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The biggest govtech deals of the fortnight (2/10/19)

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’ve drilled down into the most valuable tenders and awards from the past fortnight. Here’s what we found…

Prior information notices

NHS England has issued one of the biggest PINs of the fortnight: a £25m contract for the provision of IT support services to GPs. According to the notice, the supplier will be tasked with providing support services to general practices across Bristol, Somerset and Gloucestershire. The contract will begin on 1 March 2020 and run for up to five years.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
National Grid Gas Control Systems and Cyber Enhancements Strategic Partnerships 20/8/19 N £1bn
NHS England SCW — Contract for the Provision of General Practice IT Support Services (722) — Market Engagement 20/8/19 N £25m
Department for Education Digital Requirements for the NRS Programme Product Pipeline 26/8/19 N £21m
NHS Wales Informatics Service All Wales Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) ePrescribing Solution 29/8/19 N £2.3m
Dundee City Council Tender for an Integrated Smart Mobility App 30/8/19 N £210k


The largest tender of the fortnight comes from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, which is looking to overhaul its customer engagement strategy and its IT services in the process. The successful bidder will provide long term strategic advice, speed up implementation and “evolve the skills and capabilities of the [chief information officer] function”, according to the notice. Suppliers have until 28 September to bid for the contract, which will last for five years.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Financial Services Compensation Scheme Strategic Technology Partner 26/8/19 26/9/19 N £40m
UK Shared Business Services ARCHER2 Services 22/8/19 10/7/19 N £17.8m
Radian Group Information Technology (IT) Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) 22/8/19 12/8/19 Y £12m
Bristol City Council Bristol City Council Supply and Maintenance of CCTV and Fibre 29/8/19 27/9/19 N £12m
Ministry of Defence DE&S Enterprise Risk Management Tool  23/8/19 30/11/19 N £10m


The Cabinet Office has unveiled the second iteration of its network services framework, which is estimated to be worth up to £5bn and features 81 suppliers. The framework allows public sector organisations from across the UK to procure telecoms and network services, and is due to remain in place for four years.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
Cabinet Office Multiple Suppliers Network Services 2 18/7/19 Y £5bn
Crown Commercial Service Multiple Suppliers G-Cloud 11 2/7/19 Y £951m
Home Office EE Emergency Services Network (ESN) Lot 2 Mobile Services — Contract Variation Award 31/7/19 N £681.4m
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Multiple Suppliers Framework for Hardware and Software Value Added Resellers 9/8/19 Y £125m
Cabinet Office Vodafone Government Convergence Framework (GCF) Core Services Extension 16/8/19 N £114m