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Here Are High-Speed Rail’s Top 5 Contracts for IT Services in 2021

The California High-Speed Rail Authority contracted for security services, software licensing and video streaming services for public meetings. Four of the five largest awards went to two vendors.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (HSR) has spent just over $1.1 million so far this calendar year on IT services, including for security, video streaming and licensing.

From Jan. 1 through June 30, four of the five contracts went to two vendors. The five largest contracts during the period were for:

  • $500,000, awarded June 1 to KPMG on a Master Service Agreement, for “information security services” to support HSR’s increased compliance with the state’s security framework. The contract runs through Dec. 31, 2022.
  • $300,000, awarded June 9 to KPMG, for “transition support services to facilitate the transfer of information and support services” for key HSR business applications. The contract was awarded on a Master Service Agreement and runs through Dec. 31, 2022.
  • $159,335, awarded April 29 to Sunstone IT under a competitive contract, for “ArcGIS Desktop Advanced Concurrent Use Perpetual License.” ArcGIS is a graphic information systems software package.
  • $100,000, awarded April 29 on a competitive contract and running through June 30, 2022, for Video Streaming Services to provide live web streaming, audio/visual and video production services for the HSR Authority’s meetings. “Meetings may range anywhere from one hour to over a day in duration,” the contract notes.
  • $95,929, awarded June 18 to Sunstone IT on a competitive contract, for Imperva Incapsula Enterprise 20, which includes managed security services. The one-year subscription, which runs from July 1 through July 1, 2022, includes up to 20 Mpbs and one website.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies including USA Today in Washington, D.C.