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The biggest govtech deals of the week (1/5/20)

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: NHS Shared Business Services
Title: Framework – ICT hardware and services
Lowdown: Over the last few days, we’ve seen a resurgence in public sector procurement activity. The most striking example is a new £500m framework for ICT hardware and services issued by NHS Shared Business Services. There is no deadline for registering interest, but it’s expected that the framework will launch in August. More information can be found here.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Joint Information Systems Committee (Jisc)
Title: Framework – Digital Archival Collections Group Purchasing Scheme 2020
Publication date (estimate): 11 May 2020
Value: N/A

Buyer: Defence Equipment and Support
Title
: Sub-surface and surface communications system
Publication date (estimate): 24 May 2020
Value
: £5m

Buyer: National Library of Scotland
Title: Large format digitisation system
Publication date (estimate): 1 July 2020
Value
: N/A

Buyer: Defence Equipment and Support
Title: Maritime Command and Staff Trainer (MCAST) capability
Publication date (estimate): 29 May 2020
Value: N/A 

The top tenders

This week’s featured tender

Buyer: Home Office
Title: Present and future projects of the Digital Services at the Border (DSAB) programme
The lowdown: One of the largest tenders of the week comes from the Home Office, which is looking to form a new tech partnership to “transform the way [the department] manages the United Kingdom Borders”. The work is worth up to £5m and prospective suppliers have until 12 May to apply. More information can be found here.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Highways England
Title: Framework: Topped vehicle detection (SVD) solution
Publication date (estimate): 13 August 2020
Value: £32m 

Buyer: Leicestershire County Council
Title: Next Generation Access solutions
Deadline: 22 July 2020
Value: £6.8m

Buyer: Department for Education
Title: Apprenticeship agile service
Deadline: 13 May 2020
Value: £4-5m

Buyer: Oxford City Council
Title: Supply and implementation of a revenues and benefits system
Deadline: 26 May 2020
Value: £1m

The top awards

This week’s featured award

Buyer: NHS Shared Business Services (SBS)
Supplier: SBL
Title: ManageEngine licences
The lowdown: SBL and ManageEngine have secured the largest contract of the week: a £112.4m deal to provide ManageEngine licences to the NHS. The length of the contract, which was inked on 28 April, has not been disclosed.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Public Health England
Supplier: Oracle
Title: Enterprise Resource Planning solution
Award date: 28 April 2020
Value: £6.2m

Buyer: General Medical Council
Supplier: Ellwood Atfield and Hays
Title
: Identify and recommend candidates
Award date: 27 April 2020
Value: £5m

Buyer: Joint Forces Command (JFC)
Supplier: GD Mission Systems
Title
: Ground Based ISTAR system
Award date: 29 April 2020
Value: £4.6m

Buyer: Cardiff Council
Supplier: CK Communications
Title
: CCTV and fibre communications network
Award date: 30 April 2020
Value: £4m

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