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Here Are Tech Agency’s Top Buys of IT Goods, Services in January

Several of the California Department of Technology’s costliest IT goods and services purchases in January focused on government community cloud.

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The California Department of Technology (CDT) made more than 20 purchases of IT goods during January and spent more than $15 million on its five most expensive buys – but made only one purchase of IT services during that time.

CDT made 28 purchases of IT goods in the year’s first month; its five most expensive purchases cost $15,220,472 – and all but one were made with vendor Crayon Software Experts, a well-known partner. CDT’s purchases with Crayon Software all centered on Microsoft 365 E5 enterprise-level government community cloud subscriptions; and each was for a contract period of slightly more than four years, from Jan. 1-March 31, 2026, according to information on past state purchases available through the State Contract and Procurement Registration System.

With rounding, CDT’s four purchases with Crayon Software amounted to $5.1 million, $4.2 million, $1.6 million and $1.5 million. Each was for “M365 E5 FromSA GCC ALNG SubsVL MVL,” likely reflecting the ongoing need for volume purchases of the government community cloud enterprise solution.

CDT also spent $2.8 million with Allied Network Solutions for “MNF-DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition PVU,” likely the purchase of Db2 product offerings from IBM. This is a one-year contract from Jan. 1-Dec. 31.

CDT made just one purchase of IT services in January; it spent $450,000 with Nava Technologies for infrastructure stabilization assessments. This is a four-month contract that began Friday and ends May 27.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Industry Insider — California.