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Here Are Statewide Contract Awards for Purchases of Tablets, Devices

Under the mandatory statewide contracts, the California Department of General Services designates where state entities will buy tablets and convertible “2-in-1” devices.

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The California Department of General Services’ (DGS) Procurement Division has announced the award of new mandatory state contracts for departments and agencies seeking to purchase tablets and “2-in-1 devices,” which are convertible laptops and detachable tablets.

DGS announced the contract awards Wednesday. They had a start date of Aug. 1.

Under the awards, the tablets and 2-in-1 devices specified in DGS’ Broadcast Bulletin “are mandatory for use by all state of California departments except when the Small Business/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SB/DVBE) Off-Ramp provision is utilized.” The bulletin notes that the contracts are considered Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP), or “green” contracts.

Following are the contracts, the original equipment manufacturers and the contractors:

Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in Northern California.