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Tracking the Spend: Department of Commerce Spent $106M on Top Five IT Buys in Q3

During the year’s third quarter, the Florida Department of Commerce purchased goods and services from Carahsoft Technology Corporation, Strategic Communications, KPMG and more.

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The Florida Department of Commerce spent $106 million on its five largest IT-related purchases during the third quarter of 2023.

The department is responsible for advancing the state’s economy by promoting economic opportunities for all Floridians and administering state and federal programs related to workforce, community and economic development.

Here, rounded up, are the agency’s five largest purchases during Q3, according to data from the Florida Accountability Contract Tracking System:
  • $76 million to Carahsoft Technology Corporation, a government IT solutions provider that helps public-sector organizations select and implement different solutions  
  • $13 million to Strategic Communications, an integrated provider of national IT services and infrastructure solutions 
  • $7 million to KPMG LLP, which provides audit, tax and advisory services to organizations 
  • $6 million to Ernst & Young LLP, which provides advisory, assurance, tax and transaction advisory services 
  • $5 million to CohnReznick, which helps organizations improve financial systems, access growth capital and employ new processes 

Regarding specific purchases, the department spent about $74 million on management support services, $13 million on database user interface and query software, $8 million on business and corporate management consultation services, $6 million on business intelligence consulting services, $3 million on economic and financial evaluation of projects and $1 million on business function specific software.
Katya Diaz is an Orlando-based e.Republic staff writer. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in global strategic communications from Florida International University.