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Tracking the Spend: Tech Department’s IT Goods Purchases in April

The California Department of Technology made more than 40 purchases of IT goods last month and spent in the high seven figures on its five top buys, which included spend in the area of cybersecurity.

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The state’s technology department made 41 purchases of IT goods in April and spent more than $8 million on the top five.

The California Department of Technology spent $8,533,172 on its five most expensive such buys. Here, with rounding, is what that money paid for, based on data in the State Contract and Procurement Registration System:

  • $2.3 million to Crayon Software Experts LLC, the well-known state vendor, through Microsoft Volume Licensing, most likely for Microsoft Office 365 government community cloud E5 application suites for all language. This is a four-year contract, from April 1-March 31, 2026.
  • $2.2 million to Crayon, through Microsoft Volume Licensing, probably for Microsoft Office 365 government community cloud E5 application suites for all language. This is also a four-year contract, from April 1-March 31, 2026.
  • $2 million to Crayon, for Microsoft Performance Support, Level 3. This is a one-year contract, from April 10-March 9, 2023.
  • $1.4 million to Crayon, through Microsoft Volume Licensing, probably for Microsoft Office 365 government community cloud E5 application suites for all language. This is a four-year contract, from April 1-March 31, 2026. CDT made a total of six IT goods purchases with the company in April.
  • $599,000 to Dhenali for “BitSight High Volume Total Risk Monitoring” security reporting. This is a nearly two-and-a-half-year contract, from April 25-Sept. 11, 2024.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Industry Insider — California.