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Tracking the Spend: Rehabilitation Department’s IT Goods Purchases

The state Department of Rehabilitation spent under $500,000 on its five largest IT goods purchases during the last quarter of 2022, down significantly from the previous quarter.

The state department that serves the needs of Californians with disabilities spent just under a half-million dollars on its five largest purchases of IT goods during the fourth quarter of 2022.

According to the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System, the California Department of Rehabilitation spent $473,312 from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 on the five buys.

By comparison, the department spent $1,975,838 on corresponding purchases during the third quarter.

The five largest contracts for IT goods in the fourth quarter were, with rounding:
  • $390,379 for “Microsoft Unified Support: Advisory Support Hours As-Needed Problem Resolution Hours As-Needed,” in a Software Licensing Program (SLP) award to Crayon Software Experts LLC. That contract runs from Oct. 15, 2022, through Oct. 14, 2023.
  • $61,608 for monitors, purchased Dec. 23 on a statewide contract from NWN Solutions Corp.
  • $8,630 for Dell laptops with Windows software, purchased Dec. 14 from Access Technology Solutions under a competitive contract.
  • $6,356 for “Humanware BrailleNote Touch Plus 32” tablets and note-takers, purchased Dec. 20 from Sterling Adaptives under a competitive contract.
  • $6,339 for “BrailleSense 6” note-taker devices in an Oct. 20 competitive contract with Sweetman Systems.

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.