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The biggest govtech deals of the week (13/7/20)

This is the latest instalment of an exclusive series analysing the UK’s biggest public sector tech deals. In partnership with GlobalData, we’ve drilled down into the most valuable tenders and awards from the last seven days. Here’s what we found this week…

The top prior information notices

This week’s featured PIN

Buyer: Joint Forces Command (JFC)
Title: Support of an existing Geospatial Intelligence System
The lowdown: Joint Forces Command has unveiled plans to spend at least £100m on a contract supporting its existing geospatial intelligence system. The service provides imagery, maps, charts and other geographical data to the army, airforce and navy. Although there’s currently no application deadline, it’s expected that a deal will have been struck by September this year.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Department for Education
Title: Digital and technical skills training
Register interest deadline: 17 July 2020
Value: £3m

Buyer: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Title: Array platform including array and data management and analysis platforms
Estimated publication date: 20 August 2020
Value: £N/A

Buyer: British Tourist Authority
Title: Contact management and relationship solution
Estimated publication date: 7 July 2020
Value: £300k

Buyer: Hammersmith and Fulham Council
Title: Land and property-based IT case management system
Estimated publication date: 6 July 2020
Value: N/A

The top tenders

This week’s featured tender

Buyer: Transport for Greater Manchester
: Framework: GM CAZ (Clean Air Zone) service agreement
The lowdown: One of the largest tenders of the week comes from Transport for Greater Manchester, which is looking to establish a £235m framework covering the technology underpinning its new Clean Air Zone. A virtual “bidders event” will be held this coming Thursday (16 July). More details can be found here.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Title: Framework: ICT solutions delivery
Deadline: 7 August 2020
Value: £200m

Buyer: Cornwall Council
Title: Superfast broadband and infrastructure services
Deadline: 25 September 2020
Value: £5.3m

Buyer: Welsh Government
Title: Hwb education digital learning platform
Deadline: 7 September 2020
Value: £5.1m

The top awards

This week’s featured award

Buyer: Government Digital Service
Supplier: LA International
Title: Digital capability services
The lowdown: The IT recruitment agency LA International has secured one of the largest individual awards of the week: a deal to provide “digital capability” experts to the Government Digital Service on a short-term basis. Little is known about what the team will be working on, but the practice of parachuting developers and designers into Whitehall departments at short notice was first trialled during last year’s Brexit preparation work.

The best of the rest

Buyer: University of Manchester
Supplier: Various
Title: Framework: Cloud enabled IT services
Award date: 8 July 2020
Value: £20-50m

Buyer: Crown Commercial Service on behalf of Cabinet Office
Supplier: Epiq
Title: Legal document hosting services
Award date: 9 July 2020
Value: £6.7m

Buyer: Department for Education
Supplier: Xerox
Title: Managed Print Services for Apprenticeship and T Level Certificates
Award date: 7 July 2020
Value: £4.2m

Buyer: Network Rail
Supplier: Various
Title: SaaS and software applications
Award date: 7 July 2020
Value: £3.7m

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