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Here Are State Fire Entity’s Top Purchases of IT Services During August

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s top five most expensive purchases of IT services in August reached the mid-seven figures and included two expenditures around wide-area network.

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A major state fire entity made 51 purchases of IT services in August, spending several million on its five most costly expenditures.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) spent just more than $5.3 million last month — $5,300,456, to be precise — on its five most expensive purchases of IT services. Here, with rounding, is where that money went, based on data in the State Contract and Procurement Registration System:

  • $5.2 million to Peraton for “FY 20 CAD System Enhancements,” likely a purchase to enhance the department’s computer-assisted dispatch system. The purchase reflects a nearly 11-month contract term from Aug. 12-June 30, 2022.
  • $38,000 to GovQA — which was acquired last month by Granicus — for “Redaction License (per named user) ... ,” potentially a licensing of one of its workflow solutions. CAL FIRE made the purchase Aug. 17.
  • $33,000 to Consolidated Communications for “Camino – monthly Internet services for WAN,” likely a purchase of Internet services for wide-area network. The department made the purchase Aug. 25.
  • $31,000 to Comcast for “IT – monthly Internet charges for WAN,” likely also pertaining to wide-area network Internet. CAL FIRE made the purchase on Aug. 23.
  • $27,000 to InTime Services for “InTime subscription service and secure hosting for 408 employees for 12 months ... ,”probably reflecting the purchase of its workforce management software. CAL FIRE made the purchase Aug. 11.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Techwire.