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Tracking the Spend: CDT Spent $4.3M on Top Buys of IT Goods

The purchases in October totaled $4,341,927 and included primarily licenses and subscriptions for cybersecurity, Microsoft Office tools and an open data portal.

The California Department of Technology (CDT) spent just more than $4.3 million on its five largest buys of IT goods in October, primarily for licenses and subscriptions.

According to the State Contract and Procurement Registration System, the $4,341,927 CDT spent on those buys is more than double the amount spent on corresponding purchases in October 2022, when the five largest buys of IT goods totaled $2,049,733.

The five largest buys last month were:
  • $1,832,896 for Microsoft 365 licenses including the standard Office 365 Suite (Exchange Online, SharePoint, Office applications, etc.), as well as enhanced analytical, compliance and security tools and the Microsoft Teams Phone System and audio conferencing. The Oct. 1 contract, which runs through March 31, 2026, was awarded under the Software Licensing Program (SLP) to Crayon Software Experts LLC.
  • $968,147 for an engagement manager, in an Oct. 9 SLP contract with Visionary Integration Professionals LLC.
  • $632,721 for an enterprise cybersecurity software license from Vanguard Integrity Professionals in an Oct. 9 contract that runs through Oct. 8, 2026. It was a non-competitive bid (proprietary).
  • $545,463 for an OpenGov open data portal in an Oct. 9 SLP contract running through Oct. 8, 2026, with Triu Tek Inc.
  • $362,700 for a Microsoft 365 package in an Oct. 1 SLP contract, running through March 31, 2026, with Crayon Software Experts LLC.

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.