Web Development & Managed Services for Government Agencies
Contract DIR-CPO-5194, Comprehensive Web Development and Managed Services
Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)
Microassist, a certified Texas HUB, has been a trusted service provider to State of Texas agencies and institutions of higher education for over 30 years.
We are pleased to be among the vendor partners selected for the Department of Information Resources Cooperative Contracts Program, to provide a full range of web development and managed services under this contract (DIR-CPO-5194).
Microassist, Inc., Vendor ID: 1742768479400
Microassist Certified Texas HUB #: 56092
As a longstanding Government Solutions provider, Microassist has served as a trusted enterprise technology partner for a variety of Texas state and local government organizations in need of custom web solutions that include design and development, hosting, content management, application development, maintenance, training, and support, business tools, and other technology services.
Microassist offers comprehensive and fully managed web solutions. Service categories covered under this Web Development and Managed Services contract include:
- Web Design and Development
- Learning Management System (LMS)
- Website Hosting (Shared or Dedicated)
- Web Content Management Systems (CMS)
- Web Training, Maintenance, and Support
- Business Analysis Services
- Turnkey Solutions
Commodity Codes are listed at the end of this page.
How to Order
Contact Microassist to review your specifications, place an order or obtain more information.
- For product and pricing information, call Donald Twining at (512) 794-8440.
- Generate a purchase order, made payable to Microassist, Inc.
NOTE: Please reference Microassist’s contract #DIR-CPO-5194 and the service category(ies) below on your purchase order.
- Email your purchase order and quote forms to [email protected].
- Microassist will process the order and invoice your agency.
Why Microassist for Web Development and Managed Services?
Microassist offers comprehensive and fully managed web solutions, such as:
Website Design and Development
Microassist staff includes experienced project managers, project analysts, web application developers, network engineers, technical writers, graphic artists, quality assurance and instructional design specialists. Services can be contracted under a fixed price statement of work or hourly contract. All work performed under statements of work are evaluated for 508 and TAC 206 and 213 compliance.
Our website design and development solutions cover:
- Web Application and Development
- Branding Strategy and Implementation
- Multimedia & Graphic Design & Development
- Custom Elements (Audio, Photography, Video, etc.)
- Database Administration, Design, and Development
- Java, .NET, PHP and Other Development Technologies
- HTML, CSS, XML, XHTML Coding
- E-Commerce Integration
- Security Analysis
- Search Engine Optimization
- Usability Audit & Collaboration
- Design for Mobile Devices
- Content Development and Marketing Related Services
- Project Management
- Site Upgrades
Learning Management System (LMS)
Microassist’s Training Division offers leading-edge instructional design products to the State of Texas. With the surge in state agency online training, Microassist facilitated this demand with a low-cost, high-value LMS service. Using open source technology with no per user or per CPU fees, Microassist provides an infrastructure capable of training thousands of students simultaneously and offers a wide array of LMS and web-based training solutions. By using well supported and Section 508-compliant solutions, Microassist can offer our customers robust systems with:
- No Hidden Costs – No fees on a per user/PC/course basis;
- Project Pricing – Cost is based on the customer’s individual LMS configuration, instructional design and service needs.
- Hosting Option – Options for dedicated and shared services are available.
- Easy Transition – Our customers own the work product. Our services focus on assisting in instructional design, site configuration, custom coding and hosting. Customers may transition the work product in total in-house or to another facility in accordance with the hosting agreement.
Website Hosting (Shared or Dedicated)
Since 1996, Microassist’s Technical Services Division has offered shared managed hosting options to our state and private sector clients. Services include content management, website hosting, LMS hosting, CMS hosting, tier 1 and tier 2 application support, website monitoring, Domain Name Service (DNS), and eCommerce integration. Server technology options include Windows-based and Linux-based solutions with either open source or proprietary software packages.
