Here’s What Fish & Wildlife Spent on 5 Biggest IT Buys in First Quarter

The tools purchased by the department between Jan. 1 and March 31 include laptops, licenses and other hardware, with the five largest such purchases totaling $1,395,269.

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife spent about $1.4 million on IT goods in the first quarter of 2021.

The department’s broad mission is to “manage California’s diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.”

To advance that mission, the tools purchased by the department between Jan. 1 and March 31 included laptops, licenses and other hardware, with the five largest such purchases totaling $1,395,269, according to a database maintained by the Financial Information System for California. According to FI$Cal, those purchases were:

  • $546,270 for “HP 640 G5 i7 16GB Power Touch NB” laptops and docking stations, purchased Jan. 12 from NWN through a statewide contract.
  • $486,040 for “TEMPO Timekeeping License Subscription Year 1,” purchased from Ten Consulting LLC. The 16-month subscription runs from July 1, 2021, through October 2022 and was purchased through the state’s Software Licensing Program (SLP).
  • $216,982 for “ENC16/18 Weather-Resistant 16x18 inch Enclosure,” rugged boxes that can house data loggers, power supplies and peripherals. The contract, a competitive award, was initiated Feb. 2 with Western Weather Group.
  • $215,724 for “Reconyx Hyperfire 2 Covert Professional Trail Camera - Olive Drab Green HP2XODG,” designed to record wildlife activity. The contract was initiated Feb. 2 with Imaging Products International and was a competitive award.
  • $145,977 for HP Z4 G4 Workstations, purchased Jan. 12 from Patriot IT Corp. under a competitive contract.
Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in the Northern California foothills.