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Tracking the Spend: Education Department Spent Nearly $4M on Top IT Buys in Year’s First Half

The California Department of Education’s five largest transactions for IT goods during the year’s first six months included data tracking, switches and search and analytics.

The state education department made 205 purchases of IT goods from Jan. 1-June 30 and spent nearly $4 million on the five costliest.

The California Department of Education (CDE) spent exactly $3,856,979.55 on its five most expensive buys of IT goods, all of which were purchases, not contracts. These numbers represent a slight decrease from a total of 226 such purchases from Jan. 1-June 30, 2022 — but a rise in the value of those five costliest purchases. During the first half of 2022, CDE spent just $2,636,883.67 on its five costliest IT goods buys.

With rounding, here are CDE’s five costliest purchases of IT goods through June, based on data in the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System:

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.