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Tracking the Spend: Social Services Department’s Buys of IT Goods

The five top buys of the California Department of Social Services in the first quarter of 2022 were for workstations, laptops, tablets, consulting and licensing.

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The California Department of Social Services (DSS) spent a little over $2 million in the first quarter of 2022 on IT goods, according to the State Contract and Procurement Registration System.

The five largest purchases in the category, which together totaled $2,102,476 with rounding, were:
  • $847,447 for Dell Mobile Precision workstations, purchased Jan. 10 on a statewide contract from PC Specialists Inc.
  • $499,999 for technical consultation services, purchased Jan. 10 in a California Multiple Award Schedule contract that runs through June 30. The contract is to provide services for DSS’ Statewide Verification Hub Project.
  • $475,880 for Dell Latitude tablets, purchased Jan. 10 through Granite Data Solutions on a statewide contract.
  • $168,791 for Dell Latitude laptops, purchased Feb. 4 through Granite Data Solutions on a statewide contract.
  • $110,359 for “full access Alchemer license,” purchased March 23 from Onpar Advisors on a competitive small-business option. Alchemer is a provider of surveys, access logs and other products.
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.