Here are the top 5 purchases of IT services from DMV in October

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The state-owned entity that many Californians are the face of retail government made less than a dozen IT service purchases last month – but spent in the middle of seven figures on its most expensive purchases.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles made 10 IT service purchases in October and spent $ 4,794,168 on its top five purchases. Here is, rounded off, what DMV bought, based on data from the National market and contract registration system:

  • $ 1.3 million to LexisNexis risk management solutions for “Evaluation of LexisNexis devices”. It’s a nearly four-year contract, from October 22 to September 30, 2025. According to the company’s website, its products help entities deal with risks, including identity theft and security. fraud, and prevent “insurance and government benefits scams”.
  • $ 1 million to Avere Inc., for IT services’ technical and professional services for the workflow of downloading real identity documents and extracting data from scanned paper forms using artificial intelligence (AI) and digital technology. ‘machine learning’. This is a one-year contract from October 25-24, 2022. The company is working with the DMV to help streamline the REAL ID application process.
  • $ 1 million to Verificient Technologies Inc. for “DMV Knowledge Testing Program Proprietary Software as a Service (SaaS) Remote Delivery”. This contract runs from October 22 to June 30, 2022. By the DMV, the company is part of its MVProctor, an automated and unattended “online test experience”.
  • $ 765,000 to US Citizenship and Immigration Homeland Security for the DHS SAVE program. This is a one-year contract from October 1 to September 30, 2022. The provider in this case is most likely US Citizenship and Immigration Services through the US Department of Homeland Security. The purchase appears to be a one-year renewal of the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program, which provides electronic verification of immigration status and eligibility for benefits.
  • $ 683,000 to Mergent Systems Inc. for “Qmatic maintenance, repair and hosting services ”, a three-month contract from October 1 to December 31. Usually the DMV uses, Qmatic – described in 2019 by the Ministry of Finance as a “computer queue system” – to monitor wait times of field offices and obtain information on workloads.

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