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The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) provides oversight for the State of Texas Information, Data, and Technology.  This oversight includes the definition of a DIR Vendor List and a list of DIR Contracts for IT services within the State of Texas.

Texas Department of Information Resources

The Texas DIR agency provides leadership on what technology solutions and vendors shall be selected to design, run, and maintain computing systems and software for state government, local government, and educational organizations.  More information on the DIR can be found here.

DIR Contract

A Texas DIR Contract is a contract with a vendor or primary vendor and a group of subcontractors which has been registered in the DIR Contract List.  These contracts are maintained by business area which include Contracts and Services, Data Center Services, and Enterprise Solution Services.

Some government and educational agencies are required to pick a vendor from a contract under Texas DIR, while others are not required to use the DIR but may elect to do so voluntarily.  For smaller contracts, especially those under $50,000, the DIR process (which is sometimes regarded as limiting and less than efficient) is usually not required.

DIR Vendor List

Viscosity specializes in delivering high value to our customers for minimal cost.  All of our training services and assessment services fall well under the 50K high water mark for RFP processes and DIR Contracts.

Many of our development and integration projects, when using a low code platform like Oracle Apex, fall within this water mark as well.  This low cost and high value proposition makes it very easy for Texas education, state and local government entities to do business with Viscosity North America.

These entities can be assured quality as well, in fact Viscosity have written more than 11 books on technology and regularly present on technology best practices at conferences within Texas and nationwide.  A full list of vendors can be found here.

Texas HUB Vendors

Texas HUB Vendors are those companies that have been certified by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) under the Historically Underutilized Business program.  The HUB seeks to increase purchases for minority, woman-owned, and Service Disabled Veteran companies.

Viscosity North America has been certified as a Texas HUB Vendor.  VIscosity also partners with other Texas based HUB certified vendors which helps promote the mission of the OAG.


These are just a few of our service delivery models across our specialty areas.


High value, low cost assessments of your current project, configuration, or environment.


Customized training, with your data and resources, on any topic for your team.


Full, turn-key projects for your Data, Applications, or Infrastructure needs.

Managed Services

Ongoing, high value monitoring and maintenance for your systems and software.

Application Development

Partners:  Oracle, PAAS, Sencha Ext-JS, Angular2, Komodo, Apex, Jquery, Java

Enterprise Architecture
IT Operations & Analytics
Engineered Systems

Partners:  Oracle( Exadata, Supercluster, Exalogic, Exalytics )

Virtualization & Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Partners: VMWare, Oracle( ODA, ZFS, PCA ), vBlock

Enterprise Infrastructure

DIR Services

In addition to low cost, high value assessments and application development, DIR participants can utilize Viscosity for Oracle license audits and licensing reviews.  We’ve also written the book on engineered systems including Oracle Exadata patching, Exalogic, PCA, and Exalytics.

The following is a partial list of DIR Services for the State of Texas that Viscosity is capable of providing:

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Apex 5.1 1
Apex Application 2
Apex Tutorial 1
Application Express 2
Crystal Reports 1
Infiniband Exadata 2
NUP License Oracle 1
Oracle 12c 2
Oracle BI Publisher 2
Oracle Developer License 1
Oracle Disaster Recovery Licensing 1
Oracle Forms 1
Oracle Fusion Middleware 2
Oracle License Metrics 2
Oracle Partitioning Policy 1
Oracle Processor Core Factor Table 1
Oracle Reports 1
Oracle ULA Problems 1
Peoplesoft Reporting 1
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A full list of DIR contracts and vendors can be found here.

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