (or systems) development life cycle (SDLC) processes and specifications.

     

    IT Assessments and Planning

    IT Assessments and Planning may include IT effectiveness, maturity,   governance, and architecture. Strategic planning activities may include mission statement development, visioning and goals, objectives, and strategy development. Assessment of staff knowledge, skills and abilities, bandwidth, time and motion studies, and succession planning are included in this category. Strategic planning development and tactical planning may require the provisioning of actionable plans and roadmaps. Organization change management, enterprise architecture, cloud assessments, and network performance assessments are within scope as well.

     

    Market Research, Procurement Advisory, and Contract Implementation Services

    Market Research, Procurement Advisory, and Contract Implementation Services activities may include requirements gathering, facilitation activities, scoring criteria development, evaluation criteria development, negotiation guidance and assistance, and contract transition assistance.

    • Cost optimization including software license cost analysis;

    • Financial planning and pricing structures;

    • Market reviews/market research;

    • Market engagement;

    • Transition/implementation assistance; and

    • IT contract management assistance

     

    Obtaining a Quote and Placing Purchase Orders

    1. A Statement of Work (SOW) is drafted by the customer, utilizing the SOW Template for DBITS.

     

    2. The customer will need to clearly document and define the following in the SOW:

    • Desired outcomes and deliverables

    • Timing

    • Pricing expectations

    • Scope of work

    • Functional, Technical and Non-Technical Requirements

    • Compliance items (including HUB requirements)

    • Reporting and Oversight

     

    3. The customer will review the SOW with DIR prior to release, following the “Statement of Work Submission Quick Reference Guide”.   

     

    4. Customer releases the SOW, evaluates responses and selects a vendor. The vendor and customer collaborate on the final SOW to achieve desired outcomes. 

     

    5. The customer is responsible for creating a purchase order (PO). The vendor will begin work when the purchase order is received.

     

    For additional information or to inquire about Slalom services under the DIR contract, please contact:

     

    Contact information

    Name: Marie Todd

    Phone: 512-596-2587

    Email address: Texas@slalom.com

     

    Texas Locations

    Austin/San Antonio
    Dallas
    Fort Worth
    Houston
     

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