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Tracking the Spend: Department of Justice Spent $8M on Five Largest Buys in Q1

The department’s five largest purchases of IT goods during the first quarter of the year totaled just under $8 million and included license renewals, software solutions and work stations.

The California Department of Justice spent just under $8 million on its five largest purchases of IT goods in the first quarter of 2023.

According to the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System, the department’s five largest purchases of IT goods from Jan. 1 through March 31 totaled, with rounding, $7,992,855. They were:
  • $2,956,399 for Microsoft Enterprise License Agreement, a three-year renewal through Jan. 31, 2024. The Feb. 1 contract, awarded through the state’s Software Licensing Program (SLP), is with Softchoice Corp.
  • $2,555,863 for SailPoint Solutions, in a March 31 SLP contract that runs through March 30, 2026, with Savant Solutions.
  • $1,198,461 for Red Hat Maintenance Renewal, in a March 1 SLP contract with Taborda Solutions that runs through Feb. 29, 2024.

Two identical entries are listed for this item:
  • $641,066 for Dell Precision 3570 Mobile Workstations, in Jan. 9 statewide contracts that run through Jan. 8, 2028, with PC Specialists.

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.