Procurement of Computer Assets from the Department of Social Services


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The California Department of Social Services (DSS) spent just over $2 million in the first quarter of 2022 on computer assets, according to the State Contract and Procurement Registration System.

The top five purchases in the category, which totaled $2,102,476 with rounding, were:

  • $847,447 for Dell Mobile Precision workstations, purchased on January 10 under a statewide contract from PC Specialists Inc.
  • $499,999 for technical consulting services, purchased Jan. 10 under a multiple-award schedule contract in California that extends through June 30. The contract is to provide services for DSS’s Statewide Verification Hub project.
  • $475,880 for Dell Latitude tablets, purchased Jan. 10 through Granite Data Solutions as part of a statewide contract.
  • $168,791 for Dell Latitude laptops, purchased Feb. 4 through Granite Data Solutions under a statewide contract.
  • $110,359 for a “Full Access Alchemer License,” purchased March 23 from Onpar Advisors on a competitive small business option. Alchemer is a provider of surveys, access logs, and other products.
Denis Noone

Dennis Noone is 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 editor of USA today in Washington, DC He lives in Northern California.

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