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Tracking the Spend: High-Speed Rail’s Buys of IT Services

During the second half of 2022, the rail authority spent roughly $2,146,525 on its five largest contracts for services.

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California High Speed Rail Authority
The California High-Speed Rail Authority, part of the California State Transportation Agency, spent just over $2.1 million on its five largest buys of IT services in the second half of 2022, according to the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System.

The services included consulting, website redesign and content migration, and subscription services. The five largest buys, with rounding, totaled $2,146,525 and included:
  • $1.5 million for “expert consultant services to assist with the development of a custom Salesforce application,” in an IT Master Services Agreement (MSA) award dated July 1 and running through Sept. 30, 2023. The supplier was Guidehouse Inc.
  • $300,000 for “expert services to support the redesign and content migration of the BuildHSR website to the Authority’s WordPress platform,” in an Oct. 19 contract award that runs through June 30. The MSA contract was with SymSoft Solutions.
  • $192,690 for “Relativity Server Named Users with Annual Subscription - 25 Users or comparable,” in an Aug. 31 small-business contract with Sunstone IT.
  • $81,117 for “ManageEngine Analytics Plus Professional Edition - Subscription Model,” an annual subscription for two users of Base Pack, in a Sept. 20 small-business contract that runs from Oct. 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2023. The supplier is Advanced Technical Solutions.
  • $72,718 for five users’ one-year access to Erwin Data Catalog, “AHG-ERW-TB-247 ERWIN DATA CATALOG,” in an Aug. 9 contract with System Solutions DVBE under a small-business option.

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.