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Oscar Williams

News editor

The week in public sector tech: the biggest tenders and awards (23/04)

This is the latest instalment of a weekly feature analysing the UK’s biggest public sector tech 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

The biggest tender of the week is the Cabinet Office’s G-Cloud 10 framework. The framework will allow public sector organisations to procure cloud computing and cyber security services from a list of pre-approved companies. Applications for listing on the framework opened on 18 April and are due to close at 5pm on Wednesday 23 May. Businesses have until 9 May to submit clarification questions, answers to which will be posted on the government’s Digital Marketplace on 16 May. The framework is worth up to £600m.

Contracting Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Cabinet Office/CCS G-Cloud 10 20/04/18 23/05/18 Y £600,000,000
Anglian Water Services Customer Experience Platform 17/04/18 14/05/18 N £10,000,000
Affinity 22 Limited Clarion Housing’s Digital Experience Strategy, Design and Implementation 21/04/18 21/05/18 N £8,000,000
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation The Supply of Consumer Electronics 18/04/18 21/05/18 Y £1,700,000
Transport for London Support Services HP1000 Series Systems 20/04/18 16/05/18 N £800,000
Cardiff University Supply of an EPOS Solution 21/04/18 06/06/18 N £300,000
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Development and Support of Salesforce-based Student Information System 20/04/18 23/05/18 N £210,000
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Havens ICT system including technical and /user support and maintenance 16/04/18 11/05/18 N £110,000
Local Government Association Provision of Local Government Cyber Security Stocktake 18/04/18 31/05/18 N £100,000
North East Lincolnshire Council The Redevelopment of North East Lincolnshire’s Careers & Resources Portal Incorporating Online Prospectuses & Online Application Systems for Young People & Adults 18/04/18 02/05/18 N £100,000

The top 10 suppliers

The top 10 awards

Plexal, an innovation hub in the Olympic Park, won the biggest award announced last week. As NS Tech reported, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is now handing the innovation hub a total of £13.5m to deliver a cyber innovation centre tasked with accelerating the rollout of new security tech.

“We’ll provide each company with a bespoke programme of support, covering professional services, legal accounting, brand marketing, business mentoring,” said Plexal CEO Claire Cockerton. “Then we’re utilising CSIT’s specialist engineering resource. All the companies incubated will have access to engineers to help them push forward product development.”

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Data Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Plexal London Cyber Innovation Centre 20/03/18 N £11,259,799
Derby City Council CDW IT Hardware 29/03/18 N £6,500,000
Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex Axon Public Safety Body Worn Video – Essex Police 29/03/18 N £3,400,000
Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent Axon Public Safety Body Worn Video – Kent Police 08/01/18 N £24,492,000
Research Councils UK UOE Hpcx ARCHER HPC Facility — Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) 17/04/18 N £2,630,000
Department for Work & Pensions Informatica Software Software Subscription 01/07/17 N £2,075,000
Durham Constabulary Jenoptik Traffic Solutions ANPR Requirements 28/02/18 Y £2,000,000
Severn Trent PLC Stark Software Energy — Data Aggregator and Data Collection (DA/DC) 01/04/18 Y £1,932,130
Department for Education SAS Software Software Licence 25/09/17 N £1,900,000
Research Councils UK UOE Hpcx ARCHER HPC Facility – Service Provision 17/04/18 N £1,850,000