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Tracking the Spend: FI$Cal's Top Buys of IT Goods, Services

The Financial Information System for California spent $1.4 million on its five largest buys of IT goods in the third quarter of 2023, and it spent just under $5 million on its two purchases of IT services in the same period.

The Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal) spent just under $5 million on IT services in the third quarter of the year, and it spent just over $1.4 million on IT goods during the same period.

According to the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System, FI$Cal spent $4,988,696 on IT services, and $1,432,906 on IT goods, for a total quarterly IT spend of $6,421,602. (All numbers are rounded.)

The IT services contracts were:
  • $4,663,696 in a Sept. 20 IT Master Service Agreement (MSA) contract for “Deal Management and Bond Accounting IT Consulting” for fiscal 2023-24, with Accenture LLP.
  • $325,000 for IT infrastructure consulting services in a Sept. 15 IT MSA contract with Enterprise Networking Solutions Inc.

The IT goods contracts were:
  • $549,965 for one year of maintenance and support for Oracle hardware and software deployed at the Evergreen, Gold Camp and Vacaville data centers. This was awarded Sept. 27 on a statewide contract to Dynamic Systems Inc.
  • $493,335 for HP notebooks in a Sept. 12 statewide contract with NWN Solutions Corp.
  • $143,004 for one year of a three-year subscription to AppDynamics Expert Service, in an Aug. 3 Software Licensing Program contract with NTT America Inc.
  • $140,027 for F5 Premium Service (SaaS-based security, networking and application management services) in a Sept. 27 statewide contract with CDW Government LLC.
  • $106,575 for HP Thunderbolt docking stations in an Aug. 22 statewide contract with NWN Solutions Corp.

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.