Information For

School Districts

Effective savings on every technology purchase.

We provide school districts with leading-edge technology that makes your work easier and more effective. When you purchase technology through DIR, you can rest assured you are following all state procurement requirements while taking advantage of the added savings with the purchasing power of the State of Texas. 

If you need help finding a specific technology product or service, please contact us. 

Learn more about additional discounts that K-12 School Districts can take advantage of.

Did you Know?

School Districts' cybersecurity Coordinators (and those designated) are required to take an annual cybersecurity training.

Resources for School Districts

Procurement Proffesional's Guide to DIR
Start here and find out what it means to be a procurement professional working with DIR.
Procurement Proffesional's Guide to DIR
Buying Through DIR
Find out why buying through DIR will save your organization time and money.
Buying Through DIR
Cooperative Contracts
Search pre-negotiated contracts for cost-efficient services and solutions
Cooperative Contracts
Shared Technology Services (STS)
Save time and money with our managed IT service
Shared Technology Services (STS)
Communications Technology Services
Statewide communications infrastructure providing voice & data solutions: TEX-AN Voice & Data Services contracts, ordering, consolidated billing, CCTS
Communications Technology Services
Customer Eligibility
School Districts are eligible to purchase through DIR. Learn more about Customer Eligibility and related statutes.
Customer Eligibility
Bulk Purchasing Opportunities
Buy in bulk = save (even) more money. Bulk Purchase Initiatives can be offered when two or more eligible customers engage DIR
Bulk Purchasing Opportunities
Schedule of Solicitation Opportunities
Learn more about upcoming solicitations that DIR has in store. Agencies can also submit requests for future solicitation considerations.
Schedule of Solicitation Opportunities
EIR Accessibility
Improving EIR Accessibility for all Texans
EIR Accessibility
Administrative Fees
Learn how we establish administrative fees
Administrative Fees

Why Use DIR?

DIR ensures school districts can find and implement the most secure, powerful, and cost-effective technology available. We’re eager to help your organization procure and implement information and communications technology — including data, voice, software, hardware, and more.

By utilizing DIR’s purchasing power and expertise, your school district’s technology purchases can be managed more efficiently and effectively. In fact, school districts  have saved more than $112 million by purchasing through DIR (FY20). 

About File Formats

Some documents on this page are in the PDF format. Please download the Adobe Reader in order to view these documents.