Microassist also offers dedicated hosting for agencies having unique requirements. The dedicated model provides for network isolation, FIPS encryption and dedicated traffic monitoring. Agencies seeking dedicated FIPS compliant hosting are encouraged to provide its own equipment.
Web Content Management Systems (CMS)
Microassist helps its customers achieve a high level of program success with the necessary content management applications that best meet their needs. In this, Microassist provides content and data assessments, transfers, development and deployment, content management solutions, project management, statistics tracking and technical writing services.
Content management systems keep track of every piece of content on your website, much like the way your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or other website assets.
As part of its CMS services, Microassist offers Content Assist should the agency prefer to delegate the data entry task. This can include making documents, presentations and other electronic media Section 508 and TAC 206/213 accessible.
Web Training, Maintenance, and Support
All package levels include a course on content management and reporting. Additional custom training options are available.
The customer and Microassist will agree on a long-term maintenance plan. In general, Microassist will retain responsibilities for server and database maintenance including the application of service packs, database optimizations and backups. The customer generally retains authority over content. Support is generally bundled into service class.
Business Analysis Services
Microassist provides consulting, training, analysis and project management for in-demand business analysis platforms including, but not limited to, FME (Feature Manipulated Engine) and GIS (Geographic Information Systems).
Microassist offers fixed price turnkey solutions covering CMS Website Development, Moodle and other LMS Development, Shopping Cart Module, and other Custom Web Development based on DIR Customer specific requirements.
Microassist’s staff members, which include analysts, developers, technical writers, instructional designers project managers, and quality assurance personnel, are fully versed in accessibility guidelines as they relate to their work. Microassist offers a suite of accessibility services ranging from accessibility training to product evaluations and analysis to product development consulting and remediation.
Please visit the links below for more information about our contract, or DIR’s website.
- Contract DIR-CPO-5194
- Appendix A, Standard Terms and Conditions
- Appendix B, HUB Subcontracting Plan
For more information on DIR’s Cooperative Contracts program, visit DIR’s Cooperative Contracts page.
Please visit the link below for pricing information.
8500 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Suite 4-225
Austin, Texas 78757
Phone: (512) 794-8440
Fax: (512) 794-8742
The following warranty is provided for Microassist’s Web Development and Managed Services through this contract:
The Customer has 30 days from the date of deliverable invoice to inform Microassist of its determination that Microassist has made errors in the completed deliverable. Customer will immediately inform Microassist of the Customer’s determination. Microassist shall make such corrections and revisions as are necessary so that the unacceptable in-scope deliverables are satisfactory to Customer and shall be corrected without cost to Customer. Correction is limited to rework of the unsatisfactory in-scope work without change(s) to the original specifications and without regard to the amount of the effort expended on the original deliverable. Because of the nature of the services provided, Microassist does not offer a return policy, but will warrant deliverables according to the provision above.
NIGP Commodity Codes
208-54 – Internet and Web Site Software for Microcomputers
209-54 – Internet and Web Site Software for Main Frame Computers
209-87 – Software for Mini-Mainframe Computers (Not Otherwise Classified)
915-96 – Web Page Design and/or Management Services
920-03 – Application Service Provider (ASP) – (web based hosted)
920-18 – Computer Aided Design Services
920-24 – Data Conversion Services
920-27 – E-Commerce Software Development Services
920-34 – Media Conversion Services
920-35 – Modification of Existing Equipment (Including Cost of Parts)
920-37 – Networking Services (Including Installation, Security, and Maintenance )
920-40 – Programming Services, Computer
920-45 – Software Maintenance/Support
920-46 – Software Updating Services
920-47 – Support Services, Computer (Includes Computer Warranties)
920-48 – Storage Services, Data Media
920-56 – Systems/Executive Software, Microcomputer
920-65 – System Requirements Quality Assurance Review
920-91 – Training, Computer Based (Software Supported)
Microassist also holds DIR contracts for Accessibility IT Services and Government Training Services.