2007 & 2008 Ranked in the Dallas 100™ Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies
Co-founded by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship in 1990, the Dallas 100™ Awards is an annual event that identifies and honors the 100 fastest-growing privately held companies in the Dallas area. To qualify for the Dallas 100™, a company must meet a number of criteria based on its legal status, location, sales history, credit report, and character.
ComericA Bank Collin County 60
2008 Comerica Bank Collin County 60 Fastest Growing Companies, ranked Red River Solutions 5th.
Comerica Bank Collin 60 Awards Program gives recognition and attention to the 60 fastest growing companies. These are the companies that are bringing new products to the market for better lives, more productivity and a stronger economy. The local economy is affected in a positive way through employment and cash flow to the area.
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Tammy O’Connor Nominated 2008 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
The Ernst & Young EOY program is structured as a regional competition that leads to national and then international award winners. To be eligible, a nominee must be the owner/manager of a public or private company that's at least two years old, an active member of top management, and primarily responsible for the company's recent performance.
Oracle Gold Partner
OAUG Two Star Partner
HUB - State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business
A "Historically Underutilized Business" is an entity with its principal place of business in Texas, and is at least 51% owned by an American woman who resides in Texas and has a proportionate interest and demonstrates active participation in the control, operations and management of the entity's affairs.
In accordance with Texas Administrative Code §111.13, each state agency shall make a good faith effort to utilize HUBs in contracts for construction, services (including professional and consulting services) and commodities purchases.
The Statewide HUB Program provides HUB certification for minority and woman-owned businesses in the State of Texas. Vendors seeking certification as a HUB are required to submit a completed HUB certification application and supporting documentation, affirming under penalty of perjury that their business qualifies as a HUB.
WBENC - Women’s Business Enterprise Certified
WBE (Women's Business Enterprise) is an independent business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or Legal Resident Aliens; whose business formation and principle place of business is in the US or its territories; and whose management and daily operation is controlled by one or more of the women owners.
Being certified as a WBE means that a business concern has gone through a rigorous and stringent certification process to confirm the business is owned, managed, and controlled by a woman or women.
WBENC is the Women's Business Enterprise National Council and is comprised of 14 regional partner organizations. All of the partner organizations adhere to WBENC's stringent Standards and Procedures in their certification programs.
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the nation's leading third-party certifier of women's business enterprises (WBEs) for the private sector. In partnership with women's business organizations throughout the United States, WBENC provides access to a national standard of certification and provides information on certified women's businesses to purchasing managers through its Internet database, WBENCLink. WBENC certification is recognized and accepted by the majority of the major corporations across the U.S.
NCTRCA – North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency
The NCTRCA requests the minimum documentation that will support the ownership, management, and controlling role of the disadvantaged/minority/women owners and key employees.
The certification standards of the Agency are based on Title 49 CFR Part 26 and the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Federal Transit Administration.
The NCTRCA will accept certification from the Small Business Administration under their 8(a) program and other DOT certified certification agencies. If the firm is an 8(a) or other DOT certified firm, it should complete a certification application and provide a copy of the original certificate/letter verifying the company's status.
TechServe – Formerly NACCB Certification
TechServe Alliance is a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers dedicated to advancing excellence and ethics within the IT services industry.
Hundreds of IT staffing, IT solutions and IT consulting firms and tens of thousands of affiliated professionals, count on TechServe Alliance to keep their leadership informed, engaged and connected. TechServe members represent diverse IT fields, but they have several things in common:
- Collaborative networking & knowledge-sharing for the collective benefit of all
- Keen understanding of operational & market trends that impact their performance
- Commitment to fair business practices & high ethical code of conduct standards
- The Voice of the Industry
TechServe Alliance serves as the voice of the industry before the policymakers and the national and trade press. Through our annual legislative conference in Washington, D.C., daily monitoring of congressional activities and serving as the go-to resource for press inquiries on industry issues, TechServe Alliance represents the interests of both those who provide as well as those who rely on IT services.
A Collaboration Serving All Industry Stakeholders by providing access to the knowledge and best practices of an entire industry and tapping the "collective scale" of hundreds of companies, TechServe Alliance supports its members in the efficient delivery of best-in-class IT services for clients and exceptional professional opportunities for every IT consultant.
DIR – Department of Information Resources Certified
Red River Solutions was awarded Contract Number DIR-SDD-933 for Application Maintenance and Support.
State of Texas Go DIRect Program
1.1.1 Application Maintenance and Support
1) Definition: Application Maintenance and Support includes the skills and requirements for supporting application systems, including troubleshooting, modifying, maintaining and enhancing legacy systems. Application Maintenance and Support also applies to applications running in a production environment.
2) Examples of included services: research, analysis, design, programming, testing, documenting and implementing maintenance changes; correcting software errors; modifying reports and ensuring accurate report runs; making modifications to the applications and documentation; writing ad hoc queries; loading and applying changes to the software language and/or database in which the application is written; providing corrections for production or any changes needed and participation in disaster recovery testing, planning and documentation. Services may need to be available 24/7 or on an on-call basis. Almost forty years ago, the Texas Legislature began to address the challenges associated with agency management of information resources. Responsibility for the review of information resources expenditures has been assigned to various regulatory agencies through the years. In 1989, the Legislature enacted Chapter 2054, Texas Government Code (the Information Resources Management Act) that comprehensively addressed major aspects of information technology (IT) management. This legislation established DIR to coordinate and direct the use of information resources technologies by state agencies and provide the most cost- effective and useful retrieval and exchange of information within and among state agencies, and to Texas residents and their elected representatives.
DIR’s responsibilities and authority have evolved since its creation. Most recently, the 79th Texas Legislature signaled a clear mandate for the state to restructure the roles and responsibilities for its investment in information and communications technology. DIR responded to this mandate in its 2005 State Strategic Plan for Information Resources Management. In that document, DIR established five statewide goals:
- Reduce Government Costs
- Drive Effective Technology Contracting
- Leverage Shared Technology Operations
- Promote Innovative Use of Technology that Adds Value
- Protect Technology and Information Assets
- Ten statewide objectives underpinned the realization of the five statewide goals.
DIR continues to ensure the effective and efficient use of public funds by promoting opportunity and economic prosperity for the state’s citizens through the successful application of statewide services and technologies that are beneficial, secure, accessible, and utilize a statewide-shared infrastructure.
House Bill 1516 broadened the scope of commodities for which DIR is able to negotiate favorable pricing, including hardware, software, and technology services. Additionally, the legislation mandated state agencies’ participation in procuring these commodity items through DIR. House Bill 1516 also directed DIR to develop, in consultation with the Legislative Budget Board and State Auditor’s Office, the Texas Project Delivery Framework guidelines and forms. State agencies must prepare Framework documents for major information resources projects. Each agency’s executive director, project manager, and employee in charge of information security must approve these documents.
How To Order under TX-DIR Guidelines
The customer must complete a Statement of Work (SOW). Use the Statement of Work template and include the minimum suggested items such as:
- Scope of Work
- Project Risks, Assumptions & Constraints Roles & Responsibilities.
- Detailed description of Deliverables Acceptance criteria, including testing or period of review.
- Project completion criteria.
- Project schedules to be achieved by vendor.
- Relevant quality processes.
- The customer should send the Statement of Work to at least three (3) vendors that offer the Technology Category requested.
- The customer should negotiate pricing of deliverables directly with vendor.
- The customer and vendor(s) may work together to improve the SOW.
- The customer may negotiate the terms and conditions of a SOW to suit their business needs, so long as the SOW terms and conditions do not conflict with or weaken the terms of the contract.
- The vendor may only provide services in awarded Technology Categories.
- In order to be awarded a Purchase Order hereunder, the vendor must respond, in writing, to a SOW for services as issued by customers, consistent with the Terms and Conditions of the contract.
- The vendor may begin work ONLY after receiving:
- A SOW signed by authorized representatives of both the customer and the vendor
- The Purchase Order
- The value of any one SOW may not exceed $10 million including all extensions, renewals and change orders. http://www.dir.state.tx.us/store/busops/dbits/index.htm#ad
How to Request a Quote with Red River Solutions
- Submit a scope of work (SOW) to email@example.com
- A formal proposal will be sent within 5-7 days and will include pricing according to the contract.
Initiating Your Project
- Accept the proposal
- enerate a purchase order to Red River Solutions, LLC.
- Note: You must reference contract number DIR-SDD-933 on your purchase order
- Fax your purchase order and signed acceptance of proposal form to 972-715-6101 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
VENDOR CONTACT INFORMATION:
Red River Solutions, LLC.
14800 Quorum Drive, Suite #325
Dallas, Texas 75254
Phone: (972) 715-6101
Facsimile: (972) 715-6199
About the Go DIRect Program
State of Texas Go DIRect Program
The Go DIRect Program allows customers to purchase items directly from a DIR-contracted vendor. Customers contact the vendor for product and pricing information. They also send their purchase orders, with the DIR contract number, and payments directly to the Go DIRect vendor, not to DIR. This streamlines the order process so customers receive their products/services quickly. Most of DIR's contracts are Go DIRect. For non-Go DIRect orders, customers make their purchase orders payable to DIR and send orders and payments directly to DIR.
Benefits of the Go DIRect Program
- Meets all requirements of State of Texas term contracts
- All products and services qualify under E-Rate.
- Allows DIR customers to take advantage of the purchasing power of the State of Texas
- Streamlines order processing
- Enables procurement card and/or credit card purchases
- DIR's administrative fee has already been included in the vendor pricing