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Tracking the Spend: Law Agency Bought Hardware, Software

The amount that the department spent on its five largest purchases of IT goods during the fourth quarter of 2022 was more than twice what it spent in the previous quarter.

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A large state law enforcement agency spent just over $9.3 million on its five largest purchases of IT goods in the last quarter of 2022.

The amount spent on these five buys between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 by the California Highway Patrol was $9,310,027, more than twice what the department spent on its five largest purchases of IT goods in the third quarter of 2022. From July 1 through Sept. 30, the CHP spent just over $4.1 million on those buys.

The IT goods purchased in the last quarter were primarily computers, accessories, support and software. According to the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System, those contracts were:
  • $2,591,303 for data migration, training, interface development and account management, in a Dec. 16 statewide contract with NWN Solutions Corp.
  • $2,586,950 for software maintenance and support, in a Dec. 22 Software Licensing Program (SLP) contract with Allied Network Solutions.
  • $1,865,164 for tablet computers, accessories, warranty services and e-disposal, in a Dec. 16 statewide contract with CDW Government.
  • $1,170,314 for Microsoft enterprise support, in a Dec. 16 SLP contract with Crayon Software Experts.
  • $1,096,296 for “computer services – software or hardware engineering” in a Dec. 22 SLP contract with Visionary Integration Professionals.
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.