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Tracking the Spend: Here Are Department’s Top 5 Buys of IT Goods in Q3

The California Department of Transportation spent just under $38 million in the third quarter on IT goods.

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The department of state government that oversees aeronautics, mass transportation and transportation planning spent just under $38 million on its five largest buys of IT goods during the third quarter of the year.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), one of the largest departments in state government, spent $37,704,929, with rounding, on IT goods between July 1 and Sept. 30, according to the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System. Here, with rounding, is what that money paid for:
  • “APX 6500 Mobile Radio:1.- M25URS9PW1BN, APX6500 Mobile Radio ENHANCED 7/800 MHZ MOBILE. Included: 1a.- G996AS ENH: OVER THE AIR PROVISIONING, 1b.- GA00580AA ADD TDMA OPERATION, 1c.- G51AU ENH: SMARTZONE OPERA.” The statewide contract, awarded July 22, was for $34,314,822 with Motorola Solutions.
  • “Flying Fiber Optic Laser Cutting System meeting the requirements of Specification 3449-6073 and Scope of Work dated 6/29/2022.” The $1,289,481 competitive contract, awarded Aug. 23 and running through Feb. 20, 2023, was with Amada America Inc.
  • “HPE Proliant Dl380 Gen10 Plus SSFF NC Configure: --- AMENDMENT # 1 …” The Aug. 26 statewide contract, for $919,597, was with NWN Solutions Corp.
  • “T100 - 10 in WIN10, 16/512, GPS, WIFI/BT, WWAN.” The Sept. 19 statewide contract, for $664,251, was with California Surveying and Drafting Supply.
  • “B88206 - Oracle PaaS and IaaS Universal Credits - 12 month.” The Aug. 30 contract, for $516,778, was with Mythics Inc. under the California Multiple Award Schedules.

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 as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in Northern California.