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Here Are DMV’s Top 5 Buys of IT Goods Through June

Two of the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ five most expensive purchases of IT goods through June involved updating its data center.

A linchpin state department spent millions on IT goods during the year’s first six months and made its two most expensive purchases with the same vendor.

From Jan. 1 through June 30, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) made more than 150 purchases of IT goods, with the costliest approaching the mid-seven figures. During that time period, DMV made 169 IT goods purchases and spent $13,629,151 on its five most expensive buys. Here, with rounding, is what that money paid for, based on data in the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System:

  • $4 million with QualApps for Salesforce software subscription, on a one-year contract from June 30-June 29, 2022.
  • $3.5 million with QualApps for Salesforce implementation and support, a two-year contract from June 25-June 24, 2023. DMV spent more than $7.5 million with QualApps.
  • $2.2 million with NWN Corp. for “DMV Data Center Refresh,” including new racks, AC units, power supplies and related accessories. DMV made the purchase June 22.
  • $2.1 million with Presidio for “Cisco redundancy refresh and data center build,” a purchase also made June 22.
  • $1.9 million with BlueCrest for two high-speed mail machine (production inserters). DMV made the purchase on a nearly one-year contract, from Feb. 25-Feb. 2, 2022.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Techwire.