Merit's Cooperative Contract (DIR-CPO-4767) with the Texas Department of Information Resources


Products  Services Offered

Under this contract, Merit International, Inc. offers emergency preparedness software and related services.

Contract Pricing

MSRP for Merit PRO is $30 per user per month. MSRP for Merit Consult begins at $185 per hour. Optional badges can be added for $14.50 per badge printed. Hardware rental and staffing can be provided for additional rates.

Contact Information

Taylor Robinson
(650) 648-3616

To Obtain a Quote and Place a Purchase Order

Please generate a purchase order made payable to Merit International, Inc. and reference the DIR Contract Number DIR-CPO-4767 on the purchase order. Email your purchase order and quote form to Taylor Robinson, above.

Warranty & Return Policies

Please see Merit's complete Terms of Service.


This contract may be used by state and local government, public education, other public entities in Texas, as well as public entities outside the state. Resellers are not available on this contract.
Specifically, the following entities are eligible:
  • Any Texas state agency
  • Unit of local government
  • Institution of higher education as defined in Section 2054.003, Texas Government Code
  • The Electric Reliability Council of Texas
  • The Lower Colorado River Authority
  • A private school, as defined by Section 5.001, Education Code
  • A private or independent institution of higher education, as defined by Section 61.003, Education Code
  • A volunteer fire department, as defined by Section 152.001, Tax Code
  • A public safety entity, as defined by 47 U.S.C. Section 1401, or a county hospital, public hospital, or hospital district
  • Those state agencies purchasing from a DIR contract through an Interagency Agreement, as authorized by Chapter 771, Texas Government Code
  • Any local government as authorized through the Interlocal Cooperation Act, Chapter 791, Texas Government Code
  • The state agencies and political subdivisions of other states as authorized by Section 2054.0565, Texas Government Code
  • Except for telecommunications services under Chapter 2170, Texas Government Code, assistance organizations as defined in Section 2175.001, Texas Government Code to mean:
    • A non-profit organization that provides educational, health or human services or assistance to homeless individuals
    • A nonprofit food bank that solicits, warehouses, and redistributes edible but unmarketable food to an agency that feeds needy families and individuals
    • Texas Partners of the Americas, a registered agency with the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid, with the approval of the Partners of the Alliance Office of the Agency for International Development
    • A group, including a faith-based group, that enters into a financial or non-financial agreement with a health or human services agency to provide services to that agency’s clients
    • A local workforce development board created under Section 2308.253
    • A nonprofit organization approved by the Supreme Court of Texas that provides free legal services for low-income households in civil matters
    • The Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, Inc., or an entity designated by the commissioner of agriculture as the foundation’s successor entity under Section 74.1011, Texas Agriculture Code
    • A nonprofit computer bank that solicits, stores, refurbishes and redistributes used computer equipment to public school students and their families
    • A nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing