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The week in public sector IT: the biggest tenders and awards (12/03)

This is the latest instalment of a new 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.

Top 10 biggest tenders

The biggest tender of the week comes from Northern Ireland Water. The utilities firm is looking for a firm to provide, operate and maintain voice, data radio networks and associate infrastructure services. The contract is worth £13m and firms have until 9 April to apply.

Contracting Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Northern Ireland Water Operation and Maintenance of Voice, Data, Radio Networks and Associate Infrastructure 08/03/18 09/04/18 N £13,000,000
East Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit Command & Control System 11/03/18 18/05/18 N £7,858,170
The Manchester Airport Group PLC Provision of an Integration Broker Technology and Systems Integrator Services 08/03/18 06/04/18 Y £3,700,000
North Ayrshire Council HR Payroll CRM and ICT Helpdesk Single Platform 09/03/18 06/04/18 N £2,000,000
Middlesbrough Council Tees Valley – Provision of mobile phone & online payment system for parking charges 06/03/18 12/04/18 N £1,485,000
Scottish Qualifications Authority Assessment Creation and Delivery System 06/03/18 06/04/18 N £1,100,000
Swindon Borough Council Highways Asset Management System (HAMS) ITT 10/03/18 09/05/18 N £742,000
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council SAP Licences Support and Maintenance (for VEAT notification purpose only) 05/03/18 16/03/18 N £648,222
King’s College London Cisco Supply Maintenance and Consultancy 10/03/18 09/04/18 N £600,000
University of Sheffield Consultancy to Build and Deliver a Data Warehouse 06/03/18 09/04/18 N £600,000

The top 10 biggest suppliers

The top 10 biggest awards

The biggest supplier of the week and the winner of the biggest award is the professional services firm CACI. The National Records of Scotland has contracted the firm to provide an online tool for the provision of Scotland’s 2021 online collection instrument. The deal is worth up to £8.29m and was struck in January.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Data Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
National Records of Scotland Caci Scotland’s Census 2021 — Online Collection Instrument 16/01/18 N £8,294,075
Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency Oracle Oracle Premier Support 02/03/18 N £6,420,732
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Liguidlogic SOL — Social Care Information System 01/02/18 N £6,000,000
Department of Justice (NI) Multiple suppliers Courtroom Technology Refresh and Development 06/03/18 N £5,000,000
Highways England Daisy IT Managed Services Highways England Service Desk and End User Support 10/01/18 N £4,439,900
Border To Coast Pensions Partnership Bloomberg ICT Investment Platform (Revised Tender) 09/02/18 N £4,170,252
East of England Broadband Network WCL (UK) ICT, Cloud, Support and Related Services 22/02/18


Department for Education Parity Consultancy Services Project Management Services 12/01/18 N £4,000,000
Devon County Council Software Box Supply of ICT Packaged Software Services 06/02/18 Y £3,000,598
Construction Industry Training Board XMA Supply of Standard IT Equipment and End User Devices 26/01/18 N £2,100,000