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Tracking the Spend: $1.8M for Planning Office’s Top Five IT Services

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research spent $1,860,879 on its five largest buys of IT services in the first half of the year. Two of those top five were with the Governor’s Office itself under interagency agreements.

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) spent $1.8 million in the first half of 2023 on its five largest purchases of IT services.

OPR “studies future research and planning needs, fosters goal-driven collaboration and delivers guidance to state partners and local communities, with a focus on land use and community development, climate risk and resilience, and high-road economic development,” per its website.

Two of those five purchases, which totaled $1,860,879 with rounding, were not through vendors but via interagency agreements with the Governor’s Office, a fairly common transaction under which one department pays another for goods or services. OPR’s five largest buys of IT services were:
  • $576,324 for IT support, software licensing and management services, under a one-year interagency agreement that expires June 30, 2024.
  • $447,700 for temporary IT support services, in an IT Master Service Agreement (IT MSA) contract with Capitol Tech Solutions that began June 28 and runs through April 10, 2024.
  • $396,557 for IT services in a California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS) contract. The May 27 award was to Rev LLC.
  • $239,990 for temporary IT services in a competitively bid one-year contract with America Learns Inc. that runs through June 18, 2024.
  • $200,308 for software licensing for 170 OPR users, 90 shared mailboxes, two Visio licenses and an annual license to RingCentral, in an interagency agreement with the Governor’s Office dated April 12.

The periodic reports of spending on IT goods and services by agencies and departments in state government are compiled by Industry Insider — California as a way of highlighting procurements and trends.
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.