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Tracking the Spend: $2.6M in Q2 for Fish and Wildlife Department’s Top IT Buys

The department’s five largest purchases of IT goods included desktop and notebook computers and related hardware, weather station and enclosure equipment and other goods.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) spent $2,631,753 on the five largest purchases of IT goods during the second quarter of the year.

According to the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System, those purchases included desktop and notebook computers, weather station and enclosure equipment and other goods.

DFW, which is part of the California Natural Resources Agency, is charged with managing and protecting the state’s wildlife, wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, algae and native habitats. It was formerly known as the Department of Fish and Game.

The five largest purchases of IT goods in Q2 were:
  • $1,082,440 for HP desktop computers and Wi-Fi equipment, purchased April 1 from NWN Solutions Corp. on a statewide contract.
  • $683,020 for Geotab monthly telematic services, which tracks vehicles, in a May 30 statewide contract with Geotab USA Inc.
  • $434,250 for a Cisco Enterprise Agreement bundle, a package that includes five portfolios: Networking Infrastructure, Applications Infrastructure, Collaboration, Security and Services. The statewide contract was awarded May 25 to Presidio Networked Solutions Group.
  • $232,809 for MetPRO weather station enclosure and internal equipment, in an April 19 small-business contract with Western Weather Group Inc.
  • $199,234 for 10 Microsoft Surface Hubs, whiteboards for interactive work with multiple users — as well as accessories — in a May 23 small-business contract with Strato Communications Inc.

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.