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Tracking the Spend: DMV’s IT Goods Purchases This Year

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has made more than 100 purchases of IT goods so far this year and spent in the low eight figures on its five top buys, which included desktop and laptop computers.

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The state motor vehicles department made 119 purchases of IT services from Jan. 1 to May 17 and spent more than $13 million on the top five.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) spent $13,708,566 on its five most expensive such buys, including one multiyear contract – one more than during this period last year. The purchases also represent a rise in overall numbers from a total of 85 such purchases from Jan. 1, 2022 to May 17, 2022; and a rise in the value of those five costliest purchases. During this period in 2022, in a year-over-year comparison, DMV spent $5,274,290 on its five costliest IT goods buys, including $2 million, with rounding, with QualApps for a one-year contract for “Salesforce support and enhancements for field offices.” With rounding, here are DMV’s five costliest purchases of IT services so far this year, based on data in the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System:

  • $4.1 million to Zones for three-year subscriptions to products including GitHub Enterprise, Microsoft SharePoint and its Visual Studio Professional. This is a three-year contract from May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2026.
  • $3.8 million to QualApps for Salesforce software technical services. This is an 18-month contract from April 6, 2023 to Oct. 5, 2024.
  • $2.3 million to NWN Solutions for desktop computers. DMV made the purchase April 30.
  • $2.2 million to NWN Solutions for laptop computers. DMV made the purchase Jan. 4.
  • $1.3 million to Veteran Enhanced Technology Solutions for ServiceNow software licenses. This is a one-year contract from March 11, 2023 to March 10, 2024.
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.