Tracking the Spend: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
The agency that monitors environmental impacts spent $980,530 in February, mostly on consulting and telecom services.
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The commission is tasked with monitoring water and air pollution, solid waste disposal, toxic waste disposal and a range of tasks relating to safe water and federal environmental regulations.
According to the Texas Comptroller’s (CPA) “Payment to Payee” visualization, here are the top five technology companies receiving payments:
- $186,964 to GTS Technology Solutions, which provides services, solutions and staffing.
- $138,726 to Jet Software Solutions, a company providing services and solutions.
- $111,778 to Convergence, which provides managed IT services.
- $95,248 to Dell, which offers computer hardware and related services.
- $84,256 to Allied Consultants, a company that advises on technologies and processes.
As for specific categories, TCEQ spent $386,996 on IT services and $161,705 on telecommunications and other service charges. The agency spent $7.1 million during 2022, and the highest month for overall spending was September at $3.1 million.
The periodic reports of spending on IT goods and services by agencies and departments in state government are compiled by Industry Insider — Texas as a way of highlighting procurements and trends.