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Oscar Williams

News editor

The week in public sector IT: the biggest tenders and awards (09/04)

This is the latest instalment of a weekly feature analysing the UK’s biggest public sector IT deals. In partnership with data analysis firm Tussell, we’ve drilled down into the top ten most valuable tenders and awards from the previous fortnight, and taken stock of which tech firms have won the biggest share of the public sector pie.

The top 10 biggest tenders

The top 10 biggest tenders of the last two weeks amount to a massive £169m. The North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative’s tender might appear to be the biggest, but it actually represents a framework for a raft of deals. The biggest single contract of the fortnight is the University of Manchester’s £41m tender for end user computing services. The university wants to implement Windows 10 and Office 365. Companies have until 30 April to apply.

Another interesting item is Transport for the North’s £1.2m tender for an integrated smart travel hub, which appears to leverage open data in the same way that Transport for London uses it in the capital. Firms have until 9 April to apply.

Contracting Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative IT Enterprise Solutions Framework 04/04/18 15/05/18 Y £90,000,000
The University of Manchester End User Computing Services 26/03/18 30/04/18 N £41,000,000
North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative Framework for the purchase of Patient Level Information Costing Systems 03/04/18 27/04/18 Y £10,000,000
Flintshire County Council Datacentre Technologies Supply, Support and Hardware Maintenance 06/04/18 08/05/18 Y £8,000,000
Northern Ireland Housing Executive Provision of Unified Communication and Contact Centre Solution for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive 31/03/18 30/04/18 N £6,000,000
National Procurement Service – Wales NPS Vehicle Telematics 27/03/18 27/04/18 Y £4,000,000
Newcastle upon Tyne City Council Social Care System 06/04/18 22/05/18 N £3,500,000
St Leger Homes of Doncaster Integrated Housing Management System 26/03/18 16/04/18 N £2,200,000
University of Bristol Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system 07/04/18 08/05/18 N £1,750,000
Transport for the North Integrated and Smart Travel, Disruption Messaging and Open Data Hub 07/04/18 09/05/18 N £1,200,000

The top 10 biggest suppliers

The top 10 biggest awards

Once again, the winner of the biggest award of the week is also the biggest supplier. This week, it’s Tait Europe, which has won a major contract to supply a new digital radio system replacement for TfL’s London buses. The deal is worth £20m.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Data Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
TfL Tait Europe Surface Transport Narrow Band Radio System Replacement 23/03/18 N £20,000,000
MoD CGI Fire Control Battlefield Information System Application 28/03/18 N £17,403,694
Sellafield Limited Canon Provision of Print Management Services 28/02/18 N £13,900,000
Halton Borough Council Siemens Term Contract Intelligent Transport Systems Maintenance and Installations 16/03/18 N £10,800,000
Disclosure Scotland BT IT Managed Services Agreement 22/03/18 N £10,712,641
Invest Northern Ireland AV Browne Invest NI — User Experience and User Interface Design Services 27/03/18 N £10,000,000
HMRC Equal Experts Digital Delivery of HMRC Services in DDC Shipley 20/12/17 N £9,984,000
HMRC Capita Digital Delivery of HMRC Services in DDC Newcastle 18/12/17 N £8,700,000
HM Treasury FIS AvantGard DMO Trading Systems Replacement 08/03/18 N £7,607,237
NHS Lanarkshire Technidata NHS Lanarkshire Laboratory Management System 23/03/18 N £7,000,000