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Tracking the Spend: $17.3M for Tech Solutions Office’s Top 5 IT Buys

The Office of Technology and Solutions Integration spent $17,326,946 on its five largest purchases of IT goods in 2023, with the biggest contract going to Taborda Solutions Inc.

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The state’s Office of Technology and Solutions Integration (OTSI), part of the California Health and Human Services Agency, spent a little over $17 million on its five largest buys of IT goods in 2023.

OTSI, previously known as the Office of Systems Integration, provides “leadership, direction and capacity to actively deliver and support IT and data solutions that address the specific needs of our Agency and department partners in effectively supporting Californians,” per its website.

According to the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System, OTSI spent $17,326,946 on its five largest purchases of IT goods between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31. Those five (with rounding) were:
  • $9,438,894 for Salesforce service cloud, in an April 24 contract with Taborda Solutions Inc. that runs through April 27, 2026.
  • $4,473,244 for IBM Curam Social Programs Management Platform, in a Feb. 8 contract with onPar Advisors LLC.
  • $1,535,782 for IBM CICS Transaction Gateway, in a Dec. 12 contract with Allied Network Solutions Inc.
  • $1,297,437 for HP Ultrabook notebook computers, in a Sept. 19 contract with NWN Solutions Corp.
  • $581,589 for “Enterprise License Agreement, Enterprise Support Agreement, Platinum Support; Extended Expertise” in a March 31 contract with Kovarus Inc.

OTSI spent almost $23,759,304 on its top five buys of IT services during the same period, for a total of $41,086,250 on tech-related spending in 2023.

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.