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Oscar Williams

News editor

The week in public sector IT: the biggest tenders and awards (16/04)

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 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

It’s another week of massive deals, with the value of this week’s top 10 tenders amounting to more than £88m. The biggest of them all is Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company’s £60m contract. The organisation is searching for a strategic partner to implement a new IT system, as well as support existing systems. Firms have until 8 May to apply.

Contracting Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company DVA ICT Strategic Partner 10/04/18 08/05/18 N £60,000,000
East Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit Provision of a client Side delivery Partner Service for the Police National Enabling Programme 13/04/18 10/07/18 N £20,000,000
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust CLCH Assistive Communication Technology, Associated Products and Accessories DPS 11/04/18 08/05/18 Y £3,829,000
University of Southampton Provision of Telephone and Data Transmission Services — Moves, Adds and Changes 12/04/18 02/05/18 N £1,500,000
Ipswich Borough Council The Supply of CCTV System Upgrade and Ongoing Maintenance for Ipswich Borough Council 09/04/18 04/05/18 N £750,000
Devon County Council Fixed Line Voice and Data Services 12/04/18 14/05/18 N £750,000
General Medical Council Infrastructure Maintenance and Support 11/04/18 10/05/18 N £600,000
Oxford City Council Provision of Resilience Support to the Revenues and Benefits Service of Oxford City Council 10/04/18 20/04/18 N £400,000
Wolverhampton City Council Adult Education MIS System 10/04/18 10/05/18 N £210,000
Future Cities Catapult Design, Build, Installation and Maintenance of Technology Totems for Newcastle University 09/04/18 18/04/18 N £100,000

The top biggest suppliers

The top 10 biggest awards

The biggest single award disclosed last week is HMRC’s contract for a partner to deliver new public-facing digital services. The contract was awarded to Mercator IT Solutions in January and is worth nearly £25m.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Data Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
Cabinet Office/CCS Gemserv Utilities Switching Services 26/03/18 Y £1,500,000,000
Financial Conduct Authority Multiple Suppliers Skilled Persons Cyber Panel 23/03/18 Y £40,000,000
Scottish Government Computacenter IT Peripherals 14/03/18 Y £25,000,000
HM Revenue & Customs Meractor IT Solutions Digital Delivery of HMRC Services in DDC London and Worthing 08/01/18 N £24,492,000
Cabinet Office/CCS IBM Provision of ITSM Support Services for DBS 29/03/18 N £10,061,384
HM Revenue & Customs Mercator IT Solutions Digital Delivery of HMRC Services in DDC London and Worthing 17/01/18 N £8,000,000
UK Shared Business Services Limited Visionist Cirrus Technical Delivery 13/03/18 N £5,800,000
Department for Education Esynergy Solutions Enterprise Cloud Digital Transformation Services 12/01/18 N £4,000,000
Department for Education Methods Digital Digital Transformation Services 12/01/18 N £4,000,000
Ministry of Defence Multiple Suppliers Provision of Support & Maintenance (S&M) to Digital Platform 24/04/17 N £2,634,447