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The biggest govtech deals of the week (29/5/19)

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

Manchester Airport has unveiled plans to launch a software reseller framework worth £18m. The notice is unusually light on detail, but the framework is likely to form a part of the airport’s broader £1bn transformation programme. The airport, the largest outside of London, also created a £19m framework for the provision of its IT services last year.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Highways England Free-Flow Charging Package A: Road User Charging Services 21/5/19 N £90m
Manchester Airport PLC Software Re-Seller Framework 22/5/19 Y £18m
Office for National Statistics Provision of CPI and RPI Local Price Collection and Associated Statistical Services 21/5/19 N £12m
NHS National Services Scotland Remote Health Monitoring and Communications System 21/5/19 N £1.5m
Derbyshire County Council ICT17025 Supply of a Coroners Case Management System with Associated Services 20/5/19 6/6/19 N


The biggest tender of the week comes from the Health and Social Care Information Centre, which is launching a £500m framework for digital care services. It will provide “contract vehicles for, amongst others, GPs practices, Clinical Commissioning Groups and other NHS providers to purchase systems and services”, the notice states. The deadline for applications is 5 July.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Health and Social Care Information Centre Digital Care Services (GP IT Futures Frameworks) 21/5/19 4/7/19 Y £500m
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Traffic Management Partner for the Eastern Region and Traffic Management Partner for the London North Western North Route 21/5/19 18/6/19 Y £180m
Home Office HMPO Scanning, Validation and Storage 23/5/19 9/7/19 N £120m
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation Security, Surveillance and Smart City Solutions 23/5/19 24/6/19 Y £50m
Aberdeenshire Council Provision of Gigabit Connectivity Framework 20/5/19 27/06/19 Y £22m


Cadence Partnership has secured one of the largest awards announced last week: a £16.5m deal to provide implementation, delivery and transition services to the Department for Education. The contract began last June and will run for two years.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
Department for Work & Pensions Vodafone Group Public Limited Company Network Services (RM1045) Lot 4 Procurement for Non-Geographical Numbers 20/2/19 N £34.5m
Department for Education Cadence Partnership LLP Implementation, Delivery and Transition Services 1/6/18 N £16.5m
Yorkshire Housing Ltd HCL Technologies UK Limited Implementation and Design of Enterprise Technologies in Tomorrow’s Yorkshire 2/5/19 N £11.5m
Department of Education (Northern Ireland) Civica UK Limited DE Teachers’ Pension System 17/5/19 N £5.9m
Home Office Deloitte LLP PROC427 Status & Sponsorship 20/5/19 Y £4.2m