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Tracking the Spend: $72M for CDCR’s Top Five Service Contracts in 2023

The contracts covered consulting, maintenance and operations, and technology enhancements for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) spent just over $72 million on its five largest contracts for IT services in 2023.

According to the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System, CDCR spent $72,087,698 on its five largest buys of IT services between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31. (All numbers are rounded.)

Those purchases were:
  • $25,085,462 for maintenance and operations in communications and technology, in a contract with Global Tel Link Co. that runs from June 15, 2023, through June 30, 2024.
  • $20,821,965 for IT consulting services with Cerner Corp. in a contract running from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024.
  • $19,995,000 for service, maintenance and operations with International Business Machines Inc. that runs from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2027.
  • $3,804,200 for maintenance and operations and enhancements to CDCR’s Strategic Offender Management System (SOMS) with Public Consulting Group LLC in a contract running from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026.
  • $2,381,071 for “Buyout SOW C12.0010, Cal Health Care Facility,” in a contract running from June 26, 2023, through June 30, 2023, with Omnicell Inc., a provider of automated systems for medication management in hospitals and other health-care settings.

Four of the five contracts were non-competitively bid; the award to Public Consulting Group LLC was under a master agreement.

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.