Accenture contracted with the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to provide Cloud Services (ACP) to DIR customers.

Overview:

Accenture is offering Cloud services through its contract with DIR under its DIR Cooperative Contracts. Cloud computing is a model for enabling available, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services). Cloud Services are generally expected to offer reduced cost and increased efficiency for government organizations. This contract is for services only. No hardware or software products may be sold through the Cloud service contract. The contract may be used by state and local government, public education, other public entities in Texas, as well as public entities outside the state. Resellers are not available for this Cloud service contract. For more information on the DIR program, please visit the DIR Cooperative Contracts program website.

About the contract

Accenture LLP offers cloud services including Infrastructure as a Service, Miscellaneous as Service and Cloud Broker Services through this contract. Miscellaneous cloud services include cloud Security, Cloud Operations, Cloud Disaster Recovery, Cloud Solution Design and Hybrid Cloud Services. Customers can purchase directly through this DIR contract. Contracts may be used by state and local government, public education, other public entities in Texas, as well as public entities outside the state. Resellers are not available for this contract.

Contract Number: DIR-TSO-4062

Instructions for obtaining quotes and placing purchase orders for DIR-TSO-4062 (DIR - customer process for submitting SOWS)

Step 1. Customers must complete a Statement of Work (SOW) that must be in the form contained in Appendix D.

Step 2. Use the Statement of Work template above and include the minimum suggested items such as:

  • Scope of work
  • Requirements
    • General Cloud Computing Requirements
    • Common Technical Requirements
    • Specific Application Technical Requirements
  • Compliance Requirements
    • Accessibility Requirements
    • Security Requirements
    • Privacy Requirements
  • Reporting Deliverables
  • Pricing

Step 3. State agency customers (not including institutions of higher education) must follow the purchasing thresholds specified in Senate Bill 20 and submit SOWs to DIR for review and approval both at the draft and final submission phases. For more information about the purchasing thresholds and SOW requirements, please see:

Step 4. Vendors provide a written response.

Step 5. Customers should negotiate pricing of deliverables directly with vendor.

Step 6. Customers and vendors may work together to improve the SOW.

Step 7. Customers may negotiate the terms and conditions of a SOW to suit their business needs, as long as the SOW terms and conditions do not conflict with or weaken the terms of the contract. Click to learn more about Effective SOWs for DIR - DOC (43.4 KB).

Step 8. Customer issues a purchase order (PO) based on the negotiated specifications in accordance with the SOW, and Vendor begins work upon receipt of PO. (DIR Contract Number DIR-TSO-4062 must be referenced on the PO.) Vendor then invoices Customer.

SOWs can be sent via email, fax or regular mail.

To obtain a quote, place a purchase order with, or seek warranty information with Accenture for services under the DIR contract, please contact:

Primary Contact: Meg Hare
Accenture
323 Congress Ave, Suite 150
Austin, TX 78701
Phone # +1 512-299-6420
Fax # +1 512-476-7765
Meg.hare@accenture.com

Services warranty and return policies
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. For more information, please visit the DIR-TSO-4062 contract overview webpage.

Department of Information resources.

Contact us

Primary Contact: Meg Hare
Accenture
323 Congress Ave, Suite 150
Austin, TX 78701
Phone # +1 512-299-6420
Fax # +1 512-476-7765
Meg.hare@accenture.com

Contract Manager: Mia Howard
Mia.howard@accenture.com

Contract number: DIR-TSO-4062

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