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Oscar Williams

News editor

The week in public sector IT: the biggest tenders and awards (19/03)

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 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.

The top 10 tenders

This week, the biggest tender comes from the Scottish government. Officials are searching for a firm to build fibre-connected masts to roll out 4G coverage to remote areas of the country in Scotland. The project forms the first part of a series of interventions to boost digital connectivity. Firms have until 18 May to apply for the contract, which is worth up to £25m.

Contracting Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Scottish Government Scottish 4G Infill Programme: Capital Funded Mast Deployment Project 17/03/18 18/05/18 N £25,000,000
United Utilities Water Ltd Services-Framework-Network Redesign 13/03/18 04/04/18 Y £17,000,000
NHS Digital Specialist Security Services for NHS Digital 13/03/18 13/04/18 Y £9,999,995
Northern Ireland Housing Executive Maintenance and Support of a Housing Management System 13/03/18 09/04/18 N £8,000,000
Jisc Services Limited Public Wi-Fi Services 16/03/18 18/04/18 N £5,000,000
Nottingham City Council Replacement Delivery Partner 12/03/18 12/04/18 N £4,000,000
NHS Highland NHS Highland GP Desktop and Server support 13/03/18 09/04/18 N £2,500,000
The Manchester Airport Group PLC Supply, Implementation and Support of an A-CDM System 14/03/18 11/04/18 N £1,500,000
British Broadcasting Corporation TV Audience Measurement Analysis Service 15/03/18 12/04/18 N £1,000,000
North East Lincolnshire Council Framework Arrangement for the Provision of a Real Time Passenger Information system 13/03/18 13/04/18 Y £820,000

The top 10 suppliers

The top 10 awards

The Northern Ireland Prison Service issued the biggest award of the week, but hasn’t disclosed the name of the contractor due to “security reasons”. Meanwhile, the biggest recorded supplier of the week is US professional services and IT giant Caci, which won a contract to provide a data collection system for the Scottish census. The deal is worth more than £7m.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Data Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
Northern Ireland Prison Service Multiple Suppliers DoJ — Northern Ireland Prison Service — PRISM Contract 07/03/18 N £17,000,000
National Records of Scotland Caci Scotland’s Census 2021 Data Collection Operational Management System and Integration Services 02/02/18 N £7,623,000
Cambridgeshire Constabulary Specialist Computer Centres Microsoft Enterprise Agreement 16/03/18 N £5,953,764
Home Office Mastek DevOps Platform Development and 3rd Line Support 28/02/18 N £4,971,500
Renfrewshire Council British Telecom Telephony as a Service (TaaS) 20/02/18 N £4,795,908
Department for Infrastructure (Northern Ireland) Capita IT Services to support delivery of statutory vehicle testing service and booking services for driver and vehicle testing 14/03/18 N £4,239,540
NHS National Services Scotland EDC Systems Single Supplier Framework for a Managed Telematics Service 27/02/18

Y

£3,700,000
Home Office Equal Experts UK Digtial Applications Processing (DAP) Delivery Service for Caseworking team 01/11/17 N £2,000,000
Department for Work & Pensions Entserv UK Provision of Digital ADMS Teams for Legacy Systems 24/02/18 N £1,978,858
Ministry of Defence Carbon60 Provision of CIS Security, Information Assurance, Secure Logistics, Safety and Database Management Services to Navy Command 21/04/17 N £1,800,235