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Tracking the Spend: Fire Department’s Top IT Services Buys in Q3

The state department’s five largest transactions in this area reached the low eight figures.

A state department that manages a significant degree of the state’s fire and emergency response made 80 purchases of IT services during the year’s third quarter and spent more than $25 million on the top five.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) spent exactly $38,281,522 on its five most expensive such buys. Here, with rounding, is what that money paid for, based on data in the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System:

  • $37.1 million to Peraton for annual maintenance and support for computer-assisted or computer-aided dispatch. This is a five-year contract from July 1-June 30, 2027.
  • $766,000 to GovMobile for 12 months of service to 15,660 monthly data plans. CAL FIRE made the purchase July 1.
  • $211,000 to TracPlus for a 24-month subscription renewal of automated flight-following software. CAL FIRE made the purchase July 1.
  • $126,000 to RadioMobile for software including its IQ Mobile Software and IQ Locator Tracker.
  • $108,000 to RadioMobile for extended hardware warranties for examples of its Patriot All-In-One Mobile Data Computer. Both purchases with this company took place July 1.
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.