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The biggest govtech deals of the week (20/7/20)

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: Ministry of Justice
Title: Framework: Enterprise Resource Planning Software as a Service (ERP SaaS) solution
The lowdown: After a dearth of prior information notices that spanned several months, we’re finally seeing a surge of high-profile PINs. One of the most intriguing comes from the Ministry of Justice. The department is setting up a £100m framework covering enterprise resource planning software that may be rolled out to other ministries across Whitehall. If it is, it would be a controversial move. As the GlobalData analyst Rob Anderson explained in a piece for NS Tech last week, the MoJ has a long and complicated history with shared services. Read Rob’s analysis here, and if you’re still keen to bid for the award, you can register your interest via the contact details listed here.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Cabinet Office
Title: Framework: Mobile voice and data services
Register interest deadline: 24 July 2020
Value: £2bn

Buyer: Joint Forces Command (JFC)
Title: Land Environment Tactical Communication and Information Systems
Register interest deadline: 28 July 2020
Value: £400m

Buyer: Dorset Police
Title: Framework: Digital forensics services
Estimated publication date: 14 August 2020
Value: £60m

The top tenders

This week’s featured tender

Buyer: Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
: Framework: Real-time healthcare tracking and patient flow systems
The lowdown: The largest tender of the week comes from the Countess of Chester Hospital, which is looking to establish a framework covering real-time healthcare tracking and patient outflow systems. The framework is worth up to £54m and suppliers have until 10 August to apply.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation
Title: Framework: Print books and digital lending solutions
Deadline: 7 August 2020
Value: £12m

Buyer: Department for Education
Title: Manage Your Education and Skills Funding (MYESF)
Deadline: 29 July 2020
Value: £8.4m

Buyer: Leeds Council
Title: Electronic security equipment
Deadline: 17 August 2020
Value: £4m

Buyer: Manchester Metropolitan University
Title: Integrated payment platform
Deadline: 10 August 2020
Value: £2.4m

The top awards

This week’s featured award

Buyer: Department for Communities (NI)
Supplier: Atos
Title: Medical support services
The lowdown: Atos has secured the largest deal of the week – an £82m contract covering the technology underpinning Northern Ireland’s work capability assessment service. The Department for Communities had intended to join a procurement programme run by the Department for Work and Pensions to re-tender the service, but, in light of the pandemic, instead decided to extend its existing contract by two years. The deal was awarded on 15 July.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Crescent Purchasing Consortium
Supplier: Various
Title: ICT hardware
Award date: 13 July 2020
Value: £256m

Buyer: University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Supplier: Various
Title: Total document storage, scanning and digitalisation solutions
Award date: 15 July 2020
Value: £60m

Buyer: Joint Forces Command
Supplier: BravoSolution
Title: e-sourcing platform
Award date: 13 July 2020
Value: £6m

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