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Texas DIR Comprehensive Web Services Purchasing

Firecat Studio is proud to be a state of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Approved Vendor for Comprehensive Web Development and Managed Services. Here's Firecat Studio's current DIR contract listing on the state's website.

We are also a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)-certified vendor. We provide a wide variety of web services at deep discounts to educational institutions, state agencies, and other participants in the State of Texas Department of Information Services cooperative contracting program. Please note the program is open to agencies outside Texas.

Department of Information Resources

DIR Contract Number: DIR-TSO-2588
Contact: Susan Price, CEO and Chief Web Strategist
Office Phone: 210-320-2391
Office Fax: Toll-Free 1-866-721-8380
Direct eMail: DIR (at) firecatstudio.com

Firecat Services Provided under the DIR Contract

  • Website Design & Development
  • Website hosting
  • Domain Name System (DNS) Management
  • Business Tools
  • Email Hosting
  • Accessibility/Section 508/WCAG Compliance
  • Web Content Management
  • Website Maintenance, Training & Support
  • Turnkey Web Solutions
  • Optional Services: Training, Presentations

1. Website Design/Development

Service Description Part/Service Number MSRP Cost DIR Customer Discount %
from MSRP
Website and mobile website design and development, per hour WDD1 $175.00 52.00%
Information architecture and navigation design, per hour WDD2 $250.00 52.00%
Accessibility audit, recommendations, per hour WDD3 $320.00 52.00%
Web presence strategy: Bronze, per package WDD4 $8,500.00 42.00%
Web presence strategy: Silver, per package WDD5 $12,500.00 42.00%
Web presence strategy: Gold, per package WDD6 $30,000.00 42.00%
Web strategy consultation: 2 hours, per package WDD7 $500.00 52.00%
Search engine optimization package: Bronze, per package WDD8 $3,500.00 52.00%
Search engine optimization package: Silver, per package WDD9 $7,500.00 52.00%
Search engine optimization package: Gold, per package WDD10 $15,000.00 52.00%
Search engine optimization monthly monitoring and reporting: Bronze, per month WDD11 $250.00 52.00%
Search engine optimization monthly monitoring and reporting: Silver, per month WDD12 $550.00 52.00%
Search engine optimization monthly monitoring and reporting: Gold, per month WDD13 $750.00 52.00%
Usability testing and activities WDD14 $250.00 52.00%
 

2. Website Hosting

Service Description Part/Service Number MSRP Cost DIR Customer Discount %
from MSRP
Website hosting research and recommendations, per hour H1 $250.00 32.00%
Website hosting: Cloud/shared server, small to medium site package, monthly H2 $50.00 32.00%
Website hosting: Dedicated virtual server H3 $550.00 32.00%
Website hosting: Dedicated actual server H4 $650.00 32.00%
Website hosting: Support, maintenance and troubleshooting, regular office hours 8 am – 6 pm Central Time H5 $250.00 32.00%
 

3. Domain Name System (DNS) Management

Service Description Part/Service Number MSRP Cost DIR Customer Discount %
from MSRP
Domain name registry research and hosting setup, per hour DNS1 $250.00 42.00%
 

4. Business Tools

Service Description Part/Service Number MSRP Cost DIR Customer Discount %
from MSRP
Web application research & recommendation, setup, per hour BT1 $250.00 42.00%
Email sending platform research, recommendation, setup, per hour BT2 $250.00 42.00%
E-commerce website research & recommendations, per hour BT3 $250.00 42.00%
E-commerce website design, setup and implementation, per hour BT4 $250.00 42.00%
Inbound marketing system platform research, recommendation, per hour BT5 $250.00 42.00%
Inbound marketing system website design, setup and implementation, per hour BT6 $250.00 42.00%
 

5. E-mail Hosting

Service Description Part/Service Number MSRP Cost DIR Customer Discount %
from MSRP
Email hosting: Research, recommendation & setup, per hour E1 $250.00 36.50%
 

6. Accessibility

Service Description Part/Service Number MSRP Cost DIR Customer Discount %
from MSRP
Accessibility Audit: up to 10 pages, per package A1 $11,500.00 36.50%
 

7. Web Content Management

Service Description Part/Service Number MSRP Cost DIR Customer Discount %
from MSRP
Content management research & recommendation, per hour WCM1 $250.00 32.00%
Content management system design or redesign, migration/implementation, per hour WCM2 $250.00 32.00%
Content management system maintenance and updates, per hour WCM3 $175.00 32.00%
 

8. Maintenance, Training, Support

Service Description Part/Service Number MSRP Cost DIR Customer Discount %
from MSRP
Social Media training workshop, half-day. Editorial calendar, techniques, tactics and tools, per hour MTS1 $325.00 42.00%
WordPress, Joomla, Drupal & other CMS training, half-day workshop, per hour MTS2 $325.00 42.00%
Email/enews workshop: Templates, Lists and Listbuilding & Strategy, per hour MTS3 $325.00 42.00%
Website maintenance: Content Management System updates, content updates, software and server updates and troubleshooting, per hour MTS4 $250.00 27.00%
 

9.Turnkey Solution

Service Description Part/Service Number MSRP Cost DIR Customer Discount %
from MSRP
Open source content management system website, 20 pages,non-responsive TK1 $20,000.00 35.00%
Open source content management system website, 20 pages, responsive TK2 $30,000.00 35.00%
 

10.Optional Services: Training, Presentations

Service Description Part/Service Number MSRP Cost DIR Customer Discount %
from MSRP
Half-day, customized onsite digital strategy workshop, per strategist DS1 $3,500.00 35.00%
Digital strategy presentations: Social Media Strategy & Guidelines, Preparing for a Website Redesign, Getting Found in Google, Applied Website Analytics, Customer-Centric Design, Modern Productivity Tools, Remote Collaboration & Teaming DS2 $850.00 35.00%

How the State of Texas DIR Program Works

The State of Texas issues RFPs for commonly purchased IT products and services and negotiates large, volume discounts for its many customers. Participating agencies can select pre-approved vendors with pre-negotiated discounts. The program serves government agencies throughout Texas and in other states. For more information or to apply to participate, consult the State of Texas DIR cooperative contracting program website.

Why Firecat Studio?

  • We help you with overall digital strategy - it's more important than ever to ensure that website, email, social presence and traditional marketing all work together.
  • We set you up as the owner/controller of your business-critical assets.
  • We've got decades of experience building websites using all types of technologies.
  • We are collaborative; we empower your nontechnical staff to make updates.
  • Our goal is to establish with you a SUSTAINABLE digital ecosystem where content, updates flow through and both business and customer needs are fully met.

How to Order

Contact us to discuss your project. EMail our DIR project team directly at DIR(at)FirecatStudio.com or fax your Statement of Work to us toll-free: 866-721-8380.

DIR Primary Contact:

Susan Price, CEO & Chief Web Strategist, Firecat Studio LLC
210.872.0445
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DIR Contract Supervisor:

Airy Luangaphay
(512) 936-6649
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To other DIR Vendors

Yes, we are a HUB-certified vendor and love to collaborate. Contact us to discuss subcontracting opportunities.