Justice Department’s IT Services Contracts Encompass Gun Laws, Lab Gear

The California Department of Justice has spent a total of just over $4 million on its top five expenditures for IT services so far this year.

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The California Department of Justice has spent a total of just over $4 million on its top five expenditures for IT services so far this year.

According to data in the State Contract and Procurement Registration System, the Justice Department purchased IT services relating to, among other things, gun law enforcement, laboratory equipment maintenance and criminal records. The top five expenditures for IT services to date in 2021, from most to least expensive, were:

  • $1,346,400 for consulting related to AB 879, which regulates precursor parts for firearms. The contract, which started March 5, runs through Dec. 31, 2022. It was awarded to Celer Systems Inc. of Folsom through a master agreement contract.
  • $1,336,554 for IT consulting related to card scanners, purchased through CloverLeaf Solutions for “TRG, JTM and Card Scan.” The contract, a master services agreement, began Feb. 18 and runs through June 30, 2023.
  • $824,126 for preventative maintenance of Department of Justice laboratory instruments, with Life Technologies Corp. The contract began Feb. 23 and runs through Sept. 20, 2022. The contract was noncompetitively bid.
  • $723,000 for implementation of FBI Rap Back, a criminal database. The time-and-services contract, with QualApps, began Jan. 20 and runs through Jan. 19, 2022, and was awarded as a master services agreement.
  • $545,100 for IT consulting services and legacy enhancements related to Rap Back, through CloverLeaf Solutions. The master services agreement contract began Jan. 20 and runs through Dec. 31, 2021.
Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire.