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Tracking the Spend: Five Largest IT Services Buys for State Water Board

In the first quarter of 2023, the State Water Resources Control Board spent roughly $18,844,546 on IT services.

The State Water Resources Control Board spent nearly $19 million on its five largest purchases of IT services in the first quarter of the year.

The board comprises five full-time salaried members, each filling a different specialty position, according to its website. Board members are appointed to four-year terms by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate. The board encompasses nine Regional Water Quality Control Boards.

According to the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System, the board spent $18,844,546 on its five largest purchases of IT services in the first quarter of the year. They were:
  • $17,804,095 with Deloitte Consulting for development of a water rights data management system. The Feb. 23 award runs through March 31, 2025, and was awarded after a competitive bid.
  • $500,000 with SUMEDHA Global Computing for “system analysis, development, implementation, and support as needed,” in a March 10 contract that runs through June 30, 2025. The award was under California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS).
  • $499,680 for IT consulting services for independent verification and validation (IV and V) in a Jan. 26 CMAS contract with Public Consulting Group LLC. The contract runs through March 31, 2025.
  • $28,363 for technical support in a proprietary contract with In-Situ Inc. that runs from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2025.
  • $12,408 in a Jan. 5 contract with SunstoneIT for support and maintenance contracts in a small-business competitive contract.

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.