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Tracking the Spend: Tax and Fee’s Contracts for First Quarter

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration’s biggest purchase of IT services in the first quarter of the year was for project management and business analyst services.

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The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) spent just over a half-million dollars on IT services in the first three months of 2022.

According to the State Contracting and Procurement Registration System, CDTFA’s seven purchases of IT services in the first quarter totaled $510,736 with rounding. Those expenditures included:
  • $250,000 for project manager and business analyst services, in a California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS) contract with Andes Consulting that runs from Feb. 15, 2022, through Feb. 29, 2024.
  • $249,999 for Kofax support and maintenance with Intelligent Content Solutions, in a competitive contract running from Feb. 28, 2022, through Feb. 24, 2023.
  • $3,588 for Mailchimp Services, in a “fair and reasonable competitive” contract awarded March 15 with Mailchimp.
  • $3,382 for installation of five WAP devices and connections to existing Ethernet outlets using 2-foot Ethernet CAT6 patch cables. The non-competitively awarded contract, made final on March 2, was with Tel Set Communications.
  • $1,800 for advertising with Facebook in a non-competitive bid.
  • $1,800 for advertising with Twitter in a non-competitive bid.
  • $167 for a basic annual subscription renewal for Mentimeter interactive presentation software, purchased Jan. 4 through Golden Bridge DVBE under a “fair and reasonable” contract.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. 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 Northern California.