Here Are State Housing, Community Development’s Top 5 IT Services Purchases in Q1

The California Department of Housing and Community Development’s five costliest purchases of IT services during the first quarter of 2021 topped $800,000.

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The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) made more than a dozen purchases of IT services during the first three months of 2021 and spent more than $800,000 on those acquisitions.

HCD, which per its mission promotes “safe, affordable homes and vibrant, inclusive, sustainable communities,” made 14 purchases of IT services in January, February and March, and spent exactly $860,975.20 on its five most expensive buys. Here, with rounding, is what the department spent.
  • $499,000 with Affinian Consulting for “IT Consulting Services – ERAP,” a purchase made March 11, most likely in connection with the department’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
  • $250,000 with Innovative Solutions Inc. for more than two years of IT training, a contract that runs from Jan. 22-June 30, 2023.
  • $60,000 with Galvanize to renew its subscription for the company’s AuditBond audit management solution. HCD made the purchase Jan. 5.
  • $45,300 with Advanced Technical Solutions for a one-year subscription to the access management solution Thycotic Secret Server in the cloud. HCD made the purchase Jan. 15, but it appears the term began April 2.
  • $7,100 with Dynamic Systems Inc. for a one-year subscription to Oracle PeopleSoft Learning. HCD made the purchase March 15.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Techwire.