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Tracking the Spend: State Water Department’s IT Services Buys

The state department spent just more than $5 million in the second quarter of 2022 on IT services that include an emergency mass notification system.

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The state department that oversees management of a precious state resource spent just more than $5 million on IT services in the second quarter of 2022.

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) awarded contracts totaling $5,058,300, with rounding, for its five largest contracts in the area of IT services from April 1 to June 30, according to the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System. These five were:
  • $4,498,700 for SAP services and support (“Computer services - Software or hardware engineering - System or application programming management srvcs”) in a three-year contract with Accenture LLP that runs from April 15 through April 14, 2025. The contract was awarded under a formal competitive bid.
  • $448,500 for DWR power settlement support (“Computer services - Software or hardware engineering - System or application programming management srvcs”), in a three-year contract running from June 1 through May 31, 2025, awarded to Mapvision Technologies under an informal competitive bid.
  • $93,752 for Emergency Mass Notification System (EMNS) software, awarded to Everbridge Inc. in a formal competitive bid. The software is focused on the electronic activation and management of notification messages to groups or individuals, including disaster recovery teams, employees, customers, suppliers and residents.
  • $11,560 for Xante Impressia insurance services (structures, property and possessions - Electronic equipment insurance) in a non-competitively bid award dated June 7 to Alliant Insurance Services Inc.
  • $5,788 for imageRunner Advance C5540i, a high-speed copier, in a June 7 award to Alliant Insurance Services in a non-competitively bid contract.
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.