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The biggest govtech deals of the week (10/8/20)

This is the latest instalment of an exclusive series analysing the UK’s biggest public sector tech deals. In partnership with GlobalData, we’ve drilled down into the most valuable tenders and awards from the last seven days. Here’s what we found this week…

The top prior information notices

This week’s featured PIN

Buyer: Home Office
Title: Supply of acquisition, design and build services for telecoms mast base station sites
Lowdown: The Home Office has unveiled plans to splash £50m on new base stations to underpin the emergency services network. Prospective suppliers have until 9 December to register their interest in the forthcoming tender.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Title: Framework: New systems and associated services to replace the existing specialist signal detection, case management and analytics systems
Estimated publication date: 14 September 2020
Value: £5m

Buyer: Network Rail
Title: Software solution with the capability to capture and provide route clearance data
Deadline for registering interest: 31 August 2020
Value: £N/A

Buyer: University of Chichester
Title: Website renewal, hosting and maintenance and services
Deadline for registering interest: 10 September 2020
Value: £500k

The top tenders

This week’s featured tender

Buyer: Crown Commercial Service
Title: Artificial intelligence services
The lowdown: The Crown Commercial Service has issued the largest tender of the week: a £200m framework covering artificial intelligence services. The new framework will allow buyers from across the public sector to procure AI services from a list of pre-approved suppliers. Suppliers can apply to be listed on the framework at any point until it’s wound down in March 2024.

The best of the rest

Buyer: NHS South Central And West Commissioning Support Unit
Title: Framework: Digitisation of Lloyd George records
Deadline: 2 September 2020
Value: £185m

Buyer: Home Office
Title: Development of new online and API services and extension of existing services including L3 support
Deadline: 19 August 2020
Value: £5m-10m

Buyer: Highways England
Title: Invoice and payment service
Deadline: 19 August 2020
Value: £5m

The top awards

This week’s featured award

Buyer: HM Land Registry
Supplier: Kainos
Title: Technical delivery, software development, technical architecture, WebOps and test practices for the digital and technical programmes
The lowdown: Kainos has secured the largest individual award published last week week: an £8m contract to provide software development to HM Land Registry in support of its digital transformation programme. The contract came into effect in late June and will remain in place for two years.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Network Rail
Supplier: Cisco
Title: Framework: Software upgrades, support, architectural and professional services
Award date: 4 August 2020
Value: £70.7m

Buyer: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development (DFID) and British Council (BC)
Supplier: Vodafone
Title: Framework: Information and telecommunications services
Award date: 7 August 2020
Value: £55m-282m

Buyer: NHS Shared Business Services
Supplier: Various
Title: Framework: Healthcare Clinical Information Systems (HCIS)
Award date: 5 August 2020
Value: £50m-1.25bn

Buyer: Air Command
Supplier: Thales Group
Title: Logistic support services for (C4i)
Award date: 4 August 2020
Value: £50m

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