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The biggest govtech deals of the week (4/11/19)

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

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The largest PIN of the week comes from Network Rail Infrastructure, which plans to procure a solution to test interoperability between trackside and on-board equipment. The deal is worth £6m and forms part of the Digital Railway Programme, which has been conceived to meet rising demand on the UK’s rail network.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Testing, Validation, Verification and Integration of ETCS Equipment 30/10/19 N £6m
Colchester Borough Council Local Full Fibre Network Fund (LFFN) Wave 3 Network Construction Works 31/10/19 N £3.5m
Golding Homes Ltd Cloud Hosting, Software and Support Early Market Engagement 31/10/19 N £300k
Leicester City Council Centralised Key Management Solution 29/10/19 20/11/19 N
Leicester City Council Website, CRM and Case Management Consolidation 29/10/19 22/11/19 N


Kent City Council has unveiled plans to launch a software products and services framework valued at up to £500m. The framework will allow public sector organisations to procure a range of software including operating systems, HR and payroll systems, security software and virtualisation tools. Prospective suppliers have until 13 December to apply.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Kent County Council Software Products and Associated Services 2 — Framework Y200011 29/10/19 13/12/19 Y £500m
Ministry of Defence Dreadnought Crew Training – Prime and Integrator 31/10/19 4/5/21 N £200m
Suffolk Sourcing Digital Care Partnership 11/1/19 2/12/19 N £75m
Birmingham Organising Committee For The 2022 Commonwealth Games Ltd Telecommunication Services for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games 29/10/19 25/11/19 N £10.4m
NHS North of England CSU Child Health Information Services CHIS Lancashire 29/10/19 26/11/19 N £9.1m


PA Consulting has won one of the largest awards announced last week: an £8m deal to develop information systems for the National Institute for Health Research. The deal was inked more than two years ago and will remain in place until 31 August 2020.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
Mid & East Antrim Borough Council Multiple Suppliers MEa Business Consultancy Framework 30/5/19 Y £47.8m
Richmondshire District Council Softcat PLC Further Competition for Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Contract Under Framework RM3733 Technology Products 2 30/10/19 N £16.9m
Department of Health PA Consulting Services Limited Provision of National Institute for Health Research Information Systems Function 31/8/19 N £8.1m
Ministry of Justice Scrumconnect Limited Crime Programme Agile Back End Development Services 11/8/19 N £7m
Highways England Bytes Software Services Limited Microsoft Licensing 30/6/19 N £4.9m