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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 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) spent $980,530 in February, with money going to 73 vendors and one state agency via 260 purchase orders.

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.
Rae D. DeShong is a Dallas-based e.Republic staff writer and has worked at The Dallas Morning News and as a community college administrator.