Here Are State Public Health’s Top 5 IT Goods Purchases in Q1

The California Department of Public Health’s five costliest purchases of IT goods during the first quarter of 2021 topped $20 million.

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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) made more than 100 purchases of IT goods during the first three months of 2021 and spent more than $20 million on those acquisitions.

CDPH, which is generally tasked with protecting the health of the California public, made 126 purchases of IT goods in January, February and March, and spent $21,366,277 on its five most expensive buys. Here, with rounding, is what the department spent.

  • $12.6 million with NWN Corp. for “L-ST-FC-VE-K9; Cisco Stealthwatch Flow Collector Virtual Edition,” Cisco’s network security solution. The purchase began a three-year contract which will run from Jan. 14-Feb. 14, 2024.
  • $3 million with Taborda Solutions Inc., for “Partner Community Members Unlimited Edition – Restricted Use,” potentially a purchase of Salesforce via Taborda. CDPH made the purchase on Feb. 3.
  • $2.3 million with NWN for “FY20/21 CON-SSC4P-C9410R9A; SOLN SUPP 24x7x4OS Catalyst 9400 Series 10 slot Sup, 2xC940,” likely the purchase of Cisco solution support for its 9400-series switches, during the 2020-2021 fiscal year, which ends June 30. The expense begins a five-year contract from March 22-March 31, 2026.
  • $1.9 million with Allied Network Solutions Inc. for “VERITAS NETBACKUP PLATFORM BASE COMPLETE ED WITH FLEXIBLE LICENSING,” most likely the acquisition of Veritas Technologies’ NetBackup data protection platform. The purchase March 17 began a one-year contract ending March 26, 2022.
  • $1.7 million with Solutions Simplified for “ZDLP-WEB-5000” with a start date of March 1 and an end date of Feb. 28, 2022. That may be a reference to a Zscaler data loss prevention product. The purchase is part of a three-year contract that began Feb. 10 and ends Feb. 29, 2024.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Techwire.