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The biggest govtech deals of the week (11/6/19)

This is the latest instalment of an exclusive series analysing the UK’s biggest public sector tech deals. Every week, 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…

Prior information notices

The Cabinet Office is preparing to launch a new UK-wide framework for cyber security services. Estimated to be worth up to £100m, the framework will allow public sector organisations to buy cyber consultancy services, including pen testing, risks assessments and cyber incident response strategies, from a list of suppliers approved by the National Cyber Security Centre. The notice says “the suitability of a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) and lotting structure or service filters of this commercial agreement will be determined as a result of the market engagement”.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Cabinet Office Cyber Security Services 3 4/6/19 N £100m
General Pharmaceutical Council Managed IT Services 7/6/19 N £3.5m
Wrexham County Borough Council North Wales Consortium Children and Young People IT Software Solution 7/6/19 N £900k
Department for Education Adoption and Fostering Digital/Technical Discovery – Market Engagement Event 6/6/19 26/6/19 N
HM Revenue & Customs Multi-channel Digital Tax Platform (MDTP) 7/6/19 12/7/19 Y


The biggest tender of the week comes from the NHS London Procurement Partnership, which is launching a £3bn framework for information management and technology services. The framework incorporates a range of IT services, from consultancy to robotic process automation and chatbots. The deadline for applications is 16 July.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
NHS London Procurement Partnership Information Management and Technology (Including Managed Service) 6/6/19 16/7/19 Y £3bn
Manchester Airport PLC Software Re-Seller Framework 7/6/19 27/6/19 Y £18m
NHS South, Central and West CSU NHS Sunderland CCG – Medical Records Scanning for GP Practices in Sunderland 7/6/19 7/7/19 N £771k
Simply Serve Limited Provision of an E-Rostering System for NHS Trusts within Somerset 6/6/19 4/7/19 N £674k
Financial Services Compensation Scheme Governance, Risk and Compliance System 7/6/19 27/6/19 Y £500k


Civica has secured the largest award announced last week. Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has commissioned the outsourcing giant to act as a delivery partner and provide ICT support to a new benefits and revenue centre in the region. The deal is worth up to £937m.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Civica UK Limited Framework Agreement for the Provision of Revenues and Benefits and Associated Services 1/5/19 Y £937m
Disclosure Scotland Bjss Limited Delivery Partner for Digital Services and Replacement of Legacy Mission IT 1/5/19 N £70m
Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation Multiple Suppliers Security and Surveillance Systems 40/3/19 Y £60m
Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (NI) Deloitte LLP Provision Business Intelligence and Data Analytics 13/5/19 N £25m
Cambridgeshire County Council BT Connecting Cambridgeshire Phase 4 Superfast Broadband Rollout 15/4/19 N £11.2m