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Here Are State Tech Department’s Top 5 Buys of IT Goods in September

The California Department of Technology spent millions on IT goods last month, with some of its most expensive purchases being in the areas of hardware and support.

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The state technology department spent many millions on IT goods last month, with its top five most expensive purchases combined reaching eight figures.

The California Department of Technology made 24 purchases of IT goods in September – spending more than $39 million on just its five costliest buys. CDT spent $39,987,785 on those purchases. Here, with rounding, is where that money went based on data in the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System:

  • $35.9 million with Crayon Software Experts LLC for “M365 E5 From SA GCC ALNG SubsVL MVL PerUsr Term: 9/1/2021 - 3/27/2022.” This is a contract that runs from Sept. 1 through March 31, 2026. It probably reflects the ongoing need for Office 365 E5 government community cloud shared servers — and another volume licensing purchase.
  • $1.4 million with SAS Institute for “MNF-SAS mainframe software license support renewal.” This is a one-year contract, from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31, 2022.
  • $1.3 million with Crayon Software Experts for “M365 E5 From SA GCC ALNG SubsVL MVL PerUsr Term: 9/1/2021 - 3/27/2022.” This, too, is a contract that runs from Sept. 1 through March 31, 2026, and probably reflects the ongoing need for Office 365 E5 government community cloud shared servers.
  • $800,000 with Kovarus for “Citrix – Priority for Workspace – Svc Prm Plus CCU – subscription license support,” likely the purchase of the company’s Priority support. This is a two-year contract, from Sept. 25 to Sept. 24, 2023.
  • $666,000 with SunstoneIT for “renewal of BitSight SPM subsidiary,” probably a reference to Security Performance Management from BitSight. This is a three-year contract from Sept. 12 to Sept. 11, 2024.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Techwire.