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EST Group is a preferred vendor on the Department of Information Resources (DIR) Deliverables-Based Information Technology services contract SDD-877. Known as DBITS, this contract offers services for deliverable based project work from a pre-selected set of vendors. EST Group is offering services under the following sections:

Application Development

  • Definition: 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.

Technology Upgrade/Migration

  • Definition: 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.


Compellent has officially been awarded the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Storage Contract DIR-SDD-1635.  You may view the contract information by clicking this link.



The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS/TAPS) is sponsored by the Region VIII Education Service Center (ESC8) located at 2230 North Edwards, Mt. Pleasant, Texas and is governed by the Region 8 ESC Board of Directors. The Interlocal Purchasing System is available for use by all public and private schools, colleges, universities, cities, counties, and other government entities. See Membership Listing for states available. Print the Interlocal Agreement and Board Resolution documents.  Complete and mail to TIPS/TAPS.  All awarded contracts through the TIPS/TAPS program have been Awarded under the Competitively Bid Process and received a Contract from TIPS/TAPS Governing Board of Directors. These Awarded Vendors have agreed to provide the best pricing, terms and conditions available to TIPS/TAPS Members.


EST Group, LLC contact:

Tim Spires, President

Phone :  (817) 366-1830

Fax :  (817) 210-4211


Purchase Order Process:

The DBITS GoDIRect program enables State agencies and other qualified organizations to place orders directly with prequalified vendors.