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Tracking the Spend: Top 5 Buys of IT Services Total Just Over $1M

This state department spent about half as much on its five largest purchases of IT services in the first half of this year as it did in the corresponding period of 2021.

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A state transportation authority spent just over $1 million on its five largest purchases of IT services in the first six months of this year.

According to the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System, the total spent by the California High-Speed Rail Authority (HSR) on its top five contracts for IT services was $1,120,049 (with rounding). Those five purchases were:
  • $800,000 for consulting services related to IT project management and business solutions analysis, in a June 27 Master Services Agreement with North Ridge Consulting of Sacramento. The contract runs through Sept. 30, 2023.
  • $103,570 for a one-year subscription to Imperva: Incapsula Enterprise 20, a cyber protection plan. The June 15 contract, which runs through July 1, 2023, was purchased through Sacramento-based SunstoneIT after a competitive bid with a small-business option.
  • $87,601 for SharePoint server for all languages, in a March 2 competitive-bid contract with SoftwareONE, which provides “end-to-end software and cloud solutions.”
  • $65,625 for a subscription to KnowBe4, a security awareness training solution purchased June 2 through Nexxsol Corp. under a competitive bid with a small-business option.
  • $63,253 for Palo Alto Networks’ PA-640, an enterprise-level firewall solution purchased June 2 under an informal competitive bid through Enterprise Networking Solutions (now part of Optm).

In comparison to the $1,120,049 that HSR spent on its five largest IT services contracts in the first six months of 2022, the authority spent $2,105,264 on its five largest IT services contracts in the first six months of 2021.
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.