The IBM information on this site is specific to your contract DIR-TSO-3996.
REQUIREMENT FOR STATE OF TEXAS AGENCIES:
AGENCIES REQUIRING THEIR DATA TO REMAIN IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES WILL REMAIN THEREIN BY UTILIZATION OF IBM’S ENHANCED SECURE SUPPORT (ESS) OPTION FOR THOSE SPECIFIC CUSTOMERS REQUESTING IT OR BY THE CUSTOMER SPECIFICALLY SELECTING A DATA CENTER LOCATED IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES FOR THEIR DATA LOCATION.
Cooperative Purchasing Program:
Texas has a cooperative purchasing program for technology products and services operated via contracts by the State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) on behalf of the State of Texas. Out-of-state public entities are welcome to purchase using our DIR-TSO-3996 Contract. Texas relies on the Interlocal Cooperation Act, Section 791.025 to document these transactions.
Before purchasing any technology, the entity must check to ensure they have signed an Interlocal Cooperation Contract (ICC) with Texas. The link below can be used to access the Texas web page for ICC authorized entities.
https://dir.texas.gov/it-solutions-and-services/organization-outside-texas/icc (Link resides outside ibm.com)
If the entity or state has not signed an ICC, the instructions to join the ICC can be found on that link.
Note: Entities must appear on the Texas page as authorized for ICC before any sale may be made.
Visit the DIR website (Link resides outside ibm.com) for further information on the Cooperative Contracts Overview or for additional IBM contract details (Link resides outside ibm.com).