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The biggest govtech deals of the week (8/6/20)

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: Highways England
Title: Second-generation Pavement Management System (PMS)
The lowdown: Highways England has unveiled plans to splash £8m on a pavement management system, overseeing the “development of pavement renewal and maintenance programmes”. Although there’s no deadline for registering interest, it’s expected the tender notice will be published towards the end of this month.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO)
Title: Punchout integration for the Magento platform
Estimated publication date: 26 June 2020
Value: £140,000

Buyer: City of London
Title: HR, payroll, finance and ERP solutions
Register interest deadline: 17 June 2020
Value
: £N/A

Buyer: Peterborough Council
Title:  IT service management system
Estimated publication date: 1 April 2021
Value: £N/A

The top tenders

This week’s featured tender

Buyer: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Title: Framework: Network integration services as part of the ECHO2 Programme
The lowdown: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued the biggest tender of the week: a £184m framework for network integration services. “The services will connect ministerial headquarters and other head offices in the UK with their respective embassies, consulates and other office locations, totaling approximately 532 sites in 180 countries,” the contract notice states. Vendors who win a place on the framework will not be guaranteed work, but the FCO says “significant elements are expected to be called off when the framework agreement is awarded (or very shortly thereafter)”. The deadline for applications is 13 July.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Barking and Dagenham Council
Title: ERP software solution
Deadline: 6 July 2020
Value: £6.5m

Buyer: University of Strathclyde
Title: Replace the current in-house HR and payroll system
Deadline: 3 July 2020
Value: £5.1m

Buyer: Surrey and East Sussex Councils
Title: Framework: Pension Administration System (PAS)
Deadline: 22 June 2020
Value: £5m

The top awards

This week’s featured award

Buyer: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Supplier: Microsoft
Title: Office 365
The lowdown: Microsoft has scooped the biggest contract of the week: a £16.8m deal to provide the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with Office 365 licences. The contract came into effect on 2 June and will run until 31 March 2023.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Department for Work and Pensions
Supplier: Unifii
Title
: IT service management strategic toolset
Award date: 1 June 2020
Value: £12.4m

Buyer: Oasis Community Learning
Supplier: Various
Title
: ICT goods and services
Award date: 2 June 2020
Value: £8-12m

Buyer: Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Supplier: Systems Technology Consultants
Title: Digital forensic services
Award date: 2 June 2020
Value: £8m

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