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Tracking the Spend: Child Support Services’ Top Five Buys of IT Goods

During the second half of 2023, the California Department of Child Support Services spent $4.6 million on its five largest purchases of IT goods — significantly less than it spent in the first half of the year.

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The California Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) spent just over $4.6 million on its five largest buys of IT goods in the second half of 2023.

That is significantly less than the $10,445,246 that the department spent on corresponding buys during the first half of last year.

From July 1 through Dec. 31, DCSS spent $4,677,988 (with rounding) on its five largest buys of IT goods, according to the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System. Those five purchases, all made through the state Software Licensing Program, were:
  • $1,455,000 for IBM Db2 products, in a July 31 contract with Advanced Technical Solutions.
  • $1,095,913 for ServiceNow software asset management for a one-year term ending Sept. 30, 2024, with HF Tech Services Inc.
  • $830,501 for a renewal of “Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with Integration, Premium 24X7 Phone and Web Support,” for a one-year term ending Sept. 5, 2024, with Allied Network Solutions Inc.
  • $653,500 for a one-year renewal of SimpliGov Automation Platform base subscription, including unlimited workflows and analytics bundle, that ends Nov. 25, 2024, with JBS Associates.
  • $643,074 for “Tableau — 8 Core Base (server)” for a one-year term ending Oct. 14, 2024, with Taborda Solutions Inc.

(The chief information officer for DCSS, Catherine Lanzaro, offered an overview of her department's technology and its plans during an Industry Insider — California Members Briefing in December.)

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.