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Tracking the Spend: Department Buys of IT Services in Q3

This department of state government spent roughly $4.1 million in the third quarter of 2022 on its five largest buys.

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One state government department spent just more than $4 million on its five largest purchases of IT services during the third quarter of the year.

According to the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System, the five largest buys of IT services by the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) totaled $4,195,935, with rounding. Those five contracts, awarded between July 1 and Oct. 30, were:

  • $2,750,216 for subscriptions to “Change Initiative Virtual Team Success Edition Pilot for Government,” a contract approved Aug. 24 with HiPER Solutions LLC under a non-competitive award. HiPER, according to its website, focuses on helping executive sponsors “drive positive change.”
  • $488,260 to Gartner Inc., in an Oct. 24 award, for “Gartner for Enterprise IT Leaders Initiative” for data and analytics. The contract was awarded under the California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS).
  • $453,432 for “Gartner for Enterprise IT Leaders Initiative” for program and portfolio management, in an Aug. 18 CMAS contract award to Gartner Inc.
  • $256,527 for “SVCELITE336PREF DSH-A equipment support, Fastpak Elite 336-Preferred Service,” in an Oct. 7 non-competitive award to Arxium Inc.
  • $247,500 in an Oct. 14 award to SunstoneIT for “NuHarbor Splunk Managed Services Standard bundle,” a competitively awarded contract with a small-business option.
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 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.