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Here Are State Public Health’s Top IT Goods, Services Buys in October

The California Department of Public Health spent millions on IT goods and services last month, including volume purchases of electronic signature and software products.

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The department charged with safeguarding and improving public health in California spent millions on IT goods and services in October, the fourth month in the state fiscal year, with its seven most expensive purchases in those categories landing in the low seven figures.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) made 31 purchases of IT goods altogether, and it spent more than $2 million on just the five costliest buys. CDPH spent $2,149,182 on those purchases, based on data in the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System. With rounding, here’s where that money went:

  • $727,000 with Allied Network Solutions Inc. for “T-0393 DocuSign Enterprise Pro for Government-Envelope,” likely a reference to the company’s enterprise edition product for government available via volume licensing. The contract term is unclear, but the purchase took place Oct. 25.
  • $428,000 with Enterprise Networking Solutions Inc. (ENS-Inc.) for “Palo Alto Networks PA-5250 with redundant AC power supplies” – one in the company’s PA-5200 series of next-gen firewalls. CDPH made the purchase Oct. 26.
  • $356,000 with NWN Solutions Corp. for “NVIDIA Quadro RTX8000 GPU Module for HPE,” probably a purchase of NVIDIA’s graphics accelerator for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. CDPH made the purchase Oct. 12.
  • $330,000 with ENS-Inc. for “e1108s Appliance, 1-node, 16TB raw HDD, 0.4TB SSD, 1 GbE NIC,” likely a reference to the Rubrik enterprise-level platform. The department made the purchase Oct. 5.
  • $309,000 with Kovarus Inc. for “VMware Cloud Foundation 4 Advanced (Per CPU),” likely a reference to VMware’s Cloud Foundation product. CDPH made the purchase Oct. 6.
By contrast, CDPH made just two purchases of IT services in October, for a total spend of $1,665,900. Here’s how that divided:

Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Techwire.