Purchasing represents the procurement from vendors of goods and services that are recorded in the State’s purchasing system and for which payment must be made amounts. Already spent, amounts the State is obligated to pay to a specific vendor as a result of an order or contract, and amounts that are set aside for imminent purchases are included in purchasing data. The summary purchasing data may fluctuate until all underlying transactions in the reporting period have been finalized by the buying agency. The purchasing system records purchases for all three branches of State government: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial.
Comparison data for agencies is published for seven fiscal years, but the most recent year may still be undergoing end-of-year adjustments. Purchasing data for independent authorities is not included at this time.
Additional information is in the attached dataset summary PDF (available on the [About] tab under "Attachments".)