show image

Oscar Williams

News editor

The week in public sector tech: the biggest tenders and awards (30/04)

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 most eye-catching tender of the week is also the most valuable. On behalf of the National Police Technology Council, the East Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit is searching for a partner to launch a National Management Centre that provides “a comprehensive range of cyber security and network management services to UK Policing”.

The centre will be nationally coordinated and “locally delivered”, giving forces the ability to buy security services based on their risks. But it will also take a birds eye view of the threats facing the UK’s 48 forces to “proactively defend” their critical networks. Companies have until 20 July to submit their bids. The contract is worth £20m.

Contracting Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
East Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit Provision of a National Management Centre for UK Police Forces 29/04/18 20/07/18 N £20,000,000
Sanctuary Housing Association Infrastructure Modernisation 27/04/18 31/05/18 N £20,000,000
Anglian Water Services Leakage Detection & Network Sensor Equipment 28/04/18 21/05/18 N £10,000,000
Department for Education Accountancy Services and Automated Data Collection Development 27/04/18 04/05/18 N £7,500,000
Notting Hill Housing Trust GB-London: IT IaaS Tender 26/04/18 08/05/18 N £500,000
Moat Homes Ltd GB-Dartford: Moat Mobile Working Solution 24/04/18 28/05/18 N £500,000
Swindon Borough Council Highways Asset Management System (HAMS) ITT 25/04/18 23/05/18 N £474,000
University of Wolverhampton Provision of AV Equipment and Services for the Summer Works Programme 25/04/18 09/05/18 N £300,000
Wrexham County Borough Council Wrexham County Borough Council’s ICT Cloud Migration 27/04/18 25/05/18 N £300,000
University of Bedfordshire Content Management System April 2018 28/04/18 28/05/18 N £300,000

The top 10 suppliers

The top 10 awards

Synectics Solutions has won the biggest single award of the week. The firm will be tasked with providing an analysis system to match data “within and between public and private sector bodies to prevent and detect fraud”. The award is worth £4m and was made at the start of March.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Data Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
Crescent Purchasing Ltd Multiple Suppliers Framework for the Provision of Telecommunications and Associated Services 30/03/18 Y £240,000,000
Cabinet Office/CCS Multiple Suppliers Utilities Management Software, Metering and Ancillary Services 02/04/18 Y £150,000,000
Cabinet Office/CCS Synectics Solutions National Fraud Initiative – Data Matching Services Award 05/03/18 N £4,000,000
Ministry of Defence BAE Systems Information Data Distribution Systems (IDDS) In Service Support Contract 05/02/18 N £3,500,000
Department for Employment & Learning (Northern Ireland) M-Hance Cloud Software Solutions DfE Qualifications and E-Learning – Northern Ireland Colleges Information System (NICIS 2) – Support Services 26/04/18 N £2,700,000
North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative Careworks Electronic Patient Records System – Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 31/03/17 N £2,500,000
Gloucestershire County Council Bytes Software Services Microsoft Enterprise Licence Agreement Renewal 29/03/18 N £2,295,352
Canterbury Christ Church University Tribal Education Student Record System 04/05/18 N £2,200,000
UK Shared Business Services Dell JASMIN CPU and additional storage solution 08/02/17 N £2,191,377
Cabinet Office/CCS NQC DOS: 6208 – Noticing System 05/04/18 N £2,085,280