Easily procure the best payment tech through Texas DIR

CityBase and GTY were awarded a preferred vendor status for the Texas Department of Information Resources

CityBase and its parent company GTY Technology were recently selected by the Texas DIR as preferred vendors for government services for its members. CityBase already works with the City of Austin to streamline web payments, revenue management, and reconciliation citywide. 


About Texas DIR

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has a mission to serve Texas government by leading the state’s technology strategy, protecting state technology infrastructure, and offering innovative and cost-effective solutions for all levels of government.

CityBase was chosen as the cooperative’s preferred payments provider by meeting the following criteria. The CityBase payment platform:  

  • Integrates payments across a variety of channels including web and mobile, self-service kiosk, and point of sale
  • Allows revenue to be managed across departments through a unified cloud-based Revenue Manager that is accessible anywhere
  • Integrates to any and all source systems
  • Is PCI compliant across the entire platform


How Texas state government agencies and local governments benefit from purchasing cooperatives like Texas DIR

Piggybacking on tech contracts is a great way for the public sector to procure the best technology faster and at lower costs. A cooperative purchasing authority like Texas DIR does the heavy lifting of vetting technology vendors once, so that all members can benefit.

Members of purchasing cooperatives who work with a preferred vendor:

  • Drastically streamline the procurement process 
  • Benefit from technology contracts available at the most competitive pricing
  • Gain access to cloud-based solutions that are proven in the field and peer-recognized 


A more efficient way to procure technology

Purchasing cooperatives have expertise in procuring the best technology. They are intimately familiar with the needs of their members, and with the tech landscape as a whole. Purchasing cooperatives save their members valuable staff time and resources by writing and publishing RFPs, soliciting bids from qualified vendors, and evaluating vendor proposals. 


Standard, competitive pricing

Cooperative purchasing contracts require vendors to submit pricing that will stand for all contracts within its member organizations. Members benefit from standard pricing negotiated by the central purchasing authority. 


Best in class software, with continual upgrades

Technology that is designed to meet the needs of utilities and local governments everywhere can be configured to meet the specific requirements of any given client. Unlike rigid systems that are hardcoded as a one-off custom solution, configurable software products are more nimble. CityBase products benefit from upgrades that continually improve usability and ensure best-in-class security, including product enhancements created in partnership with utility and government beta users from cities across the country. 

By procuring a configurable payment solution from a vendor like CityBase, you’ll have the flexibility to add new payment channels or departments as your needs evolve. And, like all our clients, Texas DIR members can benefit from product enhancements across all our products.


About GTY Technology

GTY Technology Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: GTYH) (“GTY”) brings leading public sector technology companies together to achieve a new standard in stakeholder engagement and resource management. Through its six business units, GTY offers an intuitive cloud-based suite of solutions for state and local governments, education institutions, and healthcare organizations spanning functions in procurement, payments, grant management, budgeting, and permitting: Bonfire provides strategic sourcing and procurement software to enable confident and compliant spending decisions; CityBase provides government payment solutions to connect constituents with utilities and government agencies; eCivis offers a grant management system to maximize grant revenues and track performance; OpenCounter provides government permitting software to guide applicants through complex permitting and licensing procedures; Questica offers budget preparation and management software to deliver on financial and non-financial strategic objectives; Sherpa provides public sector budgeting software and consulting services.


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