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Here Are Emergency Office’s Top IT Goods, Services Buys Last Month

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services made more than 20 purchases of IT goods last month but just one IT services buy. Here are its most expensive acquisitions.

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One of California’s top emergency entities spent millions on IT goods and services last month — much of it related to 911 services.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) made only one purchase of IT services in February. It spent exactly $8 million on a three-year contract with CyraCom International, for “FY 21/22 911 Translation Services.” This likely represents the renewal of a partnership with CyraCom on OES’ 911 emergency telephone system; a similar three-year pact not to exceed $5 million expired Jan. 31. The new contract runs from Feb. 1-Jan. 31, 2025.

Cal OES made 26 purchases of IT goods last month. Its five most expensive buys cost exactly $404,342.16. Here, with rounding, is what that money paid for, based on data in the State Contract and Procurement Registration System:

  • $156,000 to Natix for subscriptions to VMware’s Workspace ONE Advanced edition. Cal OES made the purchase Feb. 4.
  • $96,000 to HF Tech Services, for ServiceNow’s IntegrationHub, which enables execution of third-party APIs during an event. Cal OES made the purchase Feb. 12.
  • $60,000 to Allied Network Solutions for corporate management and IT consulting. Cal OES made the purchase Feb. 28.
  • $52,000 to Ultrex Business Products for Konica Minolta digital printers. Cal OES made the purchase Feb. 4.
  • $39,000 to Authentic8 for Silo for Research, its platform that enables secure, anonymized research. Cal OES made the purchase Feb. 11.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Industry Insider — California.