IE11 Not Supported

For optimal browsing, we recommend Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers.

Tracking the Spend: Air Board’s Top 5 Buys of IT Services

The California Air Resources Board spent just over $6 million in the first half of the year for IT services.

This story is limited to Industry Insider — California members.
This story is limited to Industry Insider — California members. Login below to read this story or learn about membership.
A state board with responsibility for California’s environmental well-being spent just more than $6.1 million in the first half of the year on its five largest contracts for IT services.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) spent $6,109,000 on its five largest purchases of IT services, as follows:
  • $2.4 million for a contract with QualApps for work on the board’s Integrated Multi-Pollutant Emissions Inventory (IMPEI) project, a “database that includes greenhouse gases, criteria pollutants and toxic air contaminants.” The May 18 contract, awarded under California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS), runs through Dec. 17, 2023.
  • $1.5 million, with rounding, for work on a Technology Clearing House (TCH) project, which identifies the best technologies for reducing emissions — specifically, best available control technology (BACT), best available retrofit control technology (BARCT), and related technologies for the control of toxic air contaminants (T-BACT). The June 1 CMAS contract with Spatial Informatics Group LLC runs through May 31, 2024.
  • $1 million for “Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP) Data Management Services (DMS).” Under PERP, according to the board, “Owners or operators of portable engines and other types of equipment can register their units under the CARB Statewide PERP in order to operate their equipment throughout California without having to obtain individual permits from local air districts.” The two-year CMAS contract with Strategic Resources International Inc. runs through April 17, 2024.
  • $1 million for IV and V (independent verification and validation) services with Public Consulting Group LLC, a two-year CMAS award that runs through May 11, 2024.
  • $200,000 for software maintenance under a two-year CMAS contract with AgreeYa Solutions that runs through May 15, 2024.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in Northern California.