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Here Are State Tech Department’s Top 5 IT Goods Purchases in August

The California Department of Technology has spent more than $20 million on IT goods so far this month and made the majority of its top five most expensive purchases with the same vendor.

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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.

As of Monday, the California Department of Technology had made 16 purchases of IT goods — not a record-setting number in a month, but it had spent more than $21 million on just the five costliest buys. CDT spent $22,703,005 on those purchases. Here, with rounding, is where that money went, based on data in the State Contract and Procurement Registration System:

  • $10 million with Crayon Software Experts LLC for “O365 GCCE5 FromSA ShrdSvr ALNG SubsVL MVL PerUsr Term: 8/1/2021 - 3/27/2022.” This was a more than four-year contract that runs from Aug. 1-March 31, 2026. It most likely reflects the ongoing need for Microsoft Office 365 E5 government community cloud shared servers — and a volume licensing purchase.
  • $8.3 million with Crayon Software Experts for “M365 E5 From SA GCC ALNG SubsVL MVL PerUsr Term: 8/1/2021 - 3/27/2022.” This, too, was a more than four-year contract that runs from Aug. 1-March 31, 2026. It probably reflects the ongoing need for Office 365 E5 government community cloud shared servers — and another volume licensing purchase.
  • $3.3 million with Taborda Solutions for “Splunk Enterprise ... License with Standard Success Plan ... “ likely a reference to the purchase of software and support. This is a three-year contract from Aug. 1-July 31, 2024.
  • $580,000 with Crayon Software Experts for “M365 E5 From SA GCC ALNG SubsVL MVL PerUsr Term: 8/1/2021 - 3/27/2022.” This was another more than four-year contract that runs from Aug. 1-March 31, 2026 — and also likely indicates the need for Office 365 E5 government community cloud shared servers — and a volume licensing purchase.
  • $544,000 with NTT America Inc. for “Network Assurance 100 n-node pack ... subscription with standard support and content.” CDT made the purchase Aug. 12.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Techwire.