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Tracking the Spend: CDT’s Top Five Buys of IT Services in Q1 Totaled $2.8M

The purchases by the California Department of Technology in the first three months of 2024 included database and data center support.

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The California Department of Technology (CDT) spent just under $3 million on its five largest purchases of IT services in the first quarter of the year.

According to the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System, these five buys totaled $2,817,918. During the same period in 2023, CDT spent $1,302,680 on the corresponding purchases. (All numbers are rounded.)

The purchases in the first quarter of 2024 included interconnection services and data center and database support. The five largest buys were:
  • $1,595,998 for interconnection services, in a three-year cooperative agreement contract with NWN Solutions Corp. that began March 4.
  • $425,000 for data center support services, in a one-year contract with Fortuna BMC that was awarded March 4 under the California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS).
  • $345,000 for database administration for the California Victim Compensation Board, in a one-year CMAS contract with Mere IT Solutions that began Feb. 12.
  • $300,000 for Oracle database support, in a one-year CMAS contract with LCS Technologies Inc. that began Jan. 8.
  • $151,920 for Equinix Smart Hands Support (36 months at 30 hours per month (1,080 hours total) for a three-year, competitively bid (small-business option) contract with Faro Consulting and Solutions that began March 4.

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.