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The biggest govtech deals of the week (15/7/19)

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 seven days. Here’s what we found this week…

Prior information notices

Red Kite Learning Trust has issued the biggest PIN of the week: a £20m framework for IT suppliers to provide mobile learning devices, networking solutions and cloud-based voice-calling services to a range of public sector buyers, including schools, colleges and universities.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Red Kite Learning Trust National Framework for ICT Solutions 11/7/19 Y £20m
Anglian Water Services Limited Laboratory Information Management System 9/7/19 N £3m
NHS England Clinical Decision Support Tool 11/7/19 N £800k
NHS Wales – Shared Services Partnership Wales Local Portfolio Management System (LPMS) 11/7/19 N £400k
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Prior Notice for Asset Investment Planning System Sourcing Event 11/7/19 N


The biggest tender of the week comes from the Crown Commercial Service, which is launching a £1.5bn for framework for public sector organisations to commission suppliers to help build new digital services. According to the tender notice, the development of “an online, front-end billing application to replace a paper-based system for Ministry of Justice” is the kind of project the framework can deliver. The deadline for firms to apply to be listed on the framework is 14 August.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Crown Commercial Service Digital Outcomes and Specialists 4 8/7/19 14/8/19 Y £1.57bn
East Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit ICT VAR Framework 12/7/19 12/8/19 Y £350m
Wolverhampton City Council Dark Fibre (LFFN) 9/7/19 7/8/19 N £28m
Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation Display and Exhibition Ranges 10/7/19 7/8/19 Y £7.5m
Coventry University Digital Learning Ecosystem Transformation Partner 8/7/19 15/8/19 N £5m


Nimbus Digital & Technology Innovations has won one of the biggest deals announced last week: a £5m to provide the Department for Education with cloud delivery and support services. The contract began in June and will run for one year.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
Financial Conduct Authority Multiple Suppliers Cloud and Technology Resourcing and Outcomes Framework 3/6/19 Y £125m
Ministry of Defence Boeing Defence UK Limited Defence Operational Training (Air) Core Systems & Services 30/3/19 N £35.7m
University of Birmingham Prolinx Limited Tender for the Supply of equipment and Managed Network Service for Wireless, Network and Cabling 13/5/19 N £35m
Department for Education Nimbus Digital & Technology Innovations Ltd Cloud Support – Cloud Delivery and Support Services 22/6/19 N £5m
Swansea University GV Multi-Media Limited Audio Visual Design, Supply and Installation and Supply Only 19/6/19 Y £4.8m