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Tracking the Spend: Caltrans Spent $11M+ on Top IT Buys in September

The California Department of Transportation made more than 100 purchases of IT goods in September. Its five costliest included mobile radios, servers and subscription renewals.

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The state transportation department made 105 purchases of IT goods from Sept. 1-Sept. 30 and spent more than $11 million on the top five.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) spent $11,618,249 on its five most expensive such buys, all of which were purchases, not contracts. That demonstrates a marked rise from just 64 such purchases from Sept. 1-Sept. 30, 2022, at a cost of $2,298,445. During September 2022, in a year-over-year comparison, Caltrans’ five costliest IT goods buys included $749,700 with Taborda Solutions for a premium subscription to Red Hat’s Ansible Automation platform. (Taborda Solutions and Enterprise Networking Solutions were purchased in August 2021 by Fulcrum Technology Group.) With rounding, here are Caltrans’ five costliest purchases of IT goods in September, based on data in the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System:

  • $4.5 million with CDW Government LLC (CDW-G) for the annual renewal of a civil 3D government multiuser subscription. Caltrans made the purchase Sept. 25.
  • $3.2 million with CDW-G for Adobe Acrobat sign-in capabilities for 333,000 transactions. Caltrans made the purchase Sept. 1.
  • $2 million with NWN Solutions Corp. for examples of HPE’s ProLiant Gen11 server, configured to order. Caltrans made the purchase Sept. 6.
  • $1.2 million with Motorola Solutions Inc. for examples of its APX 6500-series mobile radios, group services, Wi-Fi provisioning and a base station. Caltrans made the purchase Sept. 1.
  • $786,000 with Altium Inc. for subscription renewals to Accuris’ Engineering Workbench platform. Caltrans made the purchase Sept. 7.
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.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Industry Insider — California.