Texas Department of Information Resources

Texas Department of Information Resources

Welcome to the CBIZ Risk & Advisory Services, LLC (CBIZ) State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Cooperative Contracts site. Our services are now available to Texas DIR customers directly through the Cooperative Contracts program through the DIR Deliverables-Based Information Technology Services Contract (contract no. DIR-CPO-4967), without the hassle of completing the work. Use of this site is for DIR customers only. DIR customers include state of Texas agencies, public institutions of higher education, and local governments, including school districts. To view eligibility requirements, or for additional information about the DIR Cooperative Contracts program, visit the Cooperative Contracts Program.

About CBIZ Risk & Advisory Services

CBIZ Risk & Advisory Services has over 20 plus years of experience providing risk advisory solutions including internal audit and compliance, IT security and compliance, board and audit committee advisory, and cost savings services. We have offices located throughout the United States, and practitioners with experience serving state agencies and federal agencies such as CMS, as well as Texas government agencies.

Backed by a nationwide network of resources, expertise, and financial strength, the Austin, Texas office offers close personal attention along with the resources to assure personnel continuity on all engagements, and ultimately, relationships that go beyond the numbers. Whatever your needs are for information technology security assessments, reviews, or consulting, we can help. 

Our Austin office has a professional staff with many years of experience in the government sector and the qualifications to meet almost any need. The Austin office professional staff includes staff dedicated to performing information technology security services, such as information technology controls assessments, security assessments and reviews, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing.

Our national IT and Cybersecurity Team is comprised of dedicated and experienced security and IT audit professionals armed with the relevant major technical certifications including:

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP).
  • HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
  • Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA).

We have also been trained and certified in the use of Nessus® Scanner and other automated testing tools for vulnerability assessment, wireless security testing, and penetration testing.

DIR Deliverables-Based Information Technology Services (DBITS) Contract (DIR-CPO-4967)

Purchases made directly by DIR customers to CBIZ for Deliverables-Based Information Technology Services through the DIR Cooperative Contracts program (for an overview of the DIR Co-op Contract program go here) are governed by the terms and conditions of contract number DIR-CPO-4967. Customers will obtain services pricing and assistance, or any other related services from CBIZ, and submit purchase orders directly to CBIZ for all orders of Deliverables-Based Information Technology Services.

Deliverables-Based Information Technology Services Offered

CBIZ offers deliverables-based information technology services (DBITS) through this contract, specifically: Technology Category 3: IT Assessments, Planning, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), and Market Research, Procurement Advisory, and Contract Implementation Services. Note that this contract is for services only. Please contact the Vendor for the latest information.

IT Assessments, Planning, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), and Market Research, Procurement Advisory, and Contract Implementation Services

This category includes, but is not limited to: 

 - 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. 

- Also included in this category are the independent verification and validation procedures that 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. 

- 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. 

Pricing and Discounts

CBIZ offers a DIR Customer Discount of 20% off MSRP for Information Technology Assessments and Planning services procured through the DIR DBITS contract (contract no. DIR-CPO-4967).

Contact Information

To obtain additional information about the services that we can provide or DIR contract pricing for CBIZ’s Security Services under the DIR Deliverables-Based Information Technology Services Contract (DIR-CPO-4967), please contact:

Tiffany Garcia
CBIZ Risk & Advisory Services, LLC
10431 Morado Circle, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: 512-340-7423
Fax: 512-342-0820
Tiffany.Garcia@CBIZ.com

CBIZ is available to assist with all service information and has experienced information technology security consultants (with a broad range of applicable technical certifications) available on staff to assist with structuring the scope of security services needed to support an overall solution to meet your needs.

How to Order

The DIR Cooperative Contracts program requires two items to be completed before work can begin:

Statement of Work

View the steps for the SOW submission process and complete the sections of the most appropriate SOW template relevant to your project.

Send the SOW to:

CBIZ Risk & Advisory Services
ATTN: Tiffany Garcia
CBIZ Risk & Advisory Services, LLC
10431 Morado Circle, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78759
Tiffany.Garcia@CBIZ.com

CBIZ will respond by the due date for evaluation.

Note that Statements of Work with an expected cost of $50,000 or more require DIR approval.

Purchase Order

Once the project details are finalized, the Statement of Work will be signed by both organizations, and you can request a PO from your purchasing department to be submitted to CBIZ. Make the Purchase Order (PO) payable to CBIZ Risk & Advisory Services, LLC, referencing the DIR-CBIZ agreement number of DIR-CPO-4967.

As soon as we receive the PO, we will begin work on your project.

Note that POs can be faxed to 512-342-0820 or send them to:

CBIZ Risk & Advisory Services
ATTN: Tiffany Garcia
CBIZ Risk & Advisory Services, LLC
10431 Morado Circle, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78759
Tiffany.Garcia@CBIZ.com

For more detailed information on how to place an order through the DIR Cooperative Contracts program and contracts, follow this link to DIR’s web page on How To Order.

Contract Information

A copy of the full CBIZ DIR Deliverables-Based Information Technology Services Contract is available on the DIR website through the links listed below.

CBIZ Risk & Advisory Services, LLC

Vendor ID: 17527607273

Contract Documents

DIR-CPO-4967 Contract PDF 
DIR-CPO-4967 Appendix A Standard Terms and Conditions PDF 
DIR-CPO-4967 Appendix B HUB Subcontracting Plan PDF 
DIR-CPO-4967 Appendix C DBITS Sample Statement of Work PDF 
RFO DIR-CPO-4967for DIR-CPO-4967 PDF 

Please note that these documents are in .pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

Warranty and Returns

CBIZ warrants to use due professional care consistent with relevant industry best practices for similar services in providing services under contract no. DIR-CPO-4967. In order to ensure that we meet our commitment to provide quality service, CBIZ has specific procedures with respect to the quality of our work. Our quality control review (QCR) processes begin at project startup and continue through completion of final project reporting and delivery of all required results. These procedures meet relevant consulting standards for quality control. Because we do not provide hardware or software under this contract, a returns policy is not directly relevant.

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To obtain additional information about the services that we can provide or DIR contract pricing for CBIZ’s Security Services under the DIR Deliverables-Based Information Technology Services Contract (DIR-CPO-4967), please contact:

CBIZ Risk & Advisory Services, LLC
10431 Morado Circle, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78759
Email: Tiffany.Garcia@CBIZ.com

Phone: 512-340-7423