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The biggest govtech deals of the fortnight (5/8/19)

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

Transport for London has issued the biggest PINs of the fortnight: a £3m framework for a supplier to provide city simulation technology. According to the notice, the supplier will be tasked with developing “capacity for dynamic project-level simulation, and potentially pilot dynamic simulation-linked infrastructure financing models”. Funding for the project is yet to be established and dependent on external organisations, TfL said.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Transport for London London Simulator 3 1/8/19 N £3m
South Lanarkshire Council Waste Management Solution 25/7/19 N £200k
Transport for London TfL – Strengths Based 360 tool 2/8/19 11/8/19 N £80k
Cornwall Council Crowdfund platform 31/7/19 N £25k
HM Revenue & Customs Campaign Management Technology 2/8/19 22/8/19 N


The biggest single tender of the week comes from Leeds City Council, which has vowed to spend up to £21.1m on a full-fibre broadband programme. The project forms part of a nationwide plan to connect local authority owned premises using ultrafast internet connections. Suppliers have until 4 September to bid for the work, which will begin in January and last seven years.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Leeds City Council Full Fibre Programme 31/7/19 3/9/19 N £21.1m
UK Shared Business Services ARCHER2 Services 24/7/19 2/9/19 N £17.8m
Anglian Water Services Customer Experience Platform 1/8/19 29/8/19 N £15m
WM5G Contract for the Design, Build and Operation of a 5G Application Accelerator 1/8/19 15/9/19 N £9m
Improvement And Development Agency For Local Government LG Inform Plus 2020 2/8/19 15/9/19 N £1.2m


Softcat has won one of the biggest awards announced last week: an £11m contract to provide NHS Digital with ICT desktop managed services. The contract, according to the notice, provides the means for the “provision of commodity ICT goods for end-user computing”. The contract was awarded in May and will run for three years.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
Home Office Everything Everywhere (EE) Emergency Services Network 18/7/19 N £681.4m
Northern Housing Consortium Multiple Suppliers Electronic Payment Services Framework 2019-2023 23/7/19 Y £150m
Ministry of Justice 4net Technologies CTSC Technology Solution Award 10/7/19 N £16.4m
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Atos IT Services UK Data Centre Design, Build, Migrate & Operate Services 4/7/19 N £12.3m
NHS Digital Softcat ICT Desktop Managed Services 14/5/19 N £10.7m