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Oscar Williams

News editor

The week in public sector IT: the biggest tenders and awards (05/03)

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

Top 10 biggest tenders

The biggest tender of the week comes from Viridian. The Irish energy firm wants to appoint a contractor to provide an IT managed service across its business and it is offering up to £65m to the winning bidder. Suppliers have until 14 May to apply.

Contracting Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Viridian Group IT Managed Services Reference number: VG18001 02/03/18 14/05/18 N £65,000,000
Herefordshire Council The Marches and Gloucestershire Viable Clusters Broadband Project (MGVCBP) 01/03/18 10/05/18 N £11,000,000
Ministry of Defence For the Provision of Configuration Accounting Services for Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Surface Ships 04/03/18 09/04/18 N £10,000,000
Gloucestershire County Council Microsoft Enterprise Licence Agreement Renewal 27/02/18 09/03/18 Y £2,000,000
Birmingham Ormiston Academy 18/02 — Support Management System Platform 03/03/18 12/04/18 Y £1,900,000
The University of Manchester Security Operations Centre (SOC) Services 28/02/18 03/04/18 N £1,200,000
Leicestershire Constabulary IT Health-check PSN & ICCS 27/02/18 20/03/18 N £1,000,000
Department of Finance & Personnel (Northern Ireland) CFT1410709 — DoF — ESS DSS IT Assist — Ivanti Support and Maintenance Contract 28/02/18 04/04/18 N £994,395
Swindon Borough Council Regulatory & Statutory Services Case Management System (RSSCMS) ITT 01/03/18 16/04/18 N £840,000
De Montfort University Provision of a Data Archiving Solution 26/02/18 04/04/18 N £670,000

Top 10 biggest suppliers

Top 10 biggest awards

Fujitsu is both the biggest supplier of the week and the winner of the biggest award. The Home Office has contracted the Japanese firm to supply a Biometric Matcher Service as part of a broader £55m project. The system will let immigration and law enforcement agencies check biometric information, such as fingerprints, against a database. The contract is worth £28m over five years.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Data Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
Home Office Fujitsu Home Office Biometric Matcher Platform and associated Services – Lot 1 21/02/18 N £28,000,000
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Capgemini Service Desk and Service Management 31/01/18 N £10,222,000
Business Services Organisation Intuitive Surgical Sàrl Robot Assisted Surgery for Radical Retropubic Prostratectomy Surgery 28/02/18 N £10,000,000
LLW Repository Ltd ATOS Provision of ICT Services 01/02/18 N £5,604,000
Department of Health PA Consulting Provision of National Institute for Health Research Information Systems Function 31/08/17 N £5,009,000
HM Revenue & Customs Esynergy Solutions Delivery of HMRC Cloud Platform Services 31/01/18 N £4,600,000
Ministry of Defence IBM Provision of Resources to Provide Critical Support to the HRMS and Payroll Services 29/09/17 Y £4,320,834
Department of Health Insight Direct Back Office and Front Office Hardware and Software 15/06/17 N £4,093,450
East of England Broadband Network Think IT ICT, Cloud, Support and Related Services 22/02/18 Y £4,000,000
Department of Health Microsoft CSIPS Implementation 02/06/17 N £2,500,000