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Oscar Williams

News editor

The week in public sector tech: the biggest tenders and awards (04/06)

This is the latest instalment of an exclusive feature analysing the UK’s biggest public sector tech deals. In partnership with data analysis firm Tussell, we’ve drilled down into the top ten most valuable tenders and awards from the previous fortnight, and taken stock of which tech firms have won the biggest share of the public sector pie.

The top 10 tenders

One of the biggest tenders of the last fortnight is Kent County Council’s £50m framework for managed ICT services. The framework will be launched in September, last nearly four years and cover the council’s IT support and maintenance, onsite support, training, ICT strategy, cloud solutions, security and data storage, among other services. Companies have until 6 July to apply.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
APUC The Supply, Design and Installation of Energy Efficient Audio-Visual Equipment 01/06/18 10/07/18 Y £60,000,000
Kent County Council Managed ICT Services 22/05/18 06/07/18 Y £50,000,000
London Borough of Harrow Revenues and Benefits Resillience Support 29/05/18 26/06/18 N £4,900,000
Scottish Police Authority (SPA) Provision of a National Integrated Communication Control System (ICCS) for Police Scotland 02/06/18 13/07/18 N £4,600,000
Victoria & Albert Museum Contract for the Provision of an E-commerce System to the Victoria and Albert Museum 25/05/18 22/06/18 N £3,000,000
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council HR & Payroll System 24/05/18 28/06/18 N £3,000,000
North Ayrshire Council Provision of Platform Technology (REISSUE) 26/05/18 29/06/18 N £2,200,000
NHS National Services Scotland NHS NSS Warehouse Management System 31/05/18 04/07/18 N £1,300,000
Highways England Intelligent Asset Management Lockers / Cabinets 29/05/18 29/06/18 N £950,000
University of the West of England, Bristol 019/2018E Network Core Replacement and Ongoing Equipment Supply, Support and Services 24/05/18 22/06/18 N £900,000

The top 10 suppliers

The top 10 awards

Accenture is the winner of the single biggest award of the week – a £20m contract to supply the Student Loans Company with app development and maintenance services. The contract started in April and runs till October 2020.

Another eye-catching item is Morpho’s £7m deal with the Home Office. The firm has been selected to supply the department with the Matcher Engine Software behind its new Biometric Matcher Platform. The tool has been designed to enable immigration and law enforcement agencies to check biometric information such as fingerprints against a database. The Home Office awarded the first lot of the contract to Fujitsu earlier this year.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Data Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
NHS Digital Redcentric Solutions Telecommunications Network Services (HCON01295 — YHPSN) 09/0/18 Y £120,000,000
Student Loans Company Accenture QA & Core Systems ADM Partner 03/04/18 N £20,000,000
East Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit Computacenter Delivery Partner for the VMWare 3 Year Enterprise Licence Agreement (ELA) for UK Police, Fire and Rescue Services Contract 07/05/18 N £15,853,819
Dounreay Site Restoration Limited ROC Technologies ICT Service and Maintenance 31/05/18 N £13,000,000
Scottish Public Pensions Agency Aquila Heywood Public Pensions Administration Software 23/05/18 N £10,000,000
Home Office Morpho UK Home Office Biometric Matcher Platform and associated Services – Lot 2 16/05/18 N £7,040,000
West Coast Trains Limited Mclaren Applied Technologies VT/KW/Train On-board Infrastructure 27/04/18 N £5,162,200
Crown Prosecution Service Wipro Provision of End User Computing Services 12/04/18 N £4,650,000
Durham County Council Softcat Microsoft Enterprise Service Agreement 31/05/18 N £3,768,994
Department for Work & Pensions Vodafone Mobile Connectivity 28/03/18 N £2,841,516