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Tracking the Spend: $6M by Department of Transportation on IT Buys

In the second half of 2023, the Florida Department of Transportation purchased goods and services from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, PC Solutions and Integration Inc., SHI International Corp. and more.

The Florida Department of Transportation provides a secure transportation network guaranteeing the movement of individuals and goods, fostering economic growth and safeguarding the environment and communities’ well-being.

Here are the five largest IT-related purchases made by the agency from July 1 to Dec. 27, 2023, rounded up, based on data from the Florida Accountability Contract Tracking System:

  • $4 million to National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, a foundation committed to sustaining, restoring and enhancing the nation's fish, wildlife, plants and habitats.
  • $340,000 to PC Solutions and Integration Inc., an IT solutions firm providing network, security, cloud, communication and data services.
  • $190,000 to SHI International Corp., a provider of IT infrastructure, end-user computing, cybersecurity, and IT optimization products and services.
  • $183,000 to IT Staffing and Consulting Inc., an IT consulting provider offering complete project outsourcing and IT staffing.
  • $157,000 to The Canopy of Technology Inc., a company that specializes in creating large- and small-scale customized software applications.

Regarding specific purchases, the department spent approximately $3.5 million on environmental mitigation banking products, $1 million on IT consultation services, $371,000 on software maintenance and support, $337,000 on network switches, $150,000 on security protection software and $120,000 on computer servers.

The periodic reports of spending on IT goods and services by agencies and departments in state government are compiled by Industry Insider — Florida as a way of highlighting procurements and trends.
Cristina Carter is a Tallahassee-based staff writer. She has a bachelor's degree in English literature and a master's degree in international affairs, both from Florida State University.