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The biggest govtech deals of the week (29/9/19)

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 drill down into the most valuable tenders and awards of the last seven days. Here’s what we found this week…

Prior information notices

The largest prior information notice of the week comes from the Cabinet Office, which has unveiled plans to launch a £900m framework for records management services. The announcement comes less than four months after the UK’s public spending watchdog claimed that Whitehall’s reliance on poor quality data had been partly responsible for the Windrush scandal.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Cabinet Office Records Information Management and Associated Services 26/9/19 Y £900m
Crown Commercial Service Quality Assurance and Testing for IT Services 2 Dynamic Purchasing System 24/9/19 Y £110m
Crown Commercial Service Records Information Management and Associated Services 23/9/19 Y £100m
Sanctuary Housing Association Website Development, Design and Hosting 24/9/19 N £750k
Highways England Highways England Fleet Management Software 25/9/19 N £750k


The Scottish Government has issued a £20m tender for digital evidence sharing software. The tender is being carried out on behalf of Police Scotland, the Crown Office, the Scottish Courts and the Tribunal Services among others. The contract is set to remain in place for five years.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Cabinet Office Gigabit Capable Connectivity 24/9/19 23/9/19 Y £500m
Scottish Government Digital Evidence Sharing Capability 23/9/19 25/10/19 N £20m
Ministry of Defence Reprogramming Capability for the Modernized Radar Frequency Interferometer 27/9/19 29/11/19 N £3m
Transport for London Victoria Coach Station (VCS) Bus Information Display System (BIDS) 23/9/19 1/11/19 N £1m
Local Government Association GB-London: Provision of technical services at the LGA annual conference 2020 24/9/19 21/10/19 N £500k


Chelton has won one of the largest awards revealed last week: a £100m contract to provide aircraft communication system devices to the Home Office. The ministry will use the system to support air to ground comms for the new Emergency Services Network. The contract was awarded in August and will remain in place until 2031.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
Cabinet Office Edenred (UK Group) Employee Benefits 30/8/19 N £380m
Home Office Chelton Contract Award for the Provision of Aircraft Communication System Devices for ESN 13/8/19 Y £100m
Home Office CGI IT Technology Services to DBS 27/8/19 N £85.7m
City of London Corporation BT Provision of a National Management Centre for UK Police Forces 19/11/19 N £85.7m
The Police ICT Company Multiple Suppliers Procurement of Minerva Consultancy Technical Support Lot 2 Data Quality and Exploitation 6/11/19 Y £30m