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Tracking the Spend: State Hospitals’ Five Largest IT Services Buys Totaled Just Under $4M

Services that the department purchased in the first six months of 2023 included licensing, recruiting, cabling and executive training.

The Department of State Hospitals spent just under $4 million in its five largest purchases in the first half of 2023.

The department’s mission is to evaluate and treat the public in a safe and responsible manner by leading innovation and excellence. In FY 2021-22, the department served more than 12,000 patients through its hospital system, conditional release and other community-based programs, and jail treatment programs. The department employed nearly 13,000 staff.

According to the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System, those five contracts totaled $3,964,307. They were:
  • $2,080,625 for ServiceNow Web licensing services in a June 22 contract with Kovarus Inc. (now AHEAD Inc.) that runs through June 30, 2026.
  • $619,565 for LinkedIn Hiring Enterprise Program, including a Recruiter Corporate, Job Slots and Career Page, in a March 3 contract with Allied Network Solutions Inc. that runs through April 5, 2026.
  • $507,500 for cable installation services in a contract that runs from June 30 through June 30, 2024. The vendor was Veterans Communication Services Inc.
  • $462,222 for executive leadership training in a March 10 contract with Gartner Inc.
  • $294,395 for “Workplace Violent Incident Reporting consulting services,” in a May 24 contract with Estrada Consulting that runs through Nov. 30, 2024.

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.