The Department of Information Resources (DIR) has recently awarded multiple Cooperative Program contracts which are designed to strengthen Texas’ capabilities to procure quality digital map data. The contracts are for use by customers that include Texas state, regional and local government offices, public education entities, and river and water authorities. The process for procuring GIS Products and Custom Geospatial Data and Services is administered by TNRIS and known as Texas Strategic Mapping (StratMap) Services. These contracts are successors to the 2009-2015 High Priority Imagery and Data Sets (HPIDS) Contracts.
The DIR contracts which offer StratMap Services were awarded to companies which were technically evaluated by a team of GIS professionals and were determined to provide quality geographic data products, services, and GIS software. The availability of these contracts streamline the procurement process for future acquisitions of geographic data, software, and services and provide beneficial competition among some of the best companies in the industry.
After four years of success, the re-bid of StratMap contracts is coming up this December 2019! For the solicitation release date and other official posting information, please see the DIR Current Contracting Initiatives site. The new Request for Offer is listed as:
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Hardware, Software, and Services and Information Technology (IT) Based Land Surveying Hardware, Software and Related Services.
DIR-CPO-TMP-444 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Hardware, Software, and Services and Information Technology (IT) Based Land Surveying Hardware, Software and Related Services_
All current contract holders are required to re-submit.
Bringing together professional expertise across the geospatial community enhances the cohesion of project specifications, provides volume pricing opportunities, ensures the capture of regulatory and industry requirements and results in better quality of data products.
By combining our geospatial projects, we can acquire a larger area at a pre-negotiated discounted unit price and reduce duplication.
Because competitively bid contracts are already in place, the solicitation process has been eliminated for you. A statement of work and a purchase order referencing the Vendor's DIR (StratMap) Contract meets ordering requirements.
There are several product offerings options ranging from self-service to full service. Part of the value that TNRIS brings to the administration of Texas Strategic Mapping (StratMap) Services is the expertise that we offer by introducing you to potential project partners to expand the areas of interest or to share the project cost.
Each project performed under the StratMap Services contracts adds to the base of existing valuable historical data and experience and helps to improve data standards and overall project management.
By taking the first step to notify us about your potential project at: StratMap@twdb.texas.gov, you may be alerted to another entity interested in purchasing a similar product or area of interest.
Each of the selected companies were carefully evaluated for project experience and success. Qualifications include project experience, technology innovation, professional staff, and available resources